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HackerNest WATERLOO Roaming Tech Social

  • Mar 11, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Hey Waterloo and Kitchener and Guelph*, come have drinks on us at our first-ever roaming Tech Social - a very chill way to get a little more connected with your local tech/innovation community!


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*Note: and surrounding areas

(Toronto folks welcome too! Need a ride / looking to carpool?)




For the first time ever, the intrepid HackerNest team of caped crusaders will make the western pilgrimage to Kitchener / Waterloo. Yes, citizens, the journey shall be long, arduous, and dangerous, but we must forge ahead, for we must carry our message forward. We come bearing free beer and good tidings!


Our lead event organizers are both Waterloo Mechatronics alumni!


Jaclyn: ex-Microsoftie, now building her hardware startup! Rock climber, do-gooder.

Neville: Was at RIM/BB, now still spends most of his time in Waterloo at Avvasi. Loves robots, and mojitos.


Know any Waterlooish tech people who are kinda cranky because there aren't Tech Socials where they're at? If you do, you should probably let 'em know about this one.




Rough lineup (in development)

- quick intro
- sponsor appreciation & love
- announcements

- a few words from FITC (FITC = Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.) on upcoming events

- a note about the Posted Image Space Apps Challenge

- short talk and "Ask Me Anything" Q&A by Miovision founders Kurtis McBride and Tony Brijpaul!





Prime Sponsor:

Worldwide transportation-industry-conquering Miovision Technologies, providers of the world's best automated traffic data collection hardware and software






Canada's favourite household-name-tech-behemoth: BlackBerry, award-winning global leader in wireless innovation and technology

Venue Partner:

Communitech, the massive innovation center bringing together entrepreneurs, MNCs, and academic institutions under one roof



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  • JJ

    First HN Tech Social in the area - t'was great. Love the crowd and met some cool folk.

    March 19, 2013

  • Sam W.

    It was great to meet the Kitchener-Waterloo community! Thank you to the organizers and sponsors for putting it all together.

    2 · March 13, 2013

  • Tony A.

    The event was absolutely amazing. Thanks to the organizers and sponsors for bringing so many awesome people into one place. Loved it!

    2 · March 12, 2013

  • Murray M. time if we need group transport, we should try to arrange a little in advance...there is an app for that?

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Murray M.

    Hey Shaharris..another great event..despite the bad weather a super turnout...I personally made some great connections...I have some video to edit/upload..anyone wishing to help with that please let me know...

    2 · March 12, 2013

  • Aaron

    Great meeting everyone that came out tonight! If I missed exchanging business cards, send me a shout at my first name And big thanks to Shaharris for organizing tonight's event #respectbossmon
    P.S. Sorry for the duplicate posts (internet hiccup)

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Aaron

    Author of Ice Cream Startups. Offering ride from Oakville and back if anyone is interested.

    March 11, 2013

  • HackerNest A.

    PARKING confirmed - no problem after 6pm :) Park away carbon footprint lovers. Unless you're in a hybrid or electric, then not so much carbon love. See ya'll soon.

    March 11, 2013

  • Mario B.

    Looking forward to tonight's event!

    March 11, 2013

  • Matthew P.

    Anybody still available to drive? 1 caveat... I need to be picked up as I will be bringing a couple of computers, a monitor and a slew of other things in order to video stream tonight’s event. I know, that may be a pain. Closest intersection to me is Bloor/Sherbourne.

    March 11, 2013

  • HackerNest A.

    We're heading up this pm and setting up. Get rsvps in stat so we can sort enough beverages! Also, do +1 on your rsvp or get guests to rsvp too. Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

    March 11, 2013

  • Kevin K.

    Working on a product. Thought I'd be able :( rock on still, gents!

    March 11, 2013

  • Mario B.

    Guest Name : Peter Scheffer

    March 11, 2013

  • Al S.

    yes I am comin

    March 11, 2013

  • HackerNest A.

    Hey folks, T-2 days till we land on KW. Looking forward to seeing awesome new faces, some old friends, long-lost connections, and having a cold one! RSVPs are picking up. Come, bring a friend. We ♥ people. Good people. Fun people. Smart people. Good-fun-smart people. 7pm start, but if you're off work and there early, we'll be there, so drop-on in!

    March 9, 2013

  • Rory

    Anyone coming from Windsor, London? I am coming from Windsor and could grab you on the way?

    1 · March 6, 2013

    • JJ

      Nice, Windsor representing!!! Looking forward to meeting Rory. Defo want to hear about the scene in the whole Windsor-Detroit-Ann Arbor.

      March 6, 2013

  • JJ

    In case of any overnight stays, here's the best option at Delta about a km down the street, rooms start at $109 CAD/night and we can tack on the Communitech group rate ($20 off). Here's the hotel info:

    Delta Kitchener-Waterloo
    105 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2K8, Canada

    Map from hotel to Communitech:

    Carpooling? Info on the forums:

    March 6, 2013

  • Neville S.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone next week. If you have any questions about the event (how to get there, where's good parking, what's good to eat nearby, what should I wear, can I bring my cat, how many quarters could I fit in the hall, etc.), you can:
    * leave a comment here
    * post on the forum thread (
    * hit me up on twitter @nsamuell

    See you all soon :)

    2 · March 6, 2013

  • Scott D.

    Guest: Curtis Beattie

    March 5, 2013

  • Brian B.

    So long as I can find a ride yep!

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • HackerNest A.

      You know a million people in the region, we know you know we know - looks like we'll be seeing you! :)

      1 · March 3, 2013

  • Andrey T.

    Who's coming from Toronto? Would be awesome to share a car.

    February 24, 2013

  • HackerNest A.

    Hey folks, looks like we'll be at Communitech for this one. Looking forward to checking out their digs, the awesome people there, and the cool and ever-growing tech scene in KW! Who's up for post-event drinks at the pub maybe? [we are].

    February 20, 2013

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