This is Toronto’s (and Canada’s) first and only Hack & Tell chapter! The original Hack & Tell began in NYC and has since spread to a dozen cities – it’s been going great so far and is picking up steam. Our first 11 rounds had a consistently diverse set of hacks shown off: weekend project web apps, robots, Oculus Rifts, JavaScript synths, wearables, etc. We keep it quick so you get to see and provide feedback for 6-7 different projects within an hour or so.

If you’ve ever visited Hacker News, you’ve almost certainly seen the “Show HN” or “Ask HN” posts. Well, it’s time to get off the Internet and tell us about it face to face. We’ll provide you with our honest feedback, you provide us with a great hack, or idea. We’ll give you 5 minutes to show off your tool, hack, library (did you just write a library to access the Meetup API in Go!?), whatever. We’re language and software/hardware agnostic, so it’s all fair game. After you present, it’s an open forum. The audience will ask questions and provide feedback. We want to enable as much participation as possible at these meetups, so you’d better be able to take criticism and dish it out (all within reason of course).

Show us what you’ve got! Demo cool stuff you built (with or without others), it can be anything – web/mobile/desktop app, lib, hardware, etc. Show us your code, tell us about how you made it and keep it technical! But, remember, no startup pitches, no work-related projects[1], and no pure slidedecks. See you at Top Hat! 

We need volunteers to give 5 minute demos of something you’ve made or worked on! If you want to present, you can tell us about it here

Proposals cutoff is April 14th!

[1]: Let me clarify the “no job projects” rule. We want to promote the projects that people do in their spare time, for fun, or utility, and not the kinds of projects that are only applicable to people who work in your company, or your direct clients. On the other hand, there may be a project that you’ve built primarily at work, that solves a *general* problem that your company has allowed you to release with a libre license–this is usually fine. 

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