# Community

IPFS is home to a vibrant, diverse community of thousands of contributors and participants from all over the globe! Here's how to get help, support, or just hang out with other folks who are helping to build the distributed web.

# IPFS newsletter

Sign up for the IPFS Weekly newsletter to get project updates, community news, event details, and more. In your inbox every Tuesday. Subscribe now! (opens new window)

# Ways to contribute

No matter your area of specialty or level of expertise, there are many ways to contribute to IPFS and make a real difference in the IPFS community at large.

# IPFS forums

The official IPFS forums (opens new window) are the primary home of IPFS-related discussion. Join the conversation on https://discuss.ipfs.tech (opens new window) for everything from technical questions, project brainstorming, talk on IPFS use cases, and more.

# Chat

Casual chat fan? Here are all our channels. There's getting-started advice for you here, too.

# Community Calendar

If you're an IPFS implementer, consumer, or user, you are welcome to join the community meetings we host regularly.

Stay up-to-date by subscribing to the IPFS Community Calendar (opens new window) and joining community meetings such as triage sessions, the IPFS implementers sync, and the IPLD sync.

Events can be added to the IPFS community calendar by inviting ipfs.io_eal36ugu5e75s207gfjcu0ae84@group.calendar.google.com.

# ProtoSchool workshops

ProtoSchool isn't just home to interactive tutorials on the decentralized web — it's also a vibrant community of makers and doers around the globe! Community groups worldwide host ProtoSchool workshops (opens new window) regularly, offering you the opportunity to complete our interactive tutorials with the support of local mentors.

# Meetups

IPFS meetups are also all over the world. Find one close to you (opens new window) ... or contact IPFS Community on Meetup.com (opens new window) to start your own in your area!

# Social media

We're in a lot of places. Here's how to find them all for your favorite platforms.

# Ecosystem directory

Explore the world of projects and products built on IPFS in the Ecosystem directory (opens new window) – an interactive showcase filterable by industry, tooling, and more.

If you want to add a new project to the IPFS ecosystem directory, use this form (opens new window).

# Awesome IPFS

Get inspired by Awesome IPFS (opens new window), a catalog of community-built open-source projects using IPFS for everything from image sharing to decentralized archiving. Have a project of your own to add to Awesome IPFS? Make a PR in the repo! (opens new window).