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Hackernest Toronto Monthly Tech Social

  • Jun 25, 2012 · 8:00 PM
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This is a casual, social group for technologists to come together, mingle, and perhaps find a partner in crime or two.

Come meet some of the interesting startups in The Next 36, an elite university-level Canadian entrepreneurial leadership program!

Rough format:

8pm - show up, socialize, chill

9pm - introductions, some words from our sponsors, then watch a handful of startups from The Next 36 do ninjafast speedpitching

9:40pm - plot to take over the world

Awesome gold sponsor:

Nonprofit government-backed Canadian "National Centre of Excellence" and wireless company accelerator, Wavefront

Ultrafriendly recruiting sponsor:

Talent, opportunities, and connections: GuruLink recruiting - tried, tested, and true since since 2002 (hey, that rhymes)

Gracious space sponsor:

Dynamo Toronto "startup" Wave Accounting - fast, easy, totally free small business accounting (man, they should totally license that slick tagline from me)

Heroic beer sponsor:

Thanks to the good people at Amsterdam Brewery for saving the day!

<*Note: $5 is suggested donation and voluntary; feel free to shell out $[masked] if you really want to>

At any given Hackernest meetup, you may find people who are:

  • curious about developing on Ruby on Rails, but far too attached to Cake PHP to ever take the plunge
  • looking for a tech/entrepreneur/new business story to cover
  • Objective-C experts who secretly hate themselves for working on iPhones/iPads/Apple products
  • looking to recruit a 5th or 6th engineer for their venture-funded TORONTO-BASED tech startup (no, seriously, it's true - these actually do exist; I happen to be part of one)
  • looking to write articles/stories about the obscure/interesting/hilarious hacks you've pulled off
  • totally oblivious and just wandered in because they heard there was booze (!?)
  • building a top-secret app out of their basement that's going to change the way the world does X
  • scrambling to find a partner to work with on a well-paying contract that's just a wee bit too much workload for the anticipated deadline
  • heroes because they're part of the burgeoning community that will reverse Toronto's brain-drain
  • ...incredibly talented, smart, entrepreneurial, and absolutely dangerous to the status quo

Chances are, you'll fit right in if you're a(n):

  • web developer
  • software developer
  • web designer
  • network administrator
  • database administrator
  • systems administrator
  • front-end designer/developer
  • programmer
  • coder
  • engineer (electrical, computer)
  • tech enthusiast
  • tech/entrepreneur-oriented media/journalist
  • really, really obsessive/compulsive blogger/Tweeter
  • recruiter looking to poach PHP/Ruby/Python/Java developers for your team/firm
  • internet entrepreneur
  • mobile developer
  • search engine optimization (SEO) professional
  • software/hardware hacker/h4ck3r
  • technical writer/project manager/business analyst
  • 1337 individual

...and aren't a douchebag. <3

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  • Mark A.

    Really enjoyed this meetup. Lot's of interesting and outgoing people. Very friendly community overall. Looking forward to next month's meetup!

    June 26, 2012

  • Anton K.

    It was terrific! So many wonderful people, I've learned a real lot just by talking to them briefly, so many bright minds.

    June 26, 2012

  • Shaharris

    Thanks for coming out, everyone! Hope you had a great time. Once again, ultrathanks to our ridiculously awesome sponsors, Wavefront (, GuruLink (, and Wave Accounting (!!!

    June 26, 2012

  • Stephen B

    Trying to talk one-on-one with with potential tie-ups is near impossible because there is no way to target those people. Putting their activities/objects on the name badges would only partically solve the problem. Great presentations, though!

    June 26, 2012

  • Chris

    A good time as always and very informative. Thanks to all for putting on a good event.

    June 26, 2012

  • Eric R.

    Everyone I met was just fascinating. It was a superb event, from start to finish. My best to all the Next 36 class!

    June 26, 2012

  • Lucy L.

    Great meet-up! So many people and wonderful sponsorship from Wave and others.

    June 26, 2012

  • Anton K.

    Wonderful event, many thanks to Wave Accounting and all the organizers!

    June 26, 2012

  • dowlinger

    Great night, thanks Wave, you have a new client. Hello to all of my new friends and good lick to all.

    June 25, 2012

  • Milan

    Developer and architect - looking to meet people / companies doing interesting things.

    June 25, 2012

  • Shaharris


    June 15, 2012

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