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! **

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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)

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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)

Upcoming events (3)

Canada Tech Cofounder Matching

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Check this link to signup, $15 for technical folk, $30 for all others: https://hckrn.st/TCMCA1_M ONLINE EVENT: The HackerNest Tech Cofounder Matching event connects tech and non-tech people. Ticket sales support our nonprofit's mission to continue uniting tech & developer communities. Thank you! THIS HACKERNEST EVENT: SpeedMeet 1-on-1 Networking: Match with other guests and video call for up to 5 minutes (more if you click to extend, less if your convo ends sooner). Vibe. Share contact info with each other in one click. Roll-on to the next person thereafter; you won't match with the same person twice. Direct Video/Messaging: Follow-up directly with people for interesting exploratory conversations, chat message directly or request a video call. Central Breakout: Take a break, hang in the common breakout room for general on-camera group conversations and chats. WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Any tech or non-tech person/team looking for cofounders. Meet with dozens upon dozens of people who have exciting companies (and startup ideas) and are looking for partners. This event is for you if any of the following apply: ► You're planning or starting a company and are looking to add key cofounders ► You're a startup looking for cofounders ► You are ideating, concepting, or ready to commit & validate your idea/business and are interested in cofounding a new startup with someone else ► You're interested in joining a new startup that's already launched This event covers our local communities across Canada - Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Mississauga, the Greater Toronto Area, Peterborough, Ottawa, and Montreal. WHAT FOLKS SAY: “Met my co-founder” ↔ “Met someone I eventually hired” ↔ “Met some of my best friends in the industry” ↔ “Met unpretentious people who genuinely love what they do” ↔ “It was amazing! Learned a lot from people, and everyone is super friendly!” PREMIUM BOOTH OPTIONS FOR MORE VISIBILITY: ► To stand out, these virtual booths are showcased in the event listing with a custom profile image+banner; your logo (if available) also in the 'Supporters' section ► At the event, your branded booth is in the 'Expo' section and runs like a custom breakout session that your team moderates. Has its own dedicated chat thread too ► Up to 10 on-camera at a time for group conversations with more able to watch & comment in the chat ► In 1-on-1 SpeedMeets, your team matches with both technical and business guests ► Once you reserve a booth, we'll be in touch to finish setting things up PROSPECTIVE SPONSORS: Use the Booth tickets to reserve sponsorship for this event. For other types of sponsorship, please email [masked] to chat about other ways of connecting with our community. ABOUT US: We've been building volunteer-run tech communities through 1200+ unpretentious social and innovation events since 2011.

HackerNest Toronto-KW-Mississauga August Tech Social

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This Tech Social covers the corridor! :) Use this link to signup - early $5 tickets; $10 and $15 thereafter: https://hckrn.st/TS_TOKWMIS_Aug_2020_Meetup ATTEND FROM HOME: Tech Socials bring together passionate technologists to chat with other like-minded people and have a great time. Don't miss out, join us as we explore different ways of connecting our tech nerd communities in the coming months! "HackerNest feels like coming home" - attendees First timer? Expect this (...but online): hckrn.st/TS_Vid (short video) WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Folks interested in tech. You'll meet h4ck3rs. Hacks. Designerds. Data scienticians. Hardware engineerds. Developers. Venture ¢apitalist$. Venture communists. Entreprenerds. Killer robots. Sapiophiles. Social mediaphiles. Cloud network architects. Writers. Machine learning cyborgs. Artificially intelligent product managers. Accomplices. THIS HACKERNEST TECH SOCIAL: ► Reception: where you land once you first join - tips & guidelines, etc. ↔ SpeedMeets: Talk 1-on-1 with other guests, chatroulette style! ↔ ► Breakout Sessions: Various smaller group discussions - Join in the first 30 mins for SuperConnect!* and help decide on which custom sessions to run! ↔ ► Direct Chats & Calls: Follow-up directly with people for more conversation ►► Finally leave, exhausted from great convos with awesome people! FEATURED - BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Our Tech Socials connect people in a comfortable, relaxed manner - group conversations are aplenty at our in-person events. Online, the Breakout Sessions are small, group video chat rooms that emulate this where up to 10 people can be live on-camera at a time while anyone can join to listen in and contribute via the chat window. Join the breakouts in the first half hour as it features lighting fast SuperConnect* rounds to start sessions on the most popular & compelling topics. If you miss it, don’t worry, pop into the central breakout and see what’s hot! * SuperConnect: On-camera, each person has 10 seconds to rapidly say 3 things: (1) who you are, (2) who you want to meet, and (3) one thing you care about -- it's a ninjafast way to get introduced to everyone. ONLINE EVENT #PROTIPS: Check that your Event Profile image/content is updated the way you like (also, test your links!) ↔ TEST your mic and speakers so your entrance is seamless! ↔ Close extra windows, a lean running machine speeds things up. ↔ Have bright lighting so your face is lit and you're not lurking in shadows. ↔ Tidy up - a clean, uncluttered background means less distractions! 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. Can't make this one? Get notified about future events. Ticket sales and funds support our nonprofit's mission to continue uniting tech & developer communities. 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!” PROSPECTIVE 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. Not ready? No problem, get updates on future sponsorships when they come. ABOUT US: We've been building volunteer-run tech communities through unpretentious social and innovation events since 2011. Stay connected: twitter.com/HackerNest, fb.me/HackerNest, instagram.com/HackerNest

