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.
IRC on Freenode
|#nixos||General NixOS and Nix help||logs|
|#nix-darwin||Nix on macOS||logs|
|#nixos-aarch64||NixOS on ARM (64 bits)||logs|
|#nixos-borg||The ofborg development channel.||logs|
|#nixos-chat||An informal channel for chit-chatting when going off-topic on the main channel.||logs|
|#nixos-dev||Nix and NixOS development (#nixos for questions)||logs|
|#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.||not logged|
|#nixos-ruby||Ruby ecosystem in NixOS||logs|
|#nixos-on-your-router||Using NixOS on/as a router||logs|
|#nixos-wiki||Wiki coordination channel||logs|
|#nixos-emacs||Nix Emacs discussions||logs|
|#nixos-cs||Czech and Slovak NixOS community||logs|
|#nixos-fr||French NixOS community||logs|
|#nixos-de||German NixOS community (formerly #krebs)||logs|
In addition to these IRC channels being bridged, there is also the unofficial NixOS matrix channel.
An unofficial Discord server is available at discord.gg/RbvHtGa.
There are some regional telegram groups dedicated to NixOS:
There is currently only one official Mailinglist related to NixOS, nix-devel. You don't need to be a developer to use this mailing list, although much of the discussion delves into deeper technical issues. Note that it is currently being replaced by the NixOS Discourse forum, see below.
For a free-form discussion forum, checkout the NixOS Discourse or the NixOS Reddit channel. For Q&A style discussion of any Nix related issues, check out stack overflow questions tagged Nix,NixOS, NixOps and Nixpkgs.
You can find a variety of talks and demos of Nix-related material on YouTube. Of particular note are the NixCon 2017 Talks and NixCon 2015 Videos
- NixOS Office Hours - Bi-weekly discussions
- Peti - Weekly Haskell packaging
- NixFriday - Weekly Nix teaching sessions
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: