NixCon 2023

Rok Garbas

Rok is an Engineer at flox and a member of NixOS Marketing team.

Rok's journey started with many years of freelance work with Python and DevOps. Not being happy with the state of package management at the time, he found Nix in 2010 and has been a user, a contributor and an advocate since then.

Wherever he worked he put users first, either as a Release Engineer at Mozilla or as a consultant at Tweag. UX/DX became the language to "talk" to the users. Knowing that communicating the ideas is as important as having the technical skill is what makes Rok stand out. Understanding users and knowing how to talk to them is what brings a smile to Rok's face everyday.

Rok these days likes to tinker with Rust and is still excited when things work.


How to teach Nix in 5 minutes!
Rok Garbas

Congratulations, you’ve convinced your friends / peers / coworkers to give Nix a try. Now the hard work starts: you have to actually teach it to them! Nix might be hard to learn, but it sure can be a fun journey! In this talk, Rok Garbas from flox will share the tools and techniques you need to teach Nix to your friends and colleagues…and, most importantly, what NOT to teach.

Lecture hall (Room 122)