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HackerNest Seattle November Tech Social featuring Women in Technology

Drinks (beer, wine, soda, water) on the house! This month, we feature women in technology, held here, and at Tech Socials across multiple HackerNest cities. What we'll do:

  • kung-fu-kick gender stereotypes in the face and push for a 50:50 male-female ratio at an open tech event!
  • encourage further inclusion of women in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) industries.
  • help local groups and organizations get more face-time and funding to run community-building events.

 

We'd like partners and sponsors that encourage and support the proliferation and success of women in technology. Join us as a...

Collaborating Partner if you are an advocacy, support or interest group/organization that would like to co-produce this event with us and get funding to run even more community events.

Sponsor if you would like to endorse this special Tech Social to get high visibility and engagement with a passionate and enthusiastic tech crowd in a friendly, social environment that everybody loves.

Hit us up for details!


Our local team is looking for folks interested in helping run this splinter cell. Please read the FAQ on our continually broken/changing site and GET IN TOUCH if you or someone you know want to help us make awesome stuff happen.

 

 

Rough lineup (pretty much always in development)

- 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

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. Strong, supportive tech communities should exist everywhere - not just in hotspots like San Francisco and New York. Tech Socials in Toronto saw our monthly attendance grew to over 350+ technologists literally 100% from word-of-mouth.

 

Sponsors:

Sponsors 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!

 

Venue:

 

Avvo Corporation: The right attorney makes the difference

 

 

 

 

 

Wanna show off your office? We're always looking for big open spaces with 100+ (standing room) capacity that are easily accessible.

 

We love hardcore nerdcore.
Tech folks, tech events, tech love.


About Us:

HackerNest is a nonprofit community movement focused on building supportive Silicon Valley like tech communities in every city - strengthening local tech ecosystems globally through unpretentious social events and hackathons. We’re nurturing cohesive communities 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 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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup and friendly atmosphere. By the way, if anyone knows how to get an html 5 video player to open automatically in fullscreen mode, would you let me know! Unfortunately, my javascript is not working.

    November 27, 2013

    • Chris A.

      I thought there is a security measure preventing auto fullscreen. You could bind a user event like onReady. There are some newer FullScreen and Webkit scripts that work but support amongst browsers you'll have to check.

      November 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's a good suggestion. I found a couple examples of webkit scripts but they didn't work for me. I ended up using what my friend would call a hacky solution--I got the video to fill the screen area using CSs. Not a true fullscreen but it works.

      November 30, 2013

  • Ed

    Fun meetup, folks. I enjoyed talking with everyone there!

    November 28, 2013

  • Chris A.

    Where were all the women in technology?? I was hoping for 50/50, that's optimism for ya

    November 26, 2013

  • Chris R.

    Wish I could make it tonight but will be at the airport.

    November 25, 2013

  • Fuat

    Is anyone going from Tacoma? If so, can he/she share ride with me?

    November 25, 2013

  • LR

    I am interested in carpooling from Bellevue, please let me know if you are headed to the venue from the Eastside.

    November 25, 2013

  • Sabra

    Doctor Who movie won out for my Monday night. Startup Grind was also top of my list. Maybe next time!

    November 24, 2013

  • Garrett W.

    What is required of a location? It's a long shot, but I will keep an eye out for one.

    1 · September 26, 2013

    • HackerNest A.

      Whoa, somehow missed this - sorry Garrett. We love cool tech offices with an open, standing-room space that can hold 75+ people. Drop a note if you think of some...we're looking to run every couple of months thru 2014. Hey, looks like you know Thornton and Billie from Mensa, neat-o!

      November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    [rant]
    Getting home after midnight, then needing time to relax and wind down, then having to be up at 6 so I can get the kids ready for school? Nuh-uh.

    And what am I supposed to do between 6 and 8? Drive all the way home to the burbs and then drive all the way back in to town (environmentally unfriendly)? Stay late at the office until 7 or 7:30 (spiritually unfriendly)?

    Most of the evening tech meetups in this town start at 6ish for a reason. You roll from work to the meetup and still get home by 10ish.

    People have kids. People have commutes. People have work/life balances. This scheduling feels disrespectful of all of that.
    [/rant]

    September 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Rishad I volunteer every Saturday morning, teaching kids to code. I bust my ass to make sure we have other volunteers on hand, a place to meet, things to do, and I'm constantly taking feedback from the community so we can try to make this something that as many kids as possible can attend and enjoy.

      "This is a free event run by volunteers" is the kind of phrasing we use in our legal release, but never when someone says "the location is inconvenient" or "the time is inconvenient" or "it wasn't meeting our needs." When they say things like that, we take it under advisement (but with a grain of salt), because if enough people are saying that, we may be alienating enough of our potential audience that we need to look at how we're approaching things.

      October 31, 2013

    • Ivan T.

      I rarely leave work before 7 and driving to Seattle downtown from Eastside at 7 is much more pleasure than being stuck in traffic at 5. I definitely like 8pm start time more. And yes, I have kids too.

      2 · November 23, 2013

  • Kate M.

    Sounds like a good idea - unfortunately I am already trying to decide between StartupGrind and taking my kids to the (already promised) Dr Who 50th anniversary 3D movie... Good luck - perhaps another time.

    2 · November 21, 2013

    • HackerNest A.

      Ah, thanks for the nice note and well wishes - you might be going w/ Dr. Who then ;) Perhaps we'll catch you early in 2014, and do enjoy some zen family time!

      November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I agree with the rather late for a week night crowd. Looking forward to getting to one of these eventually, but not while I'm working.

    October 31, 2013

  • Amyr H.

    Can't make this date :(

    October 19, 2013

  • Shelvacu

    54 people have promised to come, despite the fact that you could host this in the Sahara Desert. That's dedication

    2 · September 17, 2013

    • Revlin J.

      I guess the point is that no one will be showing up if there's no venue... is there a venue?

      September 19, 2013

    • HackerNest A.

      Hey folks, sorry for the delay in response. Aha, it would be fun in the Sahara - sorta like nerdcore burning man. We updated the meetup and moved the event till November to coincide with the women in tech themed event we're working on. Info to come soon...promise! We sent an email update to those that had rsvp'ed for Sept as well, hope you got it. Looking forward to tearing up November! :)

      1 · September 23, 2013

  • reah

    hello is anyone who know how to get back FB
    pages from an abusive hackers ... Please let me know if u can help me .

    July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't believe this is the proper place to ask a question. I recommend contacting Facebook support.

      1 · September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hoping for a venue that's bike or transit-accessible from Renton, and maybe a ride home since it will be late.

    July 24, 2013

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