Past Meetup

HackerNest Vancouver May Tech Social - LIMITED SPACE

This Meetup is past

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Thank you to our awesome friends at Invoke for hosting another HackerNestVAN Meetup in May!

We did a shout out for sponsorship for our events and beer and got an overwhelming response! BIG CHEERS to our three sponsors who have come on board with HackerNest VAN!

Voyer Law Corporation (

Voyer Law Corporation is a cross-border law firm advising startups, developers and game studios on U.S. and Canadian corporate and technology law. They are our sponsors for May AND June! YAY!

Lighthouse Labs (

Lighthouse Labs is a supersonic jet for your career. They've taken the traditional education model and flipped it on its head to teach you how to code faster and better than ever before. Rigorous, fast paced, and focused on having you write your own code (not listening to lectures), their program is for doers.

In 8 weeks you can learn to build apps for the Web or for iOS. In the web class you'll learn how to build web apps using Ruby on Rails, Javascript / jQuery, Node.js, HTML5 and CSS3. In the iOS class you'll learn how to build native iOS apps for the iPhone and iPad.

From Now ( From Now: Humanity with Technology

This is a not-for-profit, grass roots conference for people to come together, learn and discuss how technology is integrating into and changing our societies and culture.

Speakers:Nora Young - CBC Spark wil talk about 'Design for the Internet of Things: An Urban Utopian Fantasy'

Amal Graafstra - ( will talk about 'Grinders: Biohacking for society'

Toby Barnes - AKQA will talk about 'Emotional Interface Design'

Michael Fergusson - Ayogo will talk about 'Narrative, Mastery, and Social Connection: How playfulness can transform healthcare.'

Jonathan Tallant - Associate Professor at, and Head of, the Philosophy Department at the University of Nottingham will talk about 'Time: past, present and future'

Nikolas Badminton - DesignCultureMind will talk about 'Sex and the singularity'

Register here - (

Our Tech Social schedule:
- 8:00pm: folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize
- 9:00pm: quick intro, thank sponsors, quick announcements + demo
- 9:30pm: back to chatting with interesting people and new friends
- 11:00pm: go home exhausted from great conversations

$5 PWYC donation at the door.

We love hardcore nerdcore.

Tech folks, tech events, tech love.

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-douchebag policy (