Pipal Academy

Please write to us at hello@pipal.in if you would like this course to be conducted at your organization.

Decorators are one of the elegant features of the Python programming language. They are heavily used in modern libraries and frameworks to create elegant APIs.

This workshop introduces Python decorators starting from the functional programming concepts to writing practical decorators using lot of examples and exercises.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • understand how decorators work
  • appreciate how decorators are applied in the libraries and frameworks that you use
  • build beautiful abstractions using decorators
  • improve code readability and reusability using techniques learnt

This course is targeted at experienced Python programmers who would like to learn advanced features of the Python programming language for building libraries and frameworks with beautiful APIs.

This course assumes a working knowledge of Python programming. It is not recommended for programmers who are new to Python.


  • Good working knowledge of Python programming language
  • Introduction to Functions in Python
  • Functions that take functions as arguments
  • Functions returning functions
  • Introduction to Decorators
  • Decorators that take arguments
  • Decorator Patterns
  • Building a simple web framework using decorators

The suggested duration of the course is 1 day.

This is an interactive course and it is suggested to limit the number of participants to 12 or less for it to be effective.

All the topics covered in the class will recorded as Jupyter notebook and shared with all the participants at the end of the each day of the course.

Anand Chitipothu

Anand has been crafting beautiful software since a decade and half. He is co-founder of Algoshelf, a demand sensing and decision support software platform. He is co-author of web.py, a micro web framework in Python. He has worked at Strand Life Sciences and Internet Archive.