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 (http://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! **


HackerNest (http://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)


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 Mega Tech Social - North America Edition

Online event

Signup w/ this link - limited tix at US$5, $10 thereafter: https://hckrn.st/MTS1 (Funds support our nonprofit's mission to unite tech/developer communities) |► ATTEND FROM HOME (or from the beach/train/park/work): Tech Socials are going ONLINE! Hundreds of like-minded, passionate technologists will gather (as we have over a thousand times before in dozens of cities worldwide) to chat and have a great time. Don't miss out, join us as we explore different ways of connecting our tech nerd communities in the coming months! "HackerNest feels like coming home" - attendees First timer? Expect this (...but online): http://hckrn.st/TS_Vid (short video) |► WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Folks interested in tech. While this Mega Tech Social - North America Edition features our (surprise, surprise!) North American communities, all are welcome, regardless of geography. Starting at 8pm EST on Wednesday, July 15th, it is optimized for cities like Toronto, Mississauga, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, NYC, Boston, and all other points close to the time zone - Vancouver, Seattle, Calgary, Edmonton, Dallas, Winnipeg, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, etc. |► FEATURES AND WHAT YOU CAN DO AT HACKERNEST TECH SOCIALS: - Meet Each Other: Get matched and connect 1-on-1; stay in touch post-event - Chats & Messages: Chat up others in the main event room, breakouts, booths, and directly - Main Stage: Quick intros and announcements letting folks know what's what - Breakout Sessions: Smaller group discussions that vary by city/region, function, topic, etc. (maybe even create your own!) - Expo: Intimate conversations with sponsors, city organizers, exhibitors, etc. |► DETAILS ON BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Tech Socials are famous for enabling super chill group conversations - we'll try emulating this with breakout sessions (popular topics are on the schedule). Participate live (people can see and hear you) or just spectate - there's a limit to live spots, but anyone can observe and contribute via chat. Some sessions may have moderators. Breakouts may organize by city (e.g. Toronto, NYC), industry topic (e.g. AI, remote work, Python), and in other non-salesy categories. |► 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. |► WHO 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. |► 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!” |► SPONSORS: Please email [masked] to chat about connecting 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 tech communities through unpretentious social and innovation events since 2011. |► STAY CONNECTED: Twitter (http://twitter.com/HackerNest), Facebook (http://fb.me/HackerNest), Instagram (http://instagram.com/HackerNest)

Past events (67)

Photos (474)