Hackernest Toronto Monthly Tech Social

  • August 27, 2012 · 8:00 PM
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Come. Hang out. Talk tech with dozens of uncannily brilliant, go-getter tech/entrepreneur types. Also, free beer.* Easy!

Time for another Hackernest Tech Social! A little point of pride: we gained 142 new members last month - a new record. So welcome, n00bs! Hope to see you all on Monday. Don't come alone; bring a friend/office mate or two or ten - I mean, look, someone's gotta drink all this free beer* our wonderful sponsors paid for... and I'm driving, so it's up to you.


*Note: You know how asterisks (*) usually indicate obnoxious conditions and limitations? Well, that's not the case with the Hackernest Tech Socials. There is no catch. You really, really need to thank our sponsors for this.


When: Monday, August 27,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Konrad Group
197 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402 
Toronto, ON



- Ivan Tsarynny from QuadLook
- Hooman Bahador from Konrad Group


Try not to get into too much trouble this weekend... you crazy kids and your 1990's inoffensive rap music.




Huge thanks to...


Awesome space provider AND sponsor:

Konrad Group: delivering outstanding web/mobile/social application development services to some of the world's greatest brands (they're hiring!)


Awesome gold sponsors:

QuadLook: a dramatically different multi-dimensional search engine that fuses relevant and insightful results from multiple sources



Wavefront: nonprofit, government-backed Canadian "National Centre of Excellence" and wireless company accelerator


Venture Deli: accelerating growth and facilitating investment in organizations that matter to the world



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  • Shaharris

    Thank you all for coming and making this yet another fantastic Tech Social! We had a stellar turnout even despite the insane rain. High-five to our volunteers - JJ, Robin, Dorota, Rup, Milan, and Tariq - thank you so much for all the hard work, effort, and truckloads of time you dedicate - you made all this possible. Thank you, sponsors: konradgroup.com, quadlook.com, wavefrontac.com, venturedeli.com - without you, these events would only be the "Diet Coke" of awesomeness; just one calorie - not awesome enough. Hope you all had a great time and were only slightly hung-over Tuesday morning. <3

    August 28, 2012

  • David M.

    Can anyone recommend an online course or website for learning Python?

    August 27, 2012

    • Neville S.

      When I was picking up Python I just used the official tutorial (http://docs.python.or...­) which worked for me... It's no poignant guide to Ruby, but it works. If you are new to programming in general I think a book is actually really helpful, I'd recommend something from the Pragmatic Bookshelf myself (e.g. http://pragprog.com/b...­, although Python experts probably have something akin to the Ruby pickaxe that is more well known)

      August 27, 2012

    • Shaharris

      codeacademy.com recently introduced a Python track!

      1 · August 28, 2012

  • Emmanuel

    Thanks to the volunteers, host, and organizer. I had a great time networking with a lot of attendees!
    Yesterday was my first Hackernest, but certainly not my last!

    1 · August 28, 2012

  • Milan

    I met someone last night I think named John - "serial entrepreneur" - if it was you, want to get your contact info (shoot me a message).

    August 28, 2012

  • James M.

    While having a giant display is great, seeing it behind several rows of people is like not having a display at all. May I suggest that the presentation screen be placed alongside the offices, then the guests be on the window side of the office (90 deg turn). This gives it a wider field of view and the central furniture provides enough of a space-buffer so people aren't right in front of it. A microphone & amp would seal the deal.

    1 · August 27, 2012

  • Garry

    I guess I'll be the latest one, assuming I'm leaving now! Got stuck in a rainstorm. lol

    August 27, 2012

  • Adam M.

    Is it a major faux pas to show up late for this one? Sometimes it takes a while to strip off the monkey suit and walk the dog....

    August 27, 2012

  • Baden

    Looking forward to finally making it since I met you guys!

    August 27, 2012

  • JJ

    GG- the more, the merrier. Bring it!! :)

    August 27, 2012

  • Aaron

    Looking forward to meeting you all. Startup founders that are interested in being spotlighted in my new book (See excerpt: http://brownieinmotion.ca/icecream), please reach out.

    August 27, 2012

  • Fulano Lethal Guevara S.

    Beer and technology sound like the perfect mix

    August 25, 2012

    • Shaharris

      Seems to be working out pretty well so far!

      August 26, 2012

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