Internet Relay Chat
There are several Python-related channels on the Freenode IRC network. All channels are available by using the Internet Relay Chat server irc.freenode.net.
For short questions, you can get immediate help by visiting the #python channel. You will need to first register your nickname with FreeNode, using the nickname setup instructions. You should also read the FAQ for the #python channel.
German speakers can use the #python.de channel on either irc.freenode.net or IRCnet. The channel on irc.freenode.net is much more active than the one on IRCnet.
Portuguese speakers can use the #python-pt channel on irc.freenode.net.
Spanish speakers can use the #pyar channel, from the Python Argentina user group, on irc.freenode.org.
French speakers can join the #python-fr channel on irc.freenode.net.
Finnish speakers can join the #python.fi channel on IRCnet.
Turkish speakers can join the #python-tr channel on irc.freenode.net.
#pylocal on Freenode is for Python user groups.
#python-dev on Freenode is for CPython developers, where they can coordinate their work or discuss problems.
#distutils on Freenode is for Python packaging discussion.