What we're about

Meet others who love tech. Unpretentious & agenda-free, we bring developers, designers, engineers, data-folk, founders, and others together to meet each other, potential cofounders, funders, future employers, ++. Check the short video:

https://youtu.be/9wG2TpzEm5o

WHO COMES? Aside from our guests from diverse parts of the ecosystem, we have hobbyists, founders, startups, nonprofits, event producers, and other companies that engage at our events. Connect with our community, tell your story, share expertise & what you do, offer SWAG, discounts, other cool stuff, meet talent - and give your team fun events to look forward to.

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TECH EVENTS: HackerNest (http://hackernest.com) runs public and curated tech events that connect people and organizations in the community. We've run Tech Socials, SpeedMeets, Career Expos, and world-renown cause hackathons & innovation events. We are home to both seasoned and fledgling technologists alike. The central theme: Down-to-earth, agenda-free community events where talented, enthusiastic tech nerds gather to socialize, wax technological, and engage.

SPONSORS power our movement. Sponsor existing events or have one tailored to you. Connect with our community, tell your story, share expertise & what you do, offer SWAG, discounts, other cool stuff, meet talent - and give your team fun events to look forward to. They've been 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 .

Upcoming events (2)

HackerNest Tech-Developer-Startup Community Social

Network event

Online event

Registrations are open: https://hckrn.st/3zILZNN -------- New for 2022: These events will be accessible only through this link or via our meetup groups. A fixed number of 100 spots will be allocated per Tech Social. Both the 1-on-1s and the group chat sessions will now run simultaneously throughout the 2-hour event, so you'll be able to jump from one to the other, at-will. We look forward to longer, deeper, and higher-quality conversations. Tickets are $8 until sold out, then $12 and $16 thereafter. See you soon!

Tech Socials are agenda-free events that bring together passionate technologists to chat with like-minded people. No panels or speakers at this one, just an opportunity to meet others in the ecosystem. There's auto-matched 1-on-1s, group chat sessions, and you can directly chat with other guests or make video chat requests too. Don't miss this one - nice, friendly people from our tech nerd developer communities will come together.

WHAT TYPICALLY HAPPENS AT OUR EVENTS:

► 1-on-1s: Be automatically matched with other guests to talk directly on-camera for a few minutes (less if your convo ends faster, more if you extend); stay in touch with one click. Roll to the next person thereafter. Match only once with the same person. Direct video available too.

► Sessions: Small, group video chat sessions that emulate what happens at in-person events. Talk on-camera, hang, talk to others, use the chat thread, chill. Drop in/out when you want, up to 20 people can be on-camera together, and anyone can listen in as well as contribute/engage via the text chat threads, even if you're not on cam.

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.

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” ↔ “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!”

Fun ways 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 1,250+ social & innovation events connecting thousands of nerds in cities all over the world.

HackerNest 360 - Career Changers & Job Hunters Unite

Network event

Online event

Registrations: https://hckrn.st/3qLioQS - An open sharing event for current and future job-hunters (at any level) looking for that next career or considering a switch to an alternate path. A great opportunity to freely discuss the trials, tribulations, and challenges in figuring out the kinds of work you want to do and the ways you go about finding appropriately fitting jobs and companies. The pressure is off as there will be no recruiters, or panels & speakers. We'll have auto-matched 1-on-1s, split into group sessions on core topics, and you can directly chat with other guests or make video chat requests too.

New for 2022: We'll be running select events over the year and they'll be accessible only through this link or via our meetup groups. A fixed number of 100 spots will be allocated per Tech Social. Both the 1-on-1s and the group chat sessions will now run simultaneously throughout the 2-hour event, so you'll be able to jump from one to the other at will. We look forward to longer, deeper, and higher-quality conversations. See you soon!

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Ideal if you are (or are planning to be) looking for that next exciting role or are considering changing careers AND you want to connect with other like-minded folk on similar journeys. We'll commiserate together, share learnings and tips, find other common ground, and expand our network of good, passionate people. Great if you're already in or around tech, but also super helpful to others across industries as well.

A sampling of the kinds of things we will cover, in no particular order:

► targeting the right roles and companies in your search + hot sectors & industries, and the functional areas of specific jobs
► cover letter and resume - content strategy, narrative, and levels of specificity<>vagueness
► career planning - from first jobs to switching to managerial positions to first director roles
► moving from technical to non-technical or vice-versa
► international vs. local hiring, out of province/state jobs, ‘local-remote’ is a thing, etc.
► how to get talent acquisition folk on your side, leaning authentically on your network
► what is the actual power or viability of trying to get that first ‘info/intro call’ outside of the recruiting process?
► Interviewing at startups vs. traditional companies, behavioral & aptitude testing in pre-employment screening - how recruiting is evolving

Funds from any attendee and session/booth tickets support our nonprofit's mission to continue uniting tech & developer communities. Thank you for your support! If free attendee tickets are no longer available and affordability is an issue for any reason, please email us so we can help.

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Don't miss this one - nice, friendly people from our tech nerd developer communities will come together. Tech Socials, 360s, and our other public events are agenda-free ad bring together passionate, like-minded people. Join us as we explore different ways of connecting! Laid-back & unpretentious, #ftw.

First timer? Expect this (...but online): hckrn.st/TS_Vid (short vid)

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WHO ATTENDS: 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. Here's pics from past in-person events - we'll bring that same relaxed, unassuming vibe:

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” ↔ "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!”
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Past events (96)

HackerNest 360 - Career Changers & Job Hunters Unite

Online event

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