Montreal entrepreneur Austin Hill of Akoha is trying to rally the Canadian troops during 'conference season' which includes SXSW Interactive in Austin from March 13-17th, the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from March 23-27th, and the Web 2.0 Expo from March 31-April 3rd.
If you are planning on attending any of these conferences this year please send a tweet using the conference hash tag & #MTL to introduce yourselves including who you are, which company you are with (if any) and any information about meetups, promotions, presentations or help you need to get the most out of your trips.
- #SXSW #MTL Example: @georgefavvas CEO of @smarthippo is at #SXSW #MTL this week where SmartHippo is going to be doing a fun promotion.
- #GDC #MTL Example: @austinhill from @akoha #MTL is doing a keynote at #GDC Serious Game Summit
- #Web2Expo #MTL Example: @acroll @seanpower Authors of new O’Reilly book on Watching Websites are speaking at #Web2Expo #mtl
This will allow other Canadian & Montreal tech community members to reach out, introduce themselves and hopefully lend a helping hand to each other for any specific things you are trying to get done. It also allows those of us not attending events to keep an eye on your tweets from Montreal.
If this picks up with other cities such as #Tdot (Toronto), #Van (Vancouver), #Cal (Calgary), #Ott (Ottawa) or #CAN (Canada) you can use these links to track the Canadian tech community at these conferences. Expat Canadians are also welcome to grab the #CAN tag to join in on the fun.
Great idea Austin. With an estimated 400 game developers from Montreal going to GDC and a three or four dozen attending SXSW, this should turn into the official conference communications channel for the Montreal tech community and beyond.