Drinks on us. That's right: free beer/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.
Rough lineup (pretty much always in development)
7:00pm: folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize
8:00pm: quick intro, thank sponsors, quick announcements
8:10pm: back to chatting with interesting people and new friends
10:00pm: 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])
Founder Fuel (http://www.founderfuel.com): Accelerator Program
Wanna show off your office? We're always looking for big open spaces with 100+ (standing room) capacity that are easily accessible.
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/).