HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People. 

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, hi-5 us in person!

The typical Tech Social agenda:  

  • folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize  
  • quick announcements, thank sponsors  
  • back to chatting  
  • head home, exhilarated from great conversations!  

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HackerNest Tech Socials are Entry by Donation – any amount appreciated, but $10 is suggested. No amount is too little! If a cash donation is too restrictive, please join us anyway – just let us know at the door.

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SPONSORS:

RBC

RBC is an active contributor to the Canadian innovation ecosystem, including working with organizations like TechToronto, the C100 and as a founding partner of NextAI, a global innovation program for artificial intelligence related ventures. RBC recently launched RBC Research, a team which supports RBC’s innovation strategy through fundamental scientific study and exploration in machine learning theory and applications with the goal of developing state-of-the-art financial technologies. 

HackerNest is proud to have RBC as a North American sponsor!

Flipp

Flipp Corporation is a Toronto-born technology company that is reinventing the weekly shopping experience – our mobile app, Flipp, was named the #1 retail flyer app in Canada. Flipp’s culture is an integral part of what has driven the company’s success and we abide by key principles that promote a high-trust environment. We are recipients of the Best Workplaces Award, and, as part of this, were awarded the special Camaraderie award. The survey results showed that 100% of employees voted that Flipp is a fun and friendly place to work where people care about each other. Learn more about our team culture here: https://corp.flipp.com/culture

OVH

Specializing in cloud and internet infrastructure, OVH offers innovative Web, Dedicated and Cloud products and services. Since 1999, OVH has partnered with hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide, offering server manufacturing and in-house maintenance of their infrastructure. OVH ensures stable and reliable product and service offerings across all brands, while providing the best price quality ratio. Learn more at ovh.com and on Twitter

Lighthouse Labs

 

Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer, and be the launchpad for your career.  With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors who view coding as the ultimate craft, you’ll join the ranks of over 500 developers in the Lighthouse Labs community. Winter cohorts are filling up, apply now!

StartUp HERE Toronto  

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StartUp HERE Toronto celebrates Toronto’s innovation community. 

BEER SPONSOR:

Beau’s

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“At Beau’s we have names, not titles. We brew using equal parts art and science. And we always have time for our friends.”   

Beau’s All Natural brews interesting, tasty beers using the best ingredients & local spring water. They take pride in creating unique, wonderful and certified organic craft beer, conceived with honest consideration for the environment and our local communities, and delivered with a true sense of friendly relationship. They are an award-winning, Canadian, family-run, organic, and independent brewery. 

VENUE: 

Vena

Vena was founded on the belief that the technologies people know and love should always play a vital role in the way companies plan and measure the way they do business. We’ve turned loved products like Excel, Office 365, and Google Docs into an award winning, enterprise-class business solution –with workflow, data warehousing, and more – so companies can keep using the tools they love to get trusted numbers fast on any device, anywhere, any time. 

We’re on the lookout for easy to access offices with space that can fit our audience (100+ people, standing-room only). Please email info@hackernest.com if you’d like to host a Tech Social!

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 and get them talking to one another. Our relaxed, down-to-earth events attract a diverse and highly technical membership. Strict ‘no-scuzzbag’ policy.

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