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!

Hover 

Hover sticks to what they know (and do!) best: domains. They’ll help you take care of your domains and be out of the way when you’re on to whatever’s next. HackerNest happily hosts domains with Hover!

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.

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. 

Sponsors make this growing movement possible, so we treasure and build deep, long-term relationships with the companies that endorse us. Please email sponsor@hackernest.com for ways to connect with the HackerNest community!

VENUE:

Bioconnect

 

 

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!

Community Partners:

TechTO

Each monthly TechToronto Meetup is designed for Toronto technologists to learn something new and meet someone new. Check out what they have to offer here

Clausehound

A veritable library of information for anyone looking to start or grow a small business, Clausehound has content for days. On top of all that, their blog postings are not to be missed. See if they can’t pique your interest.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: 

ELEVATE TORONTO

Elevate Toronto is a 3 day tech festival that showcases the best of the Canadian innovation ecosystem and celebrates diversity and inclusion. Use HackerNest’s discount code to save 20% on tickets! 

STARTUP OPEN HOUSE

Startup Open House – September 28th, 4-8pm. Are you curious about your city’s startups? On Sept. 28, Startup Open House invites you to visit the hottest startups in town. Get a feel for the startup vibe, meet the teams of innovators behind cool products and network with the city’s top entrepreneurs. You just might discover your dream job! Are you ready? Get your ticket here now

UXDX

UXDX is a product event focused on the user and developer experience. It’s a great opportunity to hear from global leaders in product and development and networking with 1,000 executives from across Europe. Check out their website www.uxdxconf.com. Use the code HACKERNEST on checkout to get your 10% discount! 

All Day DevOps

On October 24th, HackerNest will be supporting the Live Online All Day DevOps Conference. This is a 24 hour event with 5 simultaneous tracks, 96 sessions and 4 keynotes in 38 time zones! There are featured guest speakers galore and frankly, far too much information to list, so check out this link instead! Oh, and did we mention that the entire thing is free?

About Us: 

HackerNest is an international nonprofit uniting local tech communities through unpretentious Tech SocialshackathonsTech Expos and Job Fairs. Our relaxed, down-to-earth events attract a diverse and highly technical membership. Strict ‘no-scuzzbag’ policy.

 

Want to volunteer at our HackerNest Tech Socials? Visit http://hackernest.com/volunteer/ for more information and to apply! 

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