Hello world! I've been a software developer for nearly a decade and I'm a huge proponent of FOSS.
Mastodon first impressions: I need to find some relevant follows. My subreddits took years to curate and I fear this may take nearly as long.
@klutchell Be Welcome here - the local timeline here of fosstodon has lots of toots from some really knowledgeable and interesting folks. You'll be up and running in no time.
@oilyfish cheers! I also just found the lists of interesting people to follow on the intro page https://hub.fosstodon.org/blog/five-things-to-do-after-you-join-fosstodon
@klutchell Welcome to Fosstodon! Enjoy your time here.
@klutchell welcome to Fosstodon!
Also, try asking around in communities (like subreddits) you already like for people that also have mastodon accounts. The lobste.rs recently did that, found some nice connections there:
@klutchell Hi fellow guy. Welcome in this interesting place. Hope you enjoy it! See you! :)
@klutchell Welcome! So far I’ve found it pretty easy to find good people. The combo of focused instances + federation means cross-pollination that creates new discoveries once you have a critical mass of a few follow.
@klutchell What's your class in D2?
@jccpalmer Hunter. You?
@klutchell I, too, am a cloak-wearer. Loving the new bottom tree Gunslinger.
@jccpalmer right?! I went on a knife streak yesterday and it was glorious! Making Shaxx proud.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.