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HackerNest Toronto June Tech Social

  • Jun 24, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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Drinks on us. Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with local tech - so much so that literally 100% of our growth is by word-of-mouth.

This month, we have a short talk by Desire2Learn's Justin Lai - a Waterloo engineering grad and all-around good guy (you may remember him from such firms as Recruit My Friends, Shopable.TV, and Not to set expectations too high, but expect his talk to be more awesome than both the Big Bang and the discovery of chocolate milk combined.








Rough lineup (pretty much always in development)
- quick intro
- announcements
- sponsor appreciation & love
- short talk + Q&A with Justin Lai of Desire2Learn



Sponsors ([masked])

Desire2Learn: Friendly neighbourhood e-Learning giant,expanding and hiring like crazy in Kitchener and Toronto


Kaboom Technologies: web and mobile development experts - always hiring talented talent!


Kendo UI: everything you need to build high-performance cross-platform HTML5 apps - fast



OANDA: providing Forex trading and currency information to everyone


GuruLink: devastatingly effective recruiters that will do absolute wonders for your tech team





Extreme Startups: one of the world's most competitive and promising tech accelerators, based right here in Toronto

Wanna show off your office? We're always looking for big open spaces with 200+ (standing room) capacity that are easily accessible: [masked]

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  • Eric R.

    A reminder that ProductCamp is coming up this Saturday. It's a free event (with lunch!) focusing on Product Development, Product Management, Product Marketing, Innovation, and Startups. As entrepreneurs, we are all very close to our products, and whatever our title, take on product management responsibilities. I attended last year... could easily have been a $3000 industry conference, but at no charge. It's a 'for the community, by the community" unconference, no sales pitches, and the insights you'll gain from product veterans (and each other) will be phenomenal and immediately actionable. Register at

    2 · July 17, 2013

    • Omer

      This event is full. Not accepting anymore registration.

      August 6, 2013

  • JJ

    not too shabby!

    August 6, 2013

  • Nawar N.

    The HackerNest was an awesome experience

    June 29, 2013

  • Keith A.

    Another Great Night! Thanks to all that attended, thanks XtremeStratups for opening your doors to us, and thanks JJ, Shaharris, and the volunteers!

    3 · June 26, 2013

  • HackerNest A.

    T'was a lovely night! Thanks all who came, sponsored, volunteered!

    And whoa, meetup comments - did they convert to business classifieds when we weren't looking?? Oh, no, p.a.i.n.f.u.l

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Hesham A.

    It was great to meet everyone. It was also a rich networking session regarding that I am a new startup in the healthcare area. I was able to meet some very interesting people, however I am still looking for a web developer who would be interested in a long term commitment/ shareholding opportunity in a very promising venture. If by any chance any any of the group members would have a recommendation for a free lance developer, please feel free to pass my number:[masked]

    June 26, 2013

  • Ehsan

    great night :)

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Kathy H.

    Had a great time and met a lot of friends!

    June 25, 2013

    • Kathy H.

      Thanks. It was my first meetup

      2 · June 25, 2013

  • Andy M.

    My first Hackernest meetup since... 2011?! (Yikes!) Good golly how things have grown. Good to see some familiar faces, gotta make this a regular thing again. :)

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Lance

    I attended this, my first meetup. It fully met my expectations. A good place to network and meet new friends.

    2 · June 25, 2013

  • Suzanne H.


    June 25, 2013

  • Vincent P.

    Had a great time and met a few interesting folks!

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Nishant

    Well organized and well attended.

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Rene P.

    great as usual

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Myriam Y.

    Small space for the millions of people we had. But, I am so glad I came. Absolutely amazing. Thanks a ton!

    June 24, 2013

  • Amanda

    I'll be there tonight.. Just move to downtown Toronto too and would love to talk social media or coding with everyone :) See you then!

    5 · June 24, 2013

    • Rene P.

      pleasure to meet you

      June 24, 2013

    • Kyle L. M.

      Nice meeting you, Amanda!

      June 24, 2013

  • Helen K.

    Loved it! Can't wait till next month!

    June 24, 2013

  • Myriam Y.

    Is anyone else a student? Just curious :) Can't wait

    1 · June 24, 2013

    • HackerNest A.

      and we have strong ties to some of the Canadian student orgs like Next 36, Nspire, et. al - we love passionate people something awesome!

      June 24, 2013

    • James L.


      June 24, 2013

  • John D.

    Wish I could attend tonight, but it just isn't in the cards. Next one for sure!

    June 24, 2013

  • James W.

    Been wanting to do this for a long while. Looking forward to tonight.

    2 · June 24, 2013

  • HackerNest A.

    Its gonna be a warm one tonight! Good thing there's ice.

    June 24, 2013

  • Thomas

    Not in town

    June 19, 2013

    • JJ

      Hope you're somewhere less humid!

      June 24, 2013

  • Noor H.


    June 24, 2013

  • Nishant

    Excited! =)

    June 23, 2013

  • Murray M.

    great local, it will be packed with 300 in that space...

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • barb w.

    not sure if attending yet

    June 21, 2013

  • Igal S.

    First meetup - looking forward to meeting potential JV partners as well as open discussion about investing in new opportunties

    4 · June 21, 2013

  • Ramesh

    Can't make it... want to try to make it to the next one for sure!

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Jeff

    Will be my first meetup with this group and I'm looking forward to it.

    2 · June 20, 2013

  • Terry R.

    Always looking to meet new people.

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Andre S.

    Formerly the marketing guy but now I can code. RoR baby.

    2 · June 19, 2013

  • Marlina K.

    Always excited to come to your events! Looking forward to meeting Justin

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Al S.

    i am attending

    2 · June 14, 2013

  • Ata

    maybe, 8pm is a bit late

    June 8, 2013

  • Chris U.


    June 7, 2013

  • Ricardo P

    See you guys there!

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Shaya K.

    This sounds epic!

    3 · June 3, 2013

  • Myriam Y.

    Can't wait! Is there an exact location as of yet?

    2 · May 29, 2013

    • Brent S.

      We'll have one soon enough! It should be all kinds of awesome!

      2 · May 29, 2013

    • HackerNest A.

      Locking that down this week! Will update the listing once that's sorted! :)

      June 2, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Will be there!!!

    May 26, 2013

  • QuantPlus

    see you there.

    May 25, 2013

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