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 (https://www.hackernest.com/cities) around the world, then apply (http://www.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 (https://www.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 (1)

HackerNest November Global Tech Social

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Use this link to signup - http://hckrn.st/GTSNov2020C - limited 1st batch registers for FREE. When they run out, tickets are US$5, then $10 / $15 thereafter! ATTEND FROM ANYWHERE: Tech Socials bring together passionate technologists to chat with like-minded people. Don't miss out, join us to explore different ways of connecting our tech nerd communities! "HackerNest feels like coming home" - attendees First timer? Expect this (...but online): https://hckrn.st/TS_Vid (short video) WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Folks interested in tech. You'll meet h4ck3rs. Hacks. Designerds. Data scienticians. Hardware engineerds. Developers. Venture ¢apitalist$. Venture communists. Entreprenerds. Killer robots. Sapiophiles. Social mediaphiles. Cloud network architects. Writers. Machine learning cyborgs. Artificially intelligent product managers. Accomplices. THIS HACKERNEST TECH SOCIAL: ► SpeedMeets: Talk 1-on-1 with other guests, chatroulette style! ↔ ► Breakouts: small, group video chat rooms for hanging out and talking ↔ ► Direct Chats & Calls: Follow-up directly with people for more conversation ►► Finally leave, exhausted from great convos with awesome people! BREAKOUTS: Tech Socials connect people in a comfortable, relaxed way. Breakout Sessions are small, group video chats that emulate what happens at our live events. Up to 20 people can be live on-camera at a time & anyone can listen in and contribute via text chat. Join the Community Central breakout to start - sometimes featuring lighting-fast SuperConnect* rounds to break the ice or spin-off new sessions. Pop in periodically over the night and see what’s happening! * SuperConnect: On-camera, each person has 10 seconds to 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. 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. 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: Pick the sponsor ticket appropriate to you - we'll be in touch shortly after. If you have questions, email [masked] to chat. Sponsoring lets you connect 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. ABOUT US: We've been building volunteer-run tech communities through unpretentious social and innovation events since 2011. Stay connected: http://twitter.com/HackerNest - http://fb.me/HackerNest - http://instagram.com/HackerNest

Past events (82)

HackerNest Toronto-KW-Mississauga August Tech Social

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