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Hackernest Toronto Monthly Tech Social

  • Oct 29, 2012 · 8:00 PM
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Come out, chill, talk tech.

We're running the AngelHack hackathon on Dec 1-2. Space is limited; register now: People will be taking advantage of this Tech Social to start forming teams for the hackathon; you should too!

Until Nov 7th, use code: ILOVEHACKERNEST for *50%* off tickets! (Already purchased? Don't worry, just email and we'll sort it out.)


The spectacular innovators over at Extreme Startups are hosting our Halloween October event. It's gonna be sweet -- everyone's pumped.

October is a month filled with cross-promotional goodness because there's a ton of stuff happening in this city!


- some startups in a badass Toronto accelerator!
- TrueNorthPHP
- WordCamp Toronto:Developers - use code HACKERNESTACULAR30 for 30% off
- SociaLight Conference

Awesome gold sponsor:

The fantastic team at Grossman Dorland Recruiting -
exceptionally talented at finding exceptionally talented people

Gracious space sponsor:

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

Interested in sponsorship and/or hosting? Please get in touch! [masked] :)

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  • Peter H.

    Great atmosphere - good conversations

    October 31, 2012

  • Myles

    Good times as always, thanks JJ and Shaharris.

    October 30, 2012

  • Murray M.

    Great group of people in a relaxed atmosphere.

    October 30, 2012

  • Muneer N.

    Hey. It would be nice to go out for drinks after the next Tech Social meetup or maybe some of us could get-together at a pub some other day after work. (I can get us FREE Drink Tickets and Appetizers.) If you'd like to come (or even help organize it), please message me so I can see if there's interest. It should be a good way for us to get to know our fellow meetup members in a more social setting. We could even do laser tag, go-karting or some other activity instead. Let me know.

    October 30, 2012

  • Robert C.

    Absolutely Amazing!! If you want to meet an awesome group of people this is it!

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Made some good contacts, and that's the most important thing. I would have enjoyed a bit more to the presentations, but that's not really why I was there I guess.

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can anybody recommend a nearby place to grab a bite to eat beforehand? Thanks.

    October 29, 2012

    • Chris S.

      Gangster Burger, just a few doors East. Get the Dillinger!

      October 29, 2012

  • JJ

    Its on tonight - rain, shine, or sleet! We'll be there like its going out of style!!! Gear up, brolly up, and don't fear the drizzle! See everyone at Extreme, 8pm on

    October 29, 2012

    • Neville S.

      Just watch out for the wind!

      October 29, 2012

  • elliott b.

    Hi Fellow Techies,

    AngelHack 2012 sounds like fun. I am a software developer looking to join a team for the event. I am happy to work on your idea with you. And now for the acronyms! Java, Oracle, J2EE, XML, XSLT, SQL, HTML, Javascript, CSS ... Please come find me tonight if you are part of an incomplete team and looking for someone like me. Thanks and good luck.


    October 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Elliott, we have an idea that we think could make a real difference in the world. Let's try and connect tonight. Cheers, Bill.

      October 29, 2012

  • Barry S.

    Stupid question from someone who is new here: Will the Hurricane that's coming here cancel this event tonight?

    October 29, 2012

    • akhanna

      turn out might be lower then expected

      October 29, 2012

    • Eric R.

      It's safe to say that (a) the event will continue as planned, (b) it will not be moved to another date, and (c) there will be a *lot* of beer. And maybe even some root beer for me. :)

      October 29, 2012

  • Louis S.

    Well, I'll be there if it's on. Though if the wind picks up any further, I'd suggest a Google+ hangout or rescheduling to later in the week. (New here also)

    October 29, 2012

  • wz3

    2 Rails developers looking to connect around a project/idea.

    October 29, 2012

  • Michael

    Our team for AngelHack is short 2 developers. Please msg me if you are interested in joining on! We already ordered the tickets for the entire team so you'll be joining on for free (normally it's $40/ticket). We have a revolutionary idea and would love to have more experienced developers on the team. As for the prize of winning the hackathon, you get to go to SF (meet up with Facebook, Google, etc.) and pitch the idea to VC to fund the startup :D


    October 27, 2012

    • Michael

      Currently we are planning to use PhoneGap due to the web exp of the team but depending on skillset of developers that join on we are also comfortable with building a native app. We want to focus on e-commerce but are open to other ideas as well. PM me for more. Thanks

      October 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've picked up a ticket but wasn't expecting to set teams before the event.

      October 28, 2012

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