Drinks on us. That's right: free beer/(possibly wine)/water.
HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech brethren. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with UltraSmart(TM) people.
We believe that strong, supportive tech communities should exist everywhere - not just in hotspots like San Francisco and New York. In 2011, we started running Tech Socials in Toronto (http://meetup.com/hackernest), where our monthly attendance grew to over 350+ technologists literally 100% from word-of-mouth.
The typical Tech Social schedule:
- 8:00pm: folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize
- 9:00pm: quick intro, thank sponsors, quick announcements
- 9:10pm: back to chatting with interesting people and new friends
- 11:30pm: go home exhausted from great conversations
Sponsors (http://hackernest.com/sponsor_info/) make this growing movement possible, so we treasure and build deep, long-term relationships with the companies that endorse us. We're always looking for new friends ([masked])!
Kaboom Technologies (http://kaboomtech.com/): web and mobile development experts - always hiring talented talent!
Desire2Learn (http://www.desire2learn.com/): Friendly neighbourhood e-Learning giant,expanding and hiring like crazy in Kitchener and Toronto
Treehaus (http://treehaus.ca/): magical co-working space in the heart of downtown Kitchener
Wanna show off your office? We're always looking for big open spaces with 100+ (standing room) capacity that are easily accessible: [masked]
Conceptual Pathways (http://conceptual.ca/): Heavily experienced design/development firm delivering exceptional results and solutions
HackerNest (http://hackernest.com/) is a nonprofit community movement focused on strengthening local tech ecosystems globally through unpretentious social events and hackathons (http://hackernest.com/construct/). We’re nurturing cohesive communities (http://hackernest.com/cities/) today to empower them with more relevant and accessible peer-based tech education tomorrow. How? We do this by cramming lots of smart, accomplished people into a room with free beer. Our relaxed, down-to-earth Tech Socials (http://hackernest.com/cities/) became Canada’s largest tech meetups in year 1 (now we're in multiple cities). Our membership - diverse and highly technical. Developers, designers, engineers, social media/business folk, entrepreneurs, investors, etc. gather regularly to socialize, talk tech, maybe hear a speaker, and meet future co-founders, employees, funders, and friends. Strict no-douchebag policy (http://hackernest.com/faqs/for-attendees/).