Skip to content

Local Offline Collaboration Special Interest Group


Notifications You must be signed in to change notification settings


Folders and files

Last commit message
Last commit date

Latest commit



35 Commits

Repository files navigation

Local Offline Collaboration (Locol) Special Interest Group

standard-readme compliant

User research, collaborations, and features to make the knowledge and tools on the internet accessible and useful on partitioned, low-bandwidth, or intermittant networks.

Table of Contents


The IPFS Local Offline Collaboration (Locol) Special Interest Group is focused on understanding the challenges of users in offline or async networks, collaborating with partners serving those users, and prototyping solutions to understand how to make IPFS more useful for local offline collaboration.

Focus areas

  • Participate in communities like Offline First
  • Conduct user research around offline and local-first use cases, communities, and best practices
  • Support collaborations between IPFS and community members who are building tools for peer-to-peer sharing and collaboration in local/offline networks
  • Research and prototype applications that utilize IPFS for local-first collaboration and resilient offline usage

Demo and discussion calls

We meet occassionally to discuss projects and share demos relevant to local and offline collaboration. These meetings are scheduled one-off as speakers or discussion leaders volunteer. Subscribe to this issue to be notified of upcoming meetings.

View our historical meeting notes or call recordings to see what we've discussed in past sessions!

PROPOSE A TALK! Come speak about your project or use-case! Jump into this issue to offer up a demo or suggest a discussion topic for our next call.

Discussion forums

Between calls, we encourage folks to make use of these async channels to share resources and and chat with fellow aficionados of offline/local-first tech:


The Locol SIG is actively looking for more participants! Follow the issues for occassional gatherings to discuss local and offline use cases, challenges, and ongoing work - or create a new issue with your ideas and research!


All documents are licensed under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license © 2016 Protocol Labs Inc. Any code is under an MIT license.


Local Offline Collaboration Special Interest Group







No releases published


No packages published