The Polkadot community is expanding every day. Below are the most essential links to the community channels.
Keep in mind that no admin or moderator will ever DM you for any reason whatsoever without prior contact and anyone doing so is likely trying to scam you.
- Polkadot Forum - a place for thoughtful comments and discussions on the future of Polkadot, and the steps we can take to get there together.
- Polkadot GitHub - Parity maintained repository that houses the Rust implementation of the Polkadot Host.
- Polkadot Support Knowledgebase and Polkadot Support Contact.
- Polkadot's Latest Research (news)
Polkadot Meetup Platform - Information on hosting meetups, applying for funding, and materials for running it.
Community Events - Information on events funded by the Treasury and organized by the Polkadot community (candidates or ambassadors) focused on promoting Polkadot, Kusama, and related technologies. The events are educational and informative, and their goal is to create an impact in the community.
- This Wiki's public Matrix room is here.
Polkadot Space - Space containing all official rooms below. Note that this is a newer feature and may not be supported by your Matrix client. If you face any issues, join the rooms individually.
- Polkadot Watercooler - General room for talk about Polkadot.
- Polkadot Validator Lounge - Room for validators learning about setting up a node.
- Polkadot Direction - Governance, and a place to discuss the future of Polkadot.
- Polkadot Digest - News about what is happening in the Polkadot ecosystem, published every weekday except holidays
Kusama Space - Space containing all official rooms below. Note that this is a newer feature and may not be supported by your Matrix client. If you face any issues, join the rooms individually.
- Kusama Watercooler - General room for talk about Kusama.
- Kusama Validator Lounge - Room for validators learning about setting up a node.
- Kusama Direction - Governance, and a place to discuss the future of Kusama.
- Substrate Developers Chat - A Matrix chat room for Substrate development.
- Substrate Developers Telegram Chat - A Telegram chat room for Substrate development, bridged to Matrix Substrate Developers Chat linked above.
- Substrate and Polkadot StackExchange - More advanced room for technical questions on building with Substrate.
- Smart Contracts & Parity Ink! - A room to discuss developing Substrate smart contracts using Parity Ink!
Blogs and tutorials
- Subscribe to the Polkadot newsletter - official, infrequent
- Dot Leap Newsletter - less official, weekly
- Polkadot & Kusama Ecosystem Map - Comprehensive list of projects building in the ecosystem made by SubWallet with support from Parity Technologies.
- Polkadot Deep Dive Quarterly Report - A quarterly report series that dives deep into the growth of the whole ecosystem. Made by SubWallet with sections focused on Ecosystem Overview, DeFi, NFT & Web3.
- Polkadot Stack - if you're interested in seeing what's under development and where there's room for your contributions.
- Teams Building on Polkadot - Community maintained list of teams building on Polkadot and/or Substrate. (Note that this may contain inaccuracies, as it's unofficial).