Uniting Tech Communities

We build local tech communities around the world

Tech Nerds Unite

We build local tech communities around the world.

14 countries, 5 continents

around the world

Diverse, engaged, empowered

across 14 countries on 5 continents

around the world

diverse, engaged, empowered

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across 14 countries on 5 continents

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around the world

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diverse, engaged, empowered

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across 14 countries on 5 continents

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around the world

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diverse, engaged, empowered

HackerNest is a nonprofit that runs unpretentious Tech Socials, Tech Expo/Job Fairs, and Hackathons. Our mission: get more people into tech so they can afford to be healthier and happier.


HackerNest is a nonprofit that runs unpretentious Tech Socials, Tech Expo/Job Fairs, and Hackathons. Our mission: get more people into tech so they can afford to be healthier and happier.


Local Tech Communities, Powered by You.

Leveraging our unique ability to bring people together in real life.

Local Tech Communities, Powered by You.

Leveraging our unique ability to bring
people together in real life.

Tech Socials

Find nerds just like you at unpretentious, down-to-earth tech events for developers, designers, and technologists from all walks to meet and make new friends.

Recent Sponsors

Contact us to sponsor HackerNest tech socials,
hackathons and job fairs.


Recent Sponsors
  • Tech Socials

    Find nerds just like you at unpretentious, down-to-earth tech events for developers, designers, and technologists from all walks to meet and make new friends.

  • Community Portal

    Keep your finger on the pulse of the community with companies, events, and jobs at unite.hackernest.com.

  • Tech Socials

    Find others – Just. Like. You. Unpretentious, agenda-free tech events for developers,
    designers, and technologists from all walks
    to meet, build camaraderie, engage in lively conversation, venture out together, and more.

  • Community Portal

    Companies, events, jobs, people – we want unite.hackernest.com to be the one-stop-shop
    for all things tech.

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Tech Socials

Find nerds just like you at unpretentious, down-to-earth tech events for developers, designers, and technologists from all walks to meet and make new friends.

Tech Socials

Find nerds just like you at unpretentious, down-to-earth tech events for developers, designers, and technologists from all walks to meet and make new friends.

Tech Socials

Find nerds just like you at unpretentious, down-to-earth tech events for developers, designers, and technologists from all walks to meet and make new friends.

Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack 2015. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack
2015 ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team.


Jordan Banks, Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram

Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack 2015. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack
2015 ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team.


Jordan Banks, Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram

Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack 2015. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack 2015 ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team.


Jordan Banks, Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram

Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack 2015. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack 2015 ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team.


Jordan Banks, Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram Canada

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Hackathons

Our socially beneficial hackathons have brought thousands together to tackle endemic national and global problems by spiking the tenacious creativity in our communities.

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Hackathons

Our socially beneficial hackathons have brought thousands together to tackle endemic national and global problems by spiking the tenacious creativity in our communities.

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Hackathons

Our socially beneficial hackathons have brought thousands together to tackle endemic national and global problems by spiking the tenacious creativity in our communities.

Hackathons

with significant social impact.

 

Our socially beneficial hackathons have brought thousands together to tackle endemic national and global problems by spiking the tenacious creativity in our communities.

Our notable hackathons like DementiaHack, Fishackathon, and CourtHack are intense exercises that generate practical tools and solutions that actually get to market. Interested in sponsoring? Drop us a note!


Our notable hackathons like DementiaHack, Fishackathon, and CourtHack are intense exercises that generate practical tools and solutions that actually get to market. Interested in sponsoring? Drop us a note!


  • DementiaHack logo

    The world’s foremost dementia hackathon – this series focuses on developing tools and solutions to help people living with dementia and their caregivers, today.

  • A U.S. Department of State initiative, this 40+ city global hackathon series seeks to help make everything to do with fisheries more equitable and sustainable.

  • DementiaHack logo

    The world’s foremost dementia hackathon – this series focuses on developing tools and solutions to help people living with dementia and their caregivers, today.

  • A U.S. Department of State initiative, this hackathon seeks to help make everything to do with fisheries more equitable and sustainable.

Tech Job Fairs


Here’s where we help successful, growing tech companies showcase what they’ve built AND recruit — while giving attendees an unparalleled opportunity to see the cool and exciting things happening in the community. Everybody wins!

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Tech Expos & Job Fairs


Here’s where we help successful, growing tech companies showcase what they’ve built AND recruit — while giving attendees an unparalleled opportunity to see the cool and exciting things happening in the community. Everybody wins!

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Tech Expos & Job Fairs

Here’s where we help successful, growing tech companies showcase what they’ve built AND recruit — while giving attendees an unparalleled opportunity to see the cool and exciting things happening in the community. Everybody wins!

  • Tech Job Fairs

    This combination career and product showcase lets companies show & demo their cool products and services while engaging with prospective new hires.

  • Job Postings

    Recruiting or looking for that next (or first) step in your career? Our job board lists great opportunities from sponsors, partners and more – and is an excellent place to start!

  • Teach Expo & Job Fairs

    This combination event – a career and product showcase – lets companies show & demo their cool products and services while engaging with prospective new hires.

  • Job Postings

    Recruiting or looking for that next (or first) step in your career? Our job board lists great opportunities from sponsors, partners and more – and is an excellent place to start!

Who Talks About Us

We were really happy with our employer experience at the job fair in Toronto and have even gone forward with formal interviews for a variety of our open positions with the candidates we met. Attending the event gave us the opportunity to not only meet qualified candidates, but tell prospective jobseekers about what we do and how they might best
fit into our corporate culture. We are definitely looking forward to
attending another HackerNest event in future.


