HackerNest is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit movement dedicated to uniting local tech communities globally.
We do this by cramming lots of very smart people into a room and providing free beer - rescuing them from the isolation of basements, offices, and the plight of code tunnel vision. Our friendly, relaxed, and inclusive Tech Socials provide a casual, unpretentious sanctuary for nerds to really connect (with actual humans).
Our diverse and highly technical communities of developers, designers, engineers, social media/business types, entrepreneurs, investors, etc. gather regularly to socialize, talk tech, maybe hear speakers or watch demos, and meet future co-founders, employees, funders, and friends.
We’re not scienticians, but the formula seems to work: we became Canada’s largest tech meetups in a year, before even leaving Toronto. Today we have “splinter cells” in multiple cities. We figured if a metropolis like Toronto could benefit from HackerNest, other places could, too.
Our intention is to complement and strengthen existing nerd ecosystems – we come in peace. This isn’t a business; nobody owns HackerNest. Conceptually, it is the ideal of a strong and supportive tech community - pretty much anyone that isn’t a jerk can be a part of it.
Operations get handled by a small team of very dedicated (and frakking stubborn) volunteers committed to making the world a nicer, nerdier place.
Interested in running HackerNest in your city? Get in touch. We’ll make awesome stuff happen.