I spent final week within the Armenian capital of Yerevan, which performed host to this 12 months’s World Congress On Information Technology (WCIT). The distinguished occasion brings collectively authorities businesses, IT corporations, lobbying teams, buyers, and startups as they focus on the most recent developments in info and communications tech. And this 12 months, it additionally noticed the announcement of a brand new social community — HyeConnect.

Derived from Hayastan, the Armenian identify for the nation, HyeConnect was described at a press convention as a platform to attach all Armenians across the globe, as they search to construct partnerships, launch new companies, and collaborate on tasks to learn the nation and its folks. That features the nation’s inhabitants of three million, in addition to its world diaspora of a whopping seven million folks.

AVB and HyeConnect

🇦🇲Ազդարարվեց “Hye Join” և “Armenian Digital Bridge” Ծրագրերի մեկնարկը։—Kick-start of the “Hye Join” and the “Armenian Digital Bridge” Applications.

Posted by Hakob Arshakyan on Saturday, October 12, 2019

HyeConnect is at present nonetheless a piece in progress, which is why I don’t have any screenshots to point out you. Nevertheless, I can inform you what a few of its chief proponents — Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, musician and activist Serj Tankian (who you would possibly know from legendary rock band System of a Down), and Armenia’s minister of high-tech business, Hakob Arshakyan — bear in mind for the community whereas it’s being constructed.

Credit score: WCIT 2019