What we're about

WHY ATTEND TECH SOCIALS? Simple. To meet new friends who love tech. Our Tech Socials ** are unpretentious & agenda-free ** bring developers, designers, and other technologists together ** help folks meet new pals, co-founders, funders, and even future employers **. Interested in volunteering at a Tech Social, joining the organizing team, or starting a new one in your city? See our other events (http://hackernest.com/cities/) around the world, then apply (http://hackernest.com/volunteer/)!

WHO SPONSORS TECH SOCIALS? Companies seeking greater community engagement. -- Sponsors ** support the grassroots tech community ** showcase their products, services, and teams ** constantly meet and hire talented developers, designers, project managers, + more! **

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HackerNest (http://hackernest.com) runs unpretentious tech and innovation events that advance technology, improve humanity, and contribute to greater overall economic prosperity. Our volunteer-run splinter cells (chapters), like our membership, grow and spread organically. As of February 2018, HackerNest will have run events in 70+ cities around the world. Check us out:

Twitter (https://twitter.com/Hackernest)

Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/hackernest)

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HackerNest)

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TECH SOCIALS are exactly what they sound like; home to both seasoned and fledgling technologists alike. They are down-to-earth, agenda-free community events where talented, enthusiastic tech nerds gather to socialize, wax technological, and meet future co-founders, employees, funders, and friends.

Our HACKATHONS rally experts and technologists to put their skills towards socially-beneficial causes. We partner with the U.S. Department of State on Fishackathon which runs in dozens of cities worldwide; with Facebook and the UK/Canadian governments on DementiaHack - the world’s foremost hackathon dedicated to dementia and Alzheimer’s, and many others. We also provide CONSULTING SERVICES to governments and corporations that draw from our unique experiences in producing blockbuster internal and external innovation events.

HackerNest MEMBERS are diverse, highly skilled, and passionate about their industry. Developers, designers, engineers, business/marketing/sales-types, entrepreneurs, investors, and others regularly attend and participate in our universally-acclaimed events and communities.

SPONSORS power our movement. They include the likes of the Canadian, UK, and U.S. governments, Facebook, Amazon, Airbnb, Microsoft, RBC, and many other stellar brands. Interested? Please email sponsor@hackernest.com

MEDIA, please email pr@hackernest.com or connect with us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Hackernest) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/hackernest)

Upcoming events (2)

HackerNest US August Tech SpeedMeet

Online event

Use this link to signup - early $3 tickets, $5, and $7 thereafter: https://hckrn.st/TSMUS1_Meetup ATTEND FROM HOME: Welcome to the HackerNest US Tech SpeedMeet event, specially made for those of you who love serial conversations over the entire night with the other great people in our tech & developer community. No long panels-talks-speakers (or any for that matter), no breakout sessions, no other distractions. This event is a fun, 2 hours of 1-on-1 conversations in 5 minute bursts - just enough time to get to know someone at a more-than-superficial level, and long enough to know if you vibe well. "HackerNest feels like coming home" - attendees First timer? Expect this vibe (...but online): hckrn.st/TS_Vid (short video) WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Folks in tech who want to meet other like-minded people - This event covers our local communities across the United States - New York City, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles (& the greater LA area), Orange County, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Dallas, Austin. FEATURES OF THIS HACKERNEST EVENT: SpeedMeet 1-on-1s - Be automatically matched with other guests to talk directly on-camera for 5 minutes (less if your convo ends faster); opt to stay in touch in one click and your info will be shared with each other. Roll-on to the next person thereafter. Never match with the same person twice. Also, you can also select people to chat directly with too. When it's all done, you'll finally leave, exhausted from great conversations with awesome people! Ticket sales and funds support our nonprofit's mission to continue uniting tech & developer communities. Thank you for your support! ONLINE EVENT #PROTIPS: Check that your Event Profile image/content is updated the way you like (also, test your links!) ↔ TEST your mic and speakers so your entrance is seamless! ↔ Close extra windows, a lean running machine speeds things up. ↔ Have bright lighting so your face is lit and you're not lurking in shadows. ↔ Tidy up - a clean, uncluttered background means less distractions! OUR EVENTS: Fun ways to connect with the -actual- tech community. Down-to-earth and friendly, you show up, make friends, hear from quality people. Easy. We're mostly tech folk, but all nice people are welcome. HackerNest has run 1,200+ events connecting thousands upon thousands of nerds in cities all over the world. Can't make this one? Get notified about future events. WHO YOU'LL MEET: h4ck3rs. Hacks. Designerds. Data scienticians. Hardware engineerds. Developers. Venture ¢apitalist$. Venture communists. Entreprenerds. Killer robots. Sapiophiles. Social mediaphiles. Cloud network architects. Writers. Machine learning cyborgs. Artificially intelligent product managers. Accomplices. WHAT FOLKS SAY: “Found a job” ↔ “Met my co-founder” ↔ “Met someone I eventually hired” ↔ “Got help to solve my security assignment” ↔ “Met some of my best friends in the industry” ↔ “Got a job! Went on the slide at the Masonic temple!” ↔ “Met unpretentious people who genuinely love what they do” ↔ “It was amazing! Learned a lot from people, and everyone is super friendly!” PROSPECTIVE SPONSORS: Please email [masked] to chat about connecting with our community. Tell your organization’s story, share your expertise & what you do, offer SWAG, discounts, and other cool stuff, meet talent - and give your team a fun event to look forward to. Not ready? No problem, get updates on future sponsorships when they come. ABOUT US: We've been building volunteer-run tech communities through unpretentious social and innovation events since 2011. Stay connected: twitter.com/HackerNest, fb.me/HackerNest, instagram.com/HackerNest

HackerNest August Tech Social

Online event

Use this link to signup - early $5 tickets; $10 and $15 thereafter: https://hckrn.st/TS_USC ATTEND FROM HOME: Tech Socials bring together passionate technologists to chat with other like-minded people and have a great time. Don't miss out, join us as we explore different ways of connecting our tech nerd communities in the coming months! "HackerNest feels like coming home" - attendees First timer? Expect this (...but online): hckrn.st/TS_Vid (short video) WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Folks interested in tech. You'll meet h4ck3rs. Hacks. Designerds. Data scienticians. Hardware engineerds. Developers. Venture ¢apitalist$. Venture communists. Entreprenerds. Killer robots. Sapiophiles. Social mediaphiles. Cloud network architects. Writers. Machine learning cyborgs. Artificially intelligent product managers. Accomplices. THIS HACKERNEST TECH SOCIAL: ► Reception: where you land once you first join - tips & guidelines, etc. ↔ SpeedMeets: Talk 1-on-1 with other guests, chatroulette style! ↔ ► Breakout Sessions: Various smaller group discussions - Join in the first 30 mins for SuperConnect!* and help decide on which custom sessions to run! ↔ ► Direct Chats & Calls: Follow-up directly with people for more conversation ►► Finally leave, exhausted from great convos with awesome people! FEATURED - BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Our Tech Socials connect people in a comfortable, relaxed manner - group conversations are aplenty at our in-person events. Online, the Breakout Sessions are small, group video chat rooms that emulate this where up to 10 people can be live on-camera at a time while anyone can join to listen in and contribute via the chat window. Join the breakouts in the first half hour as it features lighting fast SuperConnect* rounds to start sessions on the most popular & compelling topics. If you miss it, don’t worry, pop into the central breakout and see what’s hot! * SuperConnect: On-camera, each person has 10 seconds to rapidly say 3 things: (1) who you are, (2) who you want to meet, and (3) one thing you care about -- it's a ninjafast way to get introduced to everyone. ONLINE EVENT #PROTIPS: Check that your Event Profile image/content is updated the way you like (also, test your links!) ↔ TEST your mic and speakers so your entrance is seamless! ↔ Close extra windows, a lean running machine speeds things up. ↔ Have bright lighting so your face is lit and you're not lurking in shadows. ↔ Tidy up - a clean, uncluttered background means less distractions! TECH SOCIALS: The fun way to connect with the -actual- tech community. Down-to-earth and friendly, you show up, make friends, hear from quality people. Easy. We're mostly tech folk, but all nice people are welcome. HackerNest has run 1,200+ events connecting thousands upon thousands of nerds in cities all over the world. Can't make this one? Get notified about future events. Ticket sales and funds support our nonprofit's mission to continue uniting tech & developer communities. WHAT FOLKS SAY: “Found a job” ↔ “Met my co-founder” ↔ “Met someone I eventually hired” ↔ “Got help to solve my security assignment” ↔ “Met some of my best friends in the industry” ↔ “Got a job! Went on the slide at the Masonic temple!” ↔ “Met unpretentious people who genuinely love what they do” ↔ “It was amazing! Learned a lot from people, and everyone is super friendly!” PROSPECTIVE SPONSORS: Please email [masked] to chat about connecting with our community. Tell your organization’s story, share your expertise & what you do, offer SWAG, discounts, and other cool stuff, meet talent - and give your team a fun event to look forward to. Not ready? No problem, get updates on future sponsorships when they come. ABOUT US: We've been building volunteer-run tech communities through unpretentious social and innovation events since 2011. Stay connected: twitter.com/HackerNest, fb.me/HackerNest, instagram.com/HackerNest

Past events (8)

HackerNest Mega Tech Social - North America Edition

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