Lua Community

Meeting places

There are several places you can go to meet other people that use Lua. A good starting point is, a collaborative meeting place built for and by Lua users.

One of the focal points of the Lua community is our mailing list, which is very active and friendly; it has over 2500 subscribers from all over the world, including several Lua experts and the Lua team.

Other meeting places are the chat room and stackoverflow. For discussions in Portuguese, join the Lua BR mailing list and visit pt.stackoverflow.

If you want to meet in person, join a user group, find a user group near you, attend a Lua Workshop or a LuaConf.


Part of the Lua community has met in person during a workshop in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Join us at the Lua Workshop 2017. [NEW]

The main goal of this series of workshops is to allow the Lua community to get together and meet in person and talk about the Lua language, its uses, and its implementation. Another goal is to help spread the word about Lua to industry and academia, taking advantage of the location of the workshop when possible.

If you'd like to organize a Lua workshop, please post a proposal in the mailing list.


You can contribute to the community in several ways: answer questions about Lua (in the mailing list, in the chat room, in stackoverflow, and elsewhere), collaborate in the lua-users wiki, answer our survey, add a Lua logo to your web page, tell us about third-party sites related to Lua and papers and theses about Lua, and write tools and libraries for Lua.

Supporting Lua

You can help to support the Lua project by buying a book published by and by making a donation.

You can help to spread the word about Lua by buying Lua products at Zazzle.

[buy a book at the Lua Bookstore at Amazon]