Get In Touch
This article provides an overview of various ways of engaging the Nix community. See the Nix Community article to learn more about who we are, and the official NixOS community page for more information.
There is an official Nix chat presence on Matrix. There is a NixOS Community Space containing rooms on many Nix topics. Matrix Spaces are a beta feature, not supported by all clients or homeservers. The main Nix Matrix room is #nix:nixos.org.
If your client doesn't support spaces see MatrixRooms for a list of rooms.
Previously, the Nix channels were on Freenode, a different IRC network. There are public logs from the Freenode versions of these channels. There is no logging set up on the Libera.Chat versions (yet).
|#nixos||General NixOS and Nix help|
|#nix-darwin||Nix on macOS|
|#nixos-chat||An informal channel for chit-chatting when going off-topic on the main channel.|
|#nixos-dev||Nix and NixOS development (#nixos for questions)|
|#nixos-gm||A social channel for gender minorities in the NixOS community. This is an invite only channel. Introduce yourself in #nixos-gm-invites and someone will invite you.|
|#nixos-on-your-router||Using NixOS on/as a router|
|#nixos-wiki||Wiki coordination channel|
|#nixos-emacs||Nix Emacs discussions|
|#nixos-cs||Czech and Slovak NixOS community|
|#nixos-fr||French NixOS community|
|#nixos||German NixOS community on hackint.org irc network (webchat version: https://webirc.hackint.org)|
An unofficial Discord server is available at discord.gg/RbvHtGa.
There are some regional Telegram groups dedicated to NixOS:
For a free-form discussion forum, checkout the official NixOS Discourse or the NixOS subreddit. For Q&A style discussion of any Nix related issues, check out Stack Overflow questions tagged Nix,NixOS, NixOps and Nixpkgs.
NixCon has an official Fediverse presence, @firstname.lastname@example.org, where talk videos are published.
You can also find a variety of talks and demos of Nix-related material, including videos from older NixCons, on YouTube.
- Peti - Weekly Haskell packaging
- NixFriday - Weekly Nix teaching sessions
- OfficeHours - Weekly Nix Office Hours (1600-2000 UTC Fridays, more times as mentors are available)
Mailing list (no longer used)
An ever-growing number of Nix and NixOS related meetups can be found on meetup.com. In this section, we list regional meetups dedicated to NixOS and the Nix Ecosystem; if you cannot find a meetup near you, try seeking out a functional programming or DevOps meetup in your area, as Nix-related topics can often be discussed in such a context.
- German mumble meetup
- Berlin, Germany
- London, UK
- Munich, Germany
- Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Montpellier, France
- Romandie, Switzerland
NixCon is the official Nix Ecosystem conference, which in the future will occur on a yearly basis. Previous NixCons:
- Nix Camp "Nix Camp is a 2 week long event from September 12th to September 26th .[...] in the midst of Wales [...]"