Q: What are Tech Social events all about? Who attends? Why?
TL; DR: meet friendly tech nerds, drinks on the house, sometimes free pizza, ultra chill, no dirtbags.
Who attends? Meet new pals. Like 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.
This is the fun way 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. First timer? Expect this (short video).
"HackerNest feels like coming home"
- Tech Social attendees everywhere
||► RUNDOWN / AGENDA
Folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize >> quick announcements, thank sponsors, SuperConnect* >> back to chatting >> head home, exhilarated from great conversations!
* SuperConnect gives you 10 seconds to share who you are, who you wanna meet, and one thing you care about. It's simple, quick, and low-stress (yay introverts!). Participation is optional, feedback is universally positive. Come early, don't miss out! Here's what it looks like, because all-the-people:
Example: "Hi, I'm Pepito. I do DevOps at Future Shop and wanna find a cofounder for my artificial-crypto-learning app for chihuahuas. Why? Because I freaking love chihuahuas."
Got friends in tech who'd be interested? Bring them along. Tech Socials are even more fun with friends. Everything is better together. :)
Support our grassroots movement, consider helping at the event (we wrote a short blog post on why you should volunteer). Or just skip to seeing what volunteering involves, then fill out the short application. Easy!
Get in touch to sponsor our growing tech community!
||► VENUE HOST SPONSOR
Faire is an innovative online marketplace that uses machine learning to match local retailers with the makers of products that uniquely fit their stores. They use the power of technology to connect makers and boutiques from all over the world with a thriving community of over 50,000 small business owners.
||► KITCHENER-WATERLOO ORGANIZERS
Volunteers: Dan | firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Announcements: Sarah | email@example.com
Venues & Community Partnerships: Kristina | firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media / Videography: David | email@example.com
Finances: Gavin | firstname.lastname@example.org
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||► ABOUT US
HackerNest connects truly supportive tech communities because nerds build better together. helps local tech get discovered, and promotes social good around the world. We run unpretentious tech and innovation events that helps local tech (and people) get discovered, promote humanitarian social good, and encourage economic prosperity.