Get In Touch

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See the nixos.org/community for how to get in touch.

This article lists additional platforms to meet community members.

See the Nix Community article to learn more about who we are.

Online

Chat

Matrix

The official NixOS Community Space has rooms on many Nix topics. The main Nix Matrix room is #nix:nixos.org.

Matrix Spaces are a beta feature, not supported by all clients or homeservers. If your client doesn't support spaces see MatrixRooms for a list of rooms.

IRC

There is a Nix presence on the Libera.Chat IRC network; the primary user channel is #nixos, and the development channel is #nixos-dev.

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).

Nix and NixOS channels
Channel Description
#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-emacs Nix Emacs discussions
Regional channels
Channel Description
#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)

Discord

An unofficial Discord server is available at discord.gg/RbvHtGa.

Telegram

There are some regional Telegram groups dedicated to NixOS:

Regional Telegram channels
Channel Languages
@NixOS_zhcn Chinese, English
@ru_nixos Russian, English
@nixos_en English
@nixosbr Portuguese

Videos

NixCon has an official Fediverse presence, @nixcon@conf.tube, 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.

Streaming

  • Peti - Weekly Haskell packaging
  • OfficeHours - Weekly Nix Office Hours (1600-2000 UTC Fridays, more times as mentors are available)

Mailing list (no longer used)

There was previously an official mailing list related to NixOS, nix-devel. It has been replaced by the NixOS Discourse forum, see above.

Events

  • Nix Camp "Nix Camp is a 2 week long event from September 12th to September 26th [2021].[...] in the midst of Wales [...]"