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HackerNest Kitchener-Waterloo May Tech Social

Drinks on us. Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with local tech - so much so that literally 100% of our growth is by word-of-mouth.

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Rough lineup (pretty much always in development)
- quick intro
- sponsor appreciation & love -- BlackBerry swag!



- Socialight is raising funds to develop their Online Platform through CSI's Catalyst, check them out. Deadline for contributing is May 22nd, so act quickly!

- Ignite Waterloo always has cool stuff going on, and they love new speaker talent

- the Mobile Biz Bootcamp, part of Mobile Innovations @ Discovery in Toronto, is on Saturday, May 25 all day. Awesome speakers and panelists.



Desire2Learn: Friendly neighbourhood e-Learning giant, expanding and hiring like crazy in Kitchener and Toronto


BlackBerry: Canada's favourite household-name-tech-behemoth: award-winning global leader in wireless innovation and technology



Communitech, the massive innovation center bringing together entrepreneurs, MNCs, and academic institutions under one roof


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  • Joanna W.

    Had some awesome conversations last night - really looking forward to continuing some of those :) Thanks HackerNest for organizing such a great event!

    2 · May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Roy

    This was my first meetup and it was just amazing. Met some amazing folks who are all doing amazing stuff out there! Looking forward to more events.

    2 · May 14, 2013

  • April S.

    Oh ya...good call Murray! I should remind everyone to check out & follow us on Twitter @IgniteWaterloo.
    We'd love to see you at a future Ignite Waterloo event and you'll love attending! #winwin
    Have a great idea for a talk?! Apply to be a speaker at a future event. The next one is June 13.
    If your business is looking to get known in Waterloo Region, what better way than to sponsor one of the hottest events going?!
    Check the website for all the details. Thank you.

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Murray M.

    Just a reminder to everyone, the SECRET CODE for the Second City Mobile Biz Bootcamp May 25th in Toronto for all you HackerNestKW Affectionados is HACK50 - not Hawaii Five-O as was rumoured...

    May 14, 2013

  • HackerNest A.

    Lovely to have everyone out - thanks for coming and to all those that helped out - grassroots is massive-awesome. Hit the forums for post-event connections: << working on making this more active as we grow.

    And remember, Toronto's May Tech Social is coming up in a couple of weeks - Mon May 27th at BNOTIONS!

    Toodles. H

    May 14, 2013

  • Murray M.

    I enjoyed the crowd..especially those imaginative Moscowvites :)

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • April S.

    The Ignite Waterloo volunteers had an excellent time connecting with the attendees of the event. Loved the casual, comfortable atmosphere. Kudos HackerNest!

    2 · May 14, 2013

  • Steven S.

    This was my first meetup, and I had a blast!
    Great people, venue, and beer.

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Justin J.

    Fantastic, as always.

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Erin M.

    Great night guys. I was impressed with chill atmosphere and variety of connects that were available. –Kudos

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Neville S.

    Thanks for coming out everyone. I hope you had a good time and met some new friends. Thanks again to Desire2Learn and Communitech for their support!

    See you all again in July...

    3 · May 14, 2013

  • Jon E.

    Great night! Just the level of free beer & loose scheduling needed for a good social event

    2 · May 13, 2013

  • HackerNest A.

    alrighty folks, we are prepping for tonight - update your rsvps, +1, +2, +3, + more's so that we get enough beverages for all. Remember, Tannery doors now lock after 5, but security or one of us will be there to give a warm ol' welcome! Be there, and be square, Leaf game and all.

    May 13, 2013

  • Murray M.

    I will be there...the last meeting was awesome...

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Robin

    Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Shaharris

    Ok folks - so if everyone commits to bringing 100 friends, we'll have a 7,000-person Tech Social. Easy!

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Justin J.

    It's my birthday that night, so I'll be there :)

    2 · May 9, 2013

  • HackerNest A.

    Pretty excited - rsvps starting to load-in. :) If you're coming from Toronto and want to organize rides with folks, there's a topic for this Tech Social on the forums:

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Shanta R. N.

    Supposed to teach until 6 in Oakville. Will try to make it!

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • HackerNest A.

    The first Waterloo Tech Social on March 11th was a blast - 100+ people, great sponsors, slick venue, funny new friends! Lets see what we can do about making this one more spectacular. We'd love to help weave more tech cohesion around Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Cambridge, Hamilton, Brantford, et al.

    tot ziens!

    1 · March 18, 2013

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