What we're about

WHY ATTEND OUR EVENTS? Simple. To meet others who love tech. Unpretentious & agenda-free, we bring people in our community together. Whether you're in ML & AI, a fullstack dev, a design maven, in STEM, applied sciences, professor, lawyer, any type of engineer, data scientist, biomedical scientist, you'll meet new friends, future colleagues & employers, potential cofounders, funders, ++. Check the short video:


WHO COMES? People 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. Aside from our guests from diverse parts of the ecosystem, we have hobbyists, founders, startups, nonprofits, event producers, and other companies that engage at our events. **This group may change locations in the region periodically**


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TECH EVENTS: HackerNest (http://hackernest.com) runs public and curated tech events that connect people and organizations in the community. We've run Tech Socials, SpeedMeets, Career Expos, and world-renown cause hackathons & innovation events. We are home to both seasoned and fledgling technologists alike. The central theme: Down-to-earth, agenda-free community events where talented, enthusiastic tech nerds gather to socialize, wax technological, and engage.

SPONSORS power our movement. Sponsor existing events or have one tailored to you. Connect with our community, tell your story, share expertise & what you do, offer SWAG, discounts, other cool stuff, meet talent - and give your team fun events to look forward to. They've been 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 .

Upcoming events (2)

HackerNest 360 - Founders Unite

Network event

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Registrations here: https://hckrn.st/3IuBhNH - Discounted early tix help us plan...thank you! Check the updated date/time!

Event Series: The focus for this high-engagement Founder 360 event will be on startup planning across the entire spectrum of relevant strategy>build>growth>scale topics. Founder 360s give current and future entrepreneurs and small-business owners a gathering place to connect - a fantastic opportunity to flesh out challenges and ideas on their business journey. Similar to the way a mastermind peer-group engages, we bring together passionate, like-minded people for an informal, lightly moderated (for focus & guidance) and engaging few hours that allows founders to:

Meet other supportive entrepreneurs in similar situations and build your network by sharing the hurdles and wins of startup life and to engage with folk across a wide range of experience and industries
Discuss and ideate to re-frame problems and clear hurdles on specific challenges and roadblocks you face - a closed feedback loop for guidance, and to get/give advice on pathways to elevate your skill, widen your reach, form effective teams, etc.
Learn real-context strategies and tactics that others have used to plan, build, and scale that can actually be used in work immediately

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Ideal if you are starting or have recently launched your company. If you are at any early/earlier stage of planning and launching your business, startup, social impact organization, nonprofit, or have recently gone live (congrats!) and are looking to grow and scale (to any degree), then this is a fit for you.

LIMITED SPOTS: Unlike Tech Socials and our other larger community events with hundreds attending, these are more intimate with limited spots for deeper engagement and to compel the sharing of more thought leadership. Founders/owners in financial hardship or who are otherwise unable to purchase tickets for this event, please get in touch.

EXPERIENCE & FIT: Intermediate to advanced familiarity with core business and commercial concepts will allow you to maximize the value you get and the level to which you contribute in sessions which are open, roundtable-style discussions and in the 1-on-1s. If you are completely new to business, startups and entrepreneurship, please connect with us so we can gauge the interest for running a separate, more fundamentals-centric set of events.

HackerNest Tech Social

Network event

Needs a location

Registrations are open here. New: These events will be accessible only through this link or via our meetup groups. A fixed number of 100 spots will be allocated per Tech Social.

Both the 1-on-1s and the group chat sessions will now run simultaneously throughout the 2-hour event, so you'll be able to jump from one to the other, at-will. We look forward to longer, deeper, and higher-quality conversations. Tickets are $8 until sold out, then $12 and $16 thereafter. See you soon!

Tech Socials are agenda-free events that bring together passionate technologists to chat with like-minded people. No panels or speakers at this one, just an opportunity to meet others in the ecosystem. There's auto-matched 1-on-1s, group chat sessions, and you can directly chat with other guests or make video chat requests too. Don't miss this one - nice, friendly people from our tech nerd developer communities will come together.


► 1-on-1s: Be automatically matched with other guests to talk directly on-camera for a few minutes (less if your convo ends faster, more if you extend); stay in touch with one click. Roll to the next person thereafter. Match only once with the same person. Direct video available too.
► Sessions: Small, group video chat sessions that emulate what happens at in-person events. Talk on-camera, hang, talk to others, use the chat thread, chill. Drop in/out when you want, up to 20 people can be on-camera together, and anyone can listen in as well as contribute/engage via the text chat threads, even if you're not on cam.


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.


“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” ↔ “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!”

Our events are 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 1,300+ social & innovation events connecting thousands of nerds in cities all over the world.

Past events (93)

HackerNest 360 - Career Changers & Job Hunters Unite

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