>>>>>>>> DementiaHack, Sep 12-14 <<<<<<<<
HN and the British Consulate-General Toronto (https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/toronto-hackathon-to-target-dementia-challenges-with-innovative-ideas) are running DementiaHack (http://hckrn.st/DementiaHack), an international (UK + Canada) hackathon focused on improving the lives of people with dementia and their caregivers. This isn't just to "raise awareness"; the UK government is serious about developing and commercializing prototypes that emerge from DementiaHack. In addition to garnering invaluable support and connectivity, winners are being flown around the UK/Canada on a roadshow to demo their projects to major corporations and medical conferences. Space is super limited, so sign up now at http://HckrN.st/DementiaHack (http://hckrn.st/DementiaHack)
Drinks on us. HackerNest Tech Socials (http://hackernest.com/cities/) 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.
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Rough lineup (pretty much always in development)
8pm - quick intro
9pm - sponsor appreciation & love & announcements
9:15pm - Epic DementiaHack Team Matching!
11:30pm - close
Epic DementiaHack Team Matching Format:
1. pitchers fill out idea/name/email on our spreadsheet, get numbers assigned
2. 1 minute pitches (IMPORTANT: disrespectful people who talk during these will be booted - remember our strict no-douchebag policy)
3. line up against the wall (in numerical order)
4. brief recap, then folks looking for teams connect with pitchers
Folks. Do this. You could help millions. And make millions doing so. Go: http://HckrN.st/DementiaHack (http://hckrn.st/DementiaHack)
- There is no news, only Zuul (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg7MAacSPNM). I mean, only DementiaHack. Just kidding, there's always news.
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UPCOMING EVENTS! FRIENDS! PARTNERS! ETCETERA!
- We Are Wearables (http://www.meetup.com/Wearable-Wednesday-Toronto/events/199119852/) - wearing technology things that are wearable and talking about them - Aug 27 @ MaRS
- Girls In Tech Toronto Power Hour Social (http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/girls-in-tech-toronto-power-hour-social-tickets-12683283041) - event series featuring inspirational stories from women in tech - this one has talks from ScholarLab and OMX - Sep 9 @ Wattpad
- Accessibility Camp Toronto (http://www.accessibilitycampto.org/) - event focused on digital accessibility for users with different disabilities - Sep 27 @ OCAD University
- WEST: Wearable Entertainment & Sports Toronto (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-wearable-entertainment-sports-toronto-tickets-12429822935?discount=HACKERNEST2014) - 1-day conference with self-explanatory subject matter! Oct 21 @ 99 Sudbury, use "HACKERNEST2014" for an early bird discount!
Alright folks. You know what to do. Grab a friend, show up, make new friends. Life is simple.
the HackerNest Nerdatrons
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- please give back to the community.
Remember: You are HackerNest.
So every story we get from you helps us tell our story, which helps us convince sponsors to help keep HackerNes