This Mastodon instance, called Technology in Montreal, is a bit of an experiment. Its presupposition is that Montreal has a clear bright future not the least because of its strong technology clusters such as in video games, film and video postproduction, artificial intelligence, aerospace, biotech, IT and data centers and more.
While there are several initiatives to bolster the tech community, investment, and startups for example, there is not much out there for the generalized tech worker to communicate besides specialized meetups and as mentioned those in the managerial and investor class.
Therefore this instance is adamantly built as an open source hub on the Fediverse for Montreal tech workers of various sorts to discuss technical subjects, their work, perhaps life in general.
It is geared towards the underserved Anglophone and immigrant communities, though it is totally open and forthcoming to the majority Francophone tech workers of course.
More rules to come as Technology in Montreal is developed - this is only the very beginning.
Stay tuned for a companion Technology in Montreal website and Discourse forum coming soon!
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