A technical community is one that shares an interest in a certain kind of technology, such as a software application, programming language, operating system.

Examples Edit

Examples of such communities include:

  • Usenet newsgroups such as comp.lang.perl.moderated
  • User groups (eg. Linux User Groups, Final Cut User Groups)
  • Open source software -- a meta-community consisting of numerous sub-groups

Tools and platforms Edit

Technical communities often have a high level of comfort and proficiency with using computer-mediated communications and online tools. They are very likely to host their own platforms rather than using one provided by a third party, unless the third party tool provides features (through aggregation) that would not otherwise be available.

Technical communities often use:

Events Edit

Technical communities commonly use the following event formats:

Common session formats include:

Community norms Edit

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