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HackerNest Kitchener-Waterloo September Tech Social

Drinks on us. That's right: free beer/(possibly wine)/water.

HackerNest Tech Socials
are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech brethren. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with UltraSmart(TM) people.

We believe that strong, supportive tech communities should exist everywhere - not just in hotspots like San Francisco and New York. In 2011, we started running Tech Socials in Toronto, where our monthly attendance grew to over 350+ technologists literally 100% from word-of-mouth.

The typical Tech Social schedule:
- 8:00pm: folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize
- 9:00pm: quick intro, thank sponsors, quick announcements
- 9:10pm: back to chatting with interesting people and new friends
- 11:30pm: go home exhausted from great conversations

Sponsors make this growing movement possible, so we treasure and build deep, long-term relationships with the companies that endorse us. We're always looking for new friends!

Sponsors ([masked]):


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


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



Treehaus: magical co-working space in the heart of downtown Kitchener


Wanna show off your office? We're always looking for big open spaces with 100+ (standing room) capacity that are easily accessible: [masked]



Conceptual Pathways: Heavily experienced design/development firm delivering exceptional results and solutions



About Us:

HackerNest is a nonprofit community movement focused on strengthening local tech ecosystems globally through unpretentious social events and hackathons. We’re nurturing cohesive communities today to empower them with more relevant and accessible peer-based tech education tomorrow. How? We do this by cramming lots of smart, accomplished people into a room with free beer. Our relaxed, down-to-earth Tech Socials became Canada’s largest tech meetups in year 1 (now we're in multiple cities). Our membership - diverse and highly technical. Developers, designers, engineers, social media/business folk, entrepreneurs, investors, etc. gather regularly to socialize, talk tech, maybe hear a speaker, and meet future co-founders, employees, funders, and friends. Strict no-douchebag policy.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Big thanks to the organizers for putting this event together for the community! I had a great time and met some very interesting folks.

    2 · September 18, 2013

    • Neville S.


      September 18, 2013

    • HackerNest A.

      We love this community building momentum! :) hi5 organizers and volunteers - thanks for producing a night to remember!

      September 22, 2013

  • Shaharris

    Thank you all for coming out! If you had fun, spread the love - bring a friend next time. They'll thank you!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Kamil R.

    Great to see so many interesting people

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Murray M.

    I will be announcing the winners of the DAY JOB DOC ticket giveaway shortly..we are still reviewing the twitter be continued...

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Murray M.

    As always, a great crowd and cold beer

    2 · September 17, 2013

  • Lindsay D.

    Had a great time! It was awesome chatting with so many enthusiastic people! :)

    2 · September 17, 2013

  • Chantal J.

    Fun! Lots of interesting people, great drinks and good conversation. Would go again.

    2 · September 17, 2013

  • Joseph

    Great people and well organized, the free beer, wine and water was certainly a nice touch. I appreciate that there weren't any long sponsor/sales pitches, but considering the free extras, I would have tolerated them ;)

    2 · September 17, 2013

  • Neville S.

    Thanks for coming everyone! Follow @HackerNest on the Twitters for updates and watch this group for details on November's event. If you have pictures I think you can upload them here too, that'd be a neat feature... Cheers

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Martin Z.

    Not going to be able to make it, so bummed... Was looking forward to checking out the Treehaus space. :-(

    September 16, 2013

    • Shaharris

      Don't worry! If you can't ninja your way out of your other commitment, there's always next time.

      September 16, 2013

    • Ryan M.

      You can swing by Treehaus anytime for a look around. There's also a free co-working day on the last Friday of every month, this time (the 27th) there is also a lunch and learn event. Check out for more info.

      September 16, 2013

  • Murray M.

    I am extending an open invitation for a 20% discount on tickets to DAY JOB the DOCumentary for all HackerNest KW members for October 8th premier screening in Toronto. If you can't make it, we are working on bringing the film to KW later in October or early November... a big THANKS to HackerNest for supporting the creators of this unique film about the start-up community in Canada.

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have never attended before and am very much looking forward to it.

    2 · September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first Meetup in the tri-city area

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Derek

    I've been looking for this

    2 · August 30, 2013

    • Neville S.

      We've been looking for you.

      ... in a totally non creepy way.


      3 · August 30, 2013

  • Larry E. W.

    Seems like an interesting community so why not?

    2 · August 19, 2013

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