Ivy McCarty, Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

We were really happy with our employer experience at the job fair in Toronto and have even gone forward with formal interviews for a variety of our open positions with the candidates we met. Attending the event gave us the opportunity to not only meet qualified candidates, but tell prospective jobseekers about what we do and how they might best
fit into our corporate culture. We are definitely looking forward to
attending another HackerNest event in future.


Ivy McCarty, Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

We were really happy with our employer experience at the job fair in Toronto and have even gone forward with formal interviews for a variety of our open positions with the candidates we met. Attending the event gave us the opportunity to not only meet qualified candidates, but tell prospective jobseekers about what we do and how they might best
fit into our corporate culture. We are definitely looking forward to
attending another HackerNest event in future.


Ivy McCarty, Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

We were really happy with our employer experience at the job fair in Toronto and have even gone forward with formal interviews for a variety of our open positions with the candidates we met. Attending the event gave us the opportunity to not only meet qualified candidates, but tell prospective jobseekers about what we do and how they might best fit into our corporate culture. We are definitely looking forward to attending another HackerNest event in future.


Ivy McCarty, Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

Who Talks About Us
  • Behind the Curtain

    A simple idea in 2011 about cohesive communities in technology has expanded into an international organization tackling a number of relevant and substantive causes. Here’s a look at the people behind the curtains making sure things work
    as they should.

  • Shaharris

    Chief Executive Officer

  • JJ

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Robin

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Chloe

    Director of Philanthropic
    Development

  • Teresa

    Engineering Product Manager

  • Annika

    Global Operations Manager

  • Ryan

    Community Manager

  • Adrienne

    Legal Advisor

  • Mark

    PMO and Partnership Executive

  • Abhinav

    Full-Stack Developer

  • Lynn

    Events Associate

  • Jessica

    Account Manager

  • Anton

    Special Projects Associate

  • Emma

    Design Associate

  • Colombe

    Sales Coordinator

  • Joanna

    Account Manager

  • You?

    [email protected]

  • Interested in working with us? Check out our openings
    or drop us a note – [email protected]


  • Behind the Curtain

    A simple idea in 2011 about cohesive communities in technology has expanded into an international organization tackling a number of relevant and substantive causes. Here’s a look at the people behind the curtains making sure things work as
    they should.

  • Shaharris

    Chief Executive Officer

  • JJ

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Robin

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Chloe

    Director of Philanthropic
    Development

  • Teresa

    Engineering Product Manager

  • Annika

    Global Operations Manager

  • Ryan

    Community Manager

  • Adrienne

    Legal Advisor

  • Mark

    PMO and Partnership Executive

  • Abhinav

    Full-Stack Developer

  • Lynn

    Events Associate

  • Jessica

    Sponsorship Associate

  • Anton

    Special Projects Associate

  • Emma

    Design Associate

  • Colombe

    Sales Coordinator

  • Joanna

    Sponsorship Associate

  • You?

    [email protected]

  • Interested in working with us? Check out our openings
    or drop us a note – [email protected]


Behind the Curtain

A simple idea in 2011 about cohesive communities in technology has expanded into an international organization tackling a number of relevant and substantive causes. Here’s a look at the people behind the curtains making sure things
work as they should.

  • Shaharris

    Chief Executive Officer

  • JJ

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Robin

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Chloe

    Director of Philanthropic
    Development

  • Teresa

    Engineering Product Manager

  • Annika

    Global Operations Manager

  • Ryan

    Community Manager

  • Adrienne

    Legal Advisor

  • Mark

    Community Manager

  • Abhinav

    Full-Stack Developer

  • Lynn

    Events Associate

  • Jessica

    Account Manager

  • Anton

    Special Projects Associate

  • Emma

    Design Associate

  • Colombe

    Sales Coordinator

  • Joanna

    Account Manager

  • Interested in working with us? Check out our openings or drop us a note – [email protected]


Behind the Curtain

A simple idea in 2011 about cohesive communities in technology has expanded into an international organization tackling a number of relevant and substantive causes. Here’s a look at the people behind the curtains making sure things work as they should.

  • Shaharris

    Chief Executive Officer

  • JJ

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Robin

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Chloe

    Director of Philanthropic Development

  • Teresa

    Engineering Product Manager

  • Annika

    Global Operations Manager

  • Ryan

    Community Manager

  • Adrienne

    Legal Advisor

  • Mark

    Community Manager

  • Abhinav

    Full-Stack Developer

  • Lynn

    Events Associate

  • Jessica

    Sponsorship Associate

  • Anton

    Special Projects Associate

  • Emma

    Design Associate

  • Colombe

    Sales Coordinator

  • Joanna

    Sponsorship Associate

  • Interested in working with us? Check out our openings or drop us a note –[email protected]


Board of Advisors

  • Sherman Teichman

    Director, Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University

  • Bruce Kagan

    Managing Director, Client Wealth Management, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

  • Kevin McGurgan

    British Consul General, Toronto,
    Director-General of UK Trade and Investment, Canada

Board of Advisors

  • Sherman Teichman

    Executive Director Emeritus, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University

  • Bruce Kagan

    Managing Director, Client Wealth Management,
    Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

  • Kevin McGurgan

    British Consul General, Toronto
    Director-General, UK Trade and Investment

Board of Advisors
  • Sherman Teichman

    Executive Director Emeritus, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University

  • Bruce Kagan

    Managing Director, Client
    Wealth Management, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

  • Kevin McGurgan

    British Consul General, Toronto
    Director-General, UK Trade
    and Investment