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HackerNest Peoria August Tech Social
Want to meet the Peoria Tech Community? HackerNest Tech Socials (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wG2TpzEm5o) are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. 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, where our monthly attendance grew to over 350+ technologists literally 100% from word-of-mouth. Follow us on Twitter (http://srn.kr/HNtweets) and Instagram (http://hckrn.st/1WT3Xoh), like us on Facebook (http://srn.kr/HNTOfb), hi-5 us in person! *** HackerNest Tech Socials are Entry by Donation - any amount appreciated, but $5 suggested. * If you’re broke, come anyway, but please let [masked] know. *** 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 new friends - 11:30pm: go home exhausted from great conversations Sponsors make this growing movement possible - email us to chat! [masked] Venue: TBC Community Partners: River City Labs (https://rivercitylabs.org/) Volunteers: Our awesome Tech Socials are volunteer run, and need people like you! email us at [masked] if you're interested in being part of the team! About Us: HackerNest is an international nonprofit uniting local tech communities through unpretentious Tech Socials and hackathons. We cram lots of smart, accomplished people into a room with free drinks. Our relaxed, down-to-earth events attract a diverse and highly technical membership. Strict "no-scuzzbag" policy.

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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://hackernest.com/cities/) around the world, then apply (http://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! **

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HackerNest (http://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)

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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)

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