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HackerNest Kitchener-Waterloo May Tech Social

  • May 12, 2014 · 8:00 PM
  • Google

Drinks on us. That's right: free beer/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. Sponsors make this growing movement possible - email us to chat!

The typical Tech Social schedule: 
- 8:00pm: folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize 
- 9:00pm: quick announcements, thank sponsors 
- 9:10pm: back to chatting 
- 11:00pm: go home! 


Sponsors ([masked]): 

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


Venue:

Google KW: want to learn more about Google's largest Canadian office? I hear there's a website you can use to search for that information...


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


About Us:

HackerNest is an international nonprofit uniting local tech communities through unpretentious Tech Socials and hackathons. We cram lots of smart, accomplished people into a room with free drinks. Our relaxed, down-to-earth events attract a diverse and highly technical membership. Strict no-douchebag policy.

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  • Beatrice L.

    Hey technologists, let's keep the talks flowing even after the meetup is over. We're putting together the biggest KW group chat ever on Slack chat. You can share tips, talk about what you're working on and get/give feedback! Get an invite here: www.kwstartupchat.strikingly.com

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • Terry P.

    Great time at Hackernest Kitchener-Waterloo last night. I have a pocket full of business cards and at least as many good leads for stories. Thanks to the organizers.

    1 · May 13, 2014

    • Terry P.

      Let's get together for a chat, even a phoner, in the next few days.

      1 · May 13, 2014

    • John L.

      Sure. Give me a call or txt me when is a good time to call you.

      1 · May 13, 2014

  • Larry E. W.

    Sorry I didn't make it but felt under the weather and needed the rest. :(

    May 13, 2014

  • Andrew M.

    Had a great time. It's great that we have this opportunity to network in the tech community, and just enjoy a nerdy-good time :)

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Stephen C.

    Sweaty Googlieness

    2 · May 13, 2014

  • Carlos S.

    Met a lot of interesting people working in the tech sector. Everyone was really friendly.

    May 13, 2014

  • Sara

    Now I know what makes HackerNest such a 'hot' event, great ideas and conversations were steamin' the place up! Great meeting everyone tonight - see you again soon!

    3 · May 12, 2014

  • Chris C.

    Great time!

    May 13, 2014

  • Josh E.

    Pretty nice for my first event. Met a lot of different people.

    May 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone was cordial & fun. We were a motley group who each had our own thing going on but still managed to fit in! Looking forward to next meeting. Nice ppl.

    May 13, 2014

  • Ayman J.

    Awesome people :D

    May 12, 2014

  • Ryan C.

    Ryan Collier
    Building a fitness wearable. Looking for technical help in Bluetooth and embedded development.

    May 12, 2014

  • Adam C.

    Looking forward to tonight! Track me down, folks, if you want to talk tech writing, sound design/gadgets, games, game writing, wearable tech.

    May 12, 2014

  • Neville S.

    Hello friends! Our gracious hosts at Google are letting us into their secret hideout (which is awesome), and all they ask is that we provide first and last names to register in their security system, so we can print off badges to let everyone in. In other words, we're going to have really legit name tags this time :)

    A lot of you have first/last name already in your Meetup profile so you're in good shape, but for the rest if you could just comment here to provide it and we'll be compiling a master RSVP list so that Dorothy from Google can pre-print badges for as many of you as possible. If you don't get your name here in time, don't worry about it we'll create a badge for you at the door, but this will help us speed up the registration process significantly!

    Thanks!

    May 8, 2014

    • Kristina F.

      Kristina Foster (aka a first timer)

      May 12, 2014

    • Rick S.

      Rick Sen. Looking forward to meeting all of you tonight!

      May 12, 2014

  • Mike G.

    Anyone coming from Toronto? Im looking to get a ride to and from.

    May 12, 2014

  • Startup Fashion W.

    Any Fashion Startups? I'm casting for a short documentary on Fashion Startups - feel free to email: [masked]

    May 12, 2014

  • Alex

    Well, I got a cold over the weekend, I now speak flemish - so I will pass so as not to infect everyone. Sneezing into my sleeve every 2 minutes and having a green on black sleeve would not be pleasant for anyone. As for myself, I'd be too medicated to care , sorry folks.

    EA (Evil Alex), thinking the worse possible edge cases for years. :)

    May 12, 2014

  • Michael F.

    Michael Folz. First timer.

    May 12, 2014

  • Neville S.

    We've done our best to pre-register as many of you as possible, so look for your badges at the door. For those of you we didn't register, you can still get your name printed at the door as always, it'll just take a bit longer this time since it has to be done through the Google system (and not just a Sharpie).

    See you all tonight!

    May 12, 2014

  • Stephen

    2 guests coming Michelle Schroeder
    Christopher Schroder

    May 12, 2014

  • Mark D.

    Mark Dykun

    May 12, 2014

  • Josh E.

    Josh Elias. Also a first timer.

    May 11, 2014

  • Sara

    Sara Mercier :) --> First Timer!

    May 11, 2014

  • Lee H.

    Lee Herron

    May 11, 2014

  • Kamil R.

    Kamil Rextin with Sophia He as +1

    May 10, 2014

  • Tony S.

    Anthony Sikaneta, bringing Rebecca Saunders.

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    John Johnson

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Julian Horvat

    May 10, 2014

  • Xiaying

    Xiaying Zhu

    May 10, 2014

  • Abner

    Abner Coelho

    May 10, 2014

  • Mike G.

    Mike Garnett

    May 9, 2014

  • Pawel

    Pawel Czarny, bringing guest Karl Larson

    May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    James McLean

    May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tony Scott

    May 8, 2014

  • Jeff

    Jeff Coleman

    May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Catherine Lockyer will be bringing Gabe Lawton as a guest.

    May 8, 2014

  • Stephen

    Stephen Marco

    May 8, 2014

  • Simon

    Simon Overduin

    May 8, 2014

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