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U.S. Department of State – HackerNest Fishackathon Announcement 0

U.S. Department of State – HackerNest Fishackathon Announcement

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Blog

HackerNest is pleased to announce a fantastic new partnership with the U.S. Department of State to produce their Fishackathon global hackathon series. To see the U.S. Department of State’s original, full release, click here.   The U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with HackerNest, a nonprofit organization and movement that builds local tech communities worldwide, to carry forward Fishackathon. First organized by S/GP to coincide with the “Our Ocean” conference in 2014, Fishackathon is a public-private partnership hackathon that aims to capitalize on the expansion of digital solutions to address sustainable fishery challenges. Hundreds of technologists and entrepreneurs around the world spend a weekend competing to build practical tech solutions to endemic problems defined by fisheries experts. Panels of distinguished judges evaluate these demos to select winners from each participating Fishackathon city, awarding the very best team the coveted Global Grand Prize. Five cities across the United States took part in Fishackathon’s first year. By its third year, Fishackathon had expanded its reach to aquariums, tech hubs, and participants in more than 40 international cities. A veteran producer of blockbuster cause-hackathons with partners that include Facebook, Airbnb, and the UK and Canadian Governments, HackerNest has run tech community-building...

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The Importance of Dementia Awareness Among Technologists 0

The Importance of Dementia Awareness Among Technologists

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog

Our populations are aging. Our populations have always been aging, yes, but it’s no secret that as large numbers of people age – and, notably, live longer – our governments, communities, and healthcare providers need to evolve to suit these new realities. By and large, our hospitals and senior care facilities are not equipped to care for the amount of new patients who require services. Yes, there are care homes and facilities specifically for those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, however the cost of these options is sometimes, if not often, the barrier to receiving care. Additionally, rural and smaller communities often have incredibly well-trained staff, but dedicated care centres and facilities are often too far from family and community and are therefore not attractive options for those living with dementia. So, we face a dilemma – our healthcare infrastructure was not designed to manage this large a population (564,000 people in Canada are currently living with dementia) of people requiring such specific care. The focus, then, often becomes “How do we keep elderly people safe and comfortable in their homes for a longer period of time?” and “How do we provide an excellent standard of care to all those who need it, regardless of income/money or geography?” We think...

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HackerNest turns 6! 0

HackerNest turns 6!

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Blog

We’re super excited: 11.1.2017 marks 6 years of HackerNest. Happy birthday, everyone! Thank you for being part of our growing movement that builds local tech communities (globally). Your support, the camaraderie at our events, and the great collective you’ve helped us build compels us to do more. Organizers & Volunteers: The time and effort you’ve spent building stronger local ecosystems deserves the highest applause. Let’s keep rocking 2017 together. Sponsors: We truly appreciate your support for our local community events, hackathons, and other initiatives — thank you, thank you, and thank you. Community Partners: Thank you for sharing your channels and events to help spread the word on community. So awesome. Last but not least, props to our nimble HackerNest HQ Core Team and Advisory Board in Toronto and the US: thank you for fighting the good fight with us. Go team! Below are some HackerNest highlights — we did a lot in 2016, but not as much as we’ll do in 2017. Exciting times! Hope all is well with you and yours, Shaharris CEO, HackerNest ***************************************************** To see this full newsletter, click here.  ***************************************************** DementiaHack The world’s foremost dementia hackathon, presented by Facebook, championed by the UK Government, hosted at MaRS, and produced by HackerNest returns March 4-5, 2017. Hundreds will...

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HackerNest names energi PR as Agency of Record – Press Release 0

HackerNest names energi PR as Agency of Record – Press Release

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog

TORONTO, July 2, 2015 – energi PR has been selected as PR AOR for HackerNest, a nonprofit organization and movement that unites local technology communities around the world. Currently operating in 22 cities, HackerNest runs friendly community events and hackathons as part of its mission of economic development through technological proliferation. It is the largest technology community in Canada and is quickly growing in international popularity. “From the handful of uncannily insightful, promise-filled interactions we’ve had so far, I can already tell that future-Shaharris will have many, many reasons to high-five present-day-Shaharris for teaming up with energi PR,” states HackerNest Director, Shaharris Beh. “It is extremely validating, inspiring and humbling to know that HackerNest’s mission and convictions continue to attract such stellar, high-caliber partners. Of the many mistakes I know I’ll make in my lifetime, I’m glad to say this definitely isn’t one of them.” “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with HackerNest and their team of talented, socially-responsible and passionate associates,” says Esther Buchsbaum, President and Co-founder, energi PR. “They have an innovative business model and powerful platform and we are proud and excited to support them in realizing their vision.” energi PR will be responsible for establishing and driving the communications strategy on...

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