HackerNest Montreal-Ottawa August Tech Social

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Use this link to signup - early $5 tickets; $10 and $15 thereafter: https://hckrn.st/TS_MTL_OTT_Aug_2020_Meetup ATTEND FROM HOME: Tech Socials bring together passionate technologists to chat with other like-minded people and have a great time. Don't miss out, join us as we explore different ways of connecting our tech nerd communities in the coming months! "HackerNest feels like coming home" - attendees First timer? Expect this (...but online): hckrn.st/TS_Vid (short video) WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Folks interested in tech. You'll meet h4ck3rs. Hacks. Designerds. Data scienticians. Hardware engineerds. Developers. Venture ¢apitalist$. Venture communists. Entreprenerds. Killer robots. Sapiophiles. Social mediaphiles. Cloud network architects. Writers. Machine learning cyborgs. Artificially intelligent product managers. Accomplices. THIS HACKERNEST TECH SOCIAL: ► Reception: where you land once you first join - tips & guidelines, etc. ↔ SpeedMeets: Talk 1-on-1 with other guests, chatroulette style! ↔ ► Breakout Sessions: Various smaller group discussions - Join in the first 30 mins for SuperConnect!* and help decide on which custom sessions to run! ↔ ► Direct Chats & Calls: Follow-up directly with people for more conversation ►► Finally leave, exhausted from great convos with awesome people! FEATURED - BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Our Tech Socials connect people in a comfortable, relaxed manner - group conversations are aplenty at our in-person events. Online, the Breakout Sessions are small, group video chat rooms that emulate this where up to 10 people can be live on-camera at a time while anyone can join to listen in and contribute via the chat window. Join the breakouts in the first half hour as it features lighting fast SuperConnect* rounds to start sessions on the most popular & compelling topics. If you miss it, don’t worry, pop into the central breakout and see what’s hot! * SuperConnect: On-camera, each person has 10 seconds to rapidly say 3 things: (1) who you are, (2) who you want to meet, and (3) one thing you care about -- it's a ninjafast way to get introduced to everyone. ONLINE EVENT #PROTIPS: Check that your Event Profile image/content is updated the way you like (also, test your links!) ↔ TEST your mic and speakers so your entrance is seamless! ↔ Close extra windows, a lean running machine speeds things up. ↔ Have bright lighting so your face is lit and you're not lurking in shadows. ↔ Tidy up - a clean, uncluttered background means less distractions! 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. Can't make this one? Get notified about future events. Ticket sales and funds support our nonprofit's mission to continue uniting tech & developer communities. 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!” PROSPECTIVE 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. Not ready? No problem, get updates on future sponsorships when they come. ABOUT US: We've been building volunteer-run tech communities through unpretentious social and innovation events since 2011. Stay connected: twitter.com/HackerNest, fb.me/HackerNest, instagram.com/HackerNest

Past events (46)

HackerNest Canada August Tech SpeedMeet

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