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HackerNest Vancouver April Tech Social

Remove your social prophylactics and join your tech fellows while we try to unlock the fifth dimension, or at the very least, nerd out with beer on Monday, April 15th at the OpenDNS offices.

Event Line Up:

8:00pm - doors open

8:00-9:00 - open social time

9:00-9:10ish - Community announcements & shout outs for people hiring

9:10ish-9:30ish - Patrick Malone (iTendr) talk/demo

9:30ish-11:00pm - open floor social - what we are all about!


OpenDNS - (who's hiring btw) is our Venue Sponsor - is hosting! There are also supplying some appetizers!

Complimentary beer (and some non-alcoholic options) will be there courtesy of {insert surprise here}


It's $5 PWYC (keeps things rolling for HackerNest - a not-for-profit.)


DEMO with Patrick Malone from iTendr

West Van stock trader turned app developer Patrick Malone just back from pitching his B2B app, iTendr, to the Dragon's Den.

iTendr for iPhones uses nimble mobile technology to move the needle of office efficiency in a meaning way by directly connecting executive assistants to dozens of dining room managers simultaneously dramatically speeding up the search for large and last minute restaurant reservations while providing restauranteurs low cost access to high value corporate clients.




About OpenDNS

We're a security company that's changing security.

OpenDNS secures the networks used by more than 50 million people to connect to the Internet. Across all continents, in Fortune 50 enterprises and small businesses alike, at one in every three U.S. schools and hundreds of thousands of homes. Our services are smart and lightweight, yet more powerful than anything else available. They require no software or hardware, and can be set up in just minutes, immediately taking effect across all devices that connect to the Internet -- tablets, smartphones, even gaming consoles. Ask anyone who's deployed a network service across an enterprise and they'll tell you just how revolutionary that is. We're changing the face of Internet security.

We're the good guys.

In just a short few years, OpenDNS has built the world's most loved and trusted DNS service, and introduced security innovations that have forever changed the way business and consumers experience the Internet. And we've done it with a fixed focus on making the Internet a better, safer place. In short, we're the good guys. And we have a global community of technologists, security gurus, academics, parents and generally invested people who share our mission.

We're the undisputed innovation leaders.

At OpenDNS headquarters in beautiful San Francisco, CA, our world-class engineering team is obsessed with inventing new methodologies to eradicatemalware, botnets and phishing through DNS, and use the system to intelligently route our users around it. Together they've developed some of the foremost innovationsthe DNS has seen in its lifetime. See for yourself in our long list of inventions and firsts. And we're just getting started.

Learn more about OpenDNS.

Today OpenDNS is growing rapidly and healthily with the backing of leading venture capital investors Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners. Get to know more aboutthe people behind OpenDNS, and learn what OpenDNS services can do for yourhomeschool or business.



Collaborator IoT

Collaborator is 21st century hyper-collaboration technology and events for people innovating and building the internet of things. It's being realized through various new technology, both physical and digital, both existing and around the corner.

Collaborator will be launching it's technology from Vancouver in 2014, In the meantime Cam's setup a meetup group for those interested in collaborating on projects in the Internet of Things sphere. The Collaboration IoT group is dedicated to collaboration efforts, so those with required skills and concepts will be able to create and steer events in the right direction to acheive their goals through a pitch process that is being put together right now.

Collaborator is a new project led by HackerNest's Cameron and Anne-Marie.


Uniting tech communities, one tech social at a time.

Looking to connect with someone in particular? Let 'em know here:

Have awesome tech to demo? We want to hear from you!


Community Announcements:




Come see a great movie, debuting for the first time in Vancouver, and help PeaceGeeks raise funding to promote peace and human rights. PeaceGeeks ( receives all net proceeds from ticket sales thanks to Reel Causes (

HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE ( follows the journey of two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country – chronicling underreported news and social issues stories. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras they develop skills as independent one-man news stations while learning to navigate China’s evolving censorship regulations and avoiding the risk of political persecution. The film follows 57-year-old “Tiger Temple,” who earns the title of China’s first citizen reporter after he impulsively documents an unfolding murder and 27-year-old “Zola” who recognizes the opportunity to increase his fame and future prospects by reporting on sensitive news throughout China.  

From the perspective of vastly different generations, Zola and Tiger Temple must both reconcile an evolving sense of individualism, social responsibility and personal sacrifice. The juxtaposition of Zola’s coming-of-age journey from produce vendor to internet celebrity, and Tiger Temple’s commitment to understanding China’s tumultuous past provides an alternate portrait of China and of news-gathering in the 21st century.



Pre-sale: $12 / Door: $15








CUTC Hackathon

This is one hackathon you can’t afford to miss. The CUTC Hackathon will be one of the craziest nights of your year, as you build something awesome, get feedback from some of the top people in the industry, and end up with serious prize money. If coding’s not your thing, you can always set up a late-night LAN party instead - snacks are on us!

CUTC Hackathon is going to be hosted at CUTC Infect, Canada's largest and longest-running technology conference. This means you can combine two events into one and add a couple days of learning about and playing with the coolest tech to your night-long hackathon. You’d best rest up beforehand - it’s going to be a crazy weekend.

Learn more and Register here

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Got a kid due around then, so might be MIA, but looking forward to it.

    March 25, 2013

  • J.w. Bosco H.

    Great presentation, and cool people! Like the informal atmosphere.

    2 · April 15, 2013

    • HackerNest A.

      exactly what we strive for - informal, laid-back, chill!

      June 8, 2013

  • Alejandra

    Had a great time meeting new people! See you next month!

    April 16, 2013

  • Anne-Marie

    Thank you so much to everyone that came out tonight - awesomeness all through the room! OpenDNS - you guys rock and we can't wait for next month!

    April 16, 2013

  • Cameron

    Doors will have no one on them after 930, so call/txt[masked] to get in

    April 15, 2013

  • Honza K.

    Sorry for the last minute change. I have a deadline tomorrow, and was hoping to be able to make it.

    April 15, 2013

  • Kunal C.

    Was eagerly looking forward to attend but unfortunately not feeling well today. Hope to meet with all on the next meetup. Cheers. K

    April 15, 2013

    • Cameron

      We'll catch you next time ;-)

      April 15, 2013

  • Matt

    First Hackernest meetup. Looking forward to meeting you'all!

    2 · March 30, 2013

    • Cameron

      Awesome - Bring a friend (or 10)

      March 30, 2013

  • Cameron

    Hey Folks -- We are in Seattle now - First meetup in June - If you want to go and don't have a ride, be rad and use our forums to car pool -

    March 26, 2013

  • Larry

    Looking forward to another great evening!

    1 · March 25, 2013

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