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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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Closing 2014, unraveling 2015. 0

Closing 2014, unraveling 2015.

Posted by on Dec 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