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HackerNest Detroit January Tech Social

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Start the New Year off right with HackerNest Detroit!

HackerNest Tech Socials ( are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with UltraSmart(TM) people.

As a new city, we want to engage with the thought leaders in tech to co-create a thriving local tech community. If you are a local change maker in Detroit, we look forward to hearing your ideas on January 23 at Grand Circus. This is for any local to Detroit who is active in tech, or looking to get into tech in the area.

The typical Tech Social schedule:

- 7:00pm: folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize
- 8:00pm: quick intro, thank sponsors, quick announcements
- 8:10pm: back to chatting with interesting new friends
- 10:00pm: go home exhausted from great conversations

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We are proud to have RBC ( as a North American HackerNest Tech Social Sponsor.

Quicken Loans (

As a technology company that is amazing at writing mortgages, innovation is key in staying ahead. Therefore, we refuse to allow bureaucracy to rear its ugly head in any shape or form. In turn, we have created an atmosphere where participation and innovation are not only welcome, but encouraged and expected. We want our people to identify areas for improvement and act on them to make an impact. This empowers our team members to know that they are responsible for driving the company’s success. We've been on Computerworld's "Best Places to Work in IT" list for 11 years running, hitting #1 in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Want to help unite the Detroit Tech Community (and get your company name right here??)? Sponsors ( make this growing movement possible -email [masked] to chat!

VENUE: Grand Circus (


Enter at the main entrance (set of gold doors off of Woodard Ave). Take the elevator in the lobby up to the 4th floor.


There is one hour parking and drop-off available off of the Woodward address; for longer-term parking, use the Grand Circus Park Garage at Adams and Witherell; consult the map below or this link (,-83.0523715,17z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x883b2d33da736223:0xa54ace7905623025!8m2!3d42.3371495!4d-83.0501828?hl=en).

The entrance to the parking garage on the map (the dot on Adams) is the car entrance. Once you're underground and parked there is a staircase that leads you up - when exiting this staircase you will be in the middle of Grand Circus park, on the East side of Woodward, looking directly at the building. You'll then cross Witherell/Park (the rounded street in the map) and the door is ~20 yards from the corner once you cross the street

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Got a great office or coworking space in Detroit you want to show off? Email [masked] and find out how to get involved!


Community Partners:

Revitalization and rebuilding are changing Detroit’s landscape for good – but technology that complements the existing infrastructure is needed. To help its hometown code a new standard in mobility, Ford just launched Go Detroit (, an online hackathon for software makers to design apps that help residents get around more efficiently and safely. There are $30,000 in cash prizes, and submissions are open through February 7. Full details and registration are available (

If you are a developer in the Detroit area working in React or other similar languages, feel free to check out Detroit React Developers Meetup ( for fun, informal meetups, job postings, honest discussions, and more.


Want to volunteer at our HackerNest Tech Socials? Visit for more information and to apply!


About Us:

HackerNest ( is an international nonprofit uniting local tech communities ( through unpretentious Tech Socials ( and hackathons ( We cram lots of smart, accomplished people into a room with free drinks. Our relaxed, down-to-earth events attract a diverse and highly technical membership. Strict "no-scuzzbag" policy (