Past Meetup

HackerNest Toronto April Tech Social feat. Girls in Tech w/ Chris Ye & Judy Sims

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Kinda looks like this'll be our biggest event yet. PSYCHED? :D


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HackerNest is all about uniting local tech communities. Girls in Tech ( focuses on empowering women and girls in tech. We're combining forces to make this month's Tech Social pretty damn special: we aim to kung-fu-kick gender stereotypes in the face by pushing hard for a 50:50 dudette-to-dude ratio at our event.

The tech penocracy is a setting sun. The old boys' club is, well, old. It's time to buck the trend. In the spirit of equal representation, we have short talks and "Ask Me Anything" Q&A from two very badass captains of industry.

Chris Ye ( is the co-founder and CEO of Uken Games (, a red-hot mobile gaming powerhouse that boasts over 25 million customers worldwide. Judy Sims ( is the co-founder and CEO of Shopcaster (, North America's largest marketplace for independent retailers.

Prepare your questions. On April 29th, you'll have the incredibly rare opportunity to pick the brains of two heavyweight entrepreneurial rocksuperstars. Don't squander it.

If you can only make it out to one tech event this year, make it this one.

Rough lineup:

19:00 - folks flood in, grab drinks, and start socializing

20:00 - welcome and sponsor intros

20:10 - short talk and Q&A: Chris Ye

20:40 - short talk and Q&A: Judy Sims

21:10 - back to chilling and socializing

23:00 - clean up and head out


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