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Getting help

How to engage with the Pants community.

The Pants community is friendly, welcoming, and passionate about improving the craft of software engineering. If you need help with anything Pants-related, you've come to the right place. We'd love to hear from you!


The best place to get help is the Pants project's Slack workspace. You can join using this link.

We encourage you to introduce yourself in #welcome. You can use #general to ask questions or to share feedback.


Read blog.pantsbuild.org to find elaboration on new features, tutorials, reveals of upcoming features, insights into what we're thinking about and working on, and behind-the-scenes interviews with Pants users and maintainers.


The Pants Build Open Source Community Newsletter is published 1-2 times per month. It offers a quick roundup of what's new in Pants and the extended community.

Mailing list

You can join the [email protected] mailing list here. This is used mostly for announcements and for us to solicit user feedback.


Pants is an open-source software project, developed at <https://github.com/pantsbuild/pants>.

If you discover a bug with Pants or have a feature request, feel free to file an issue. Please check first if a similar issue has already been filed; if it has, please comment so that we know to bump the issue in priority.


We also have a Pants Build YouTube channel with a variety of concise tutorials, introductions to core concepts, and tips. Subscribe to the channel to get notified of additions.

Have an idea or request for a future video topic? Bring it up on the Slack! We'd love to know what you're wondering about.

About us

Learn more about the Pants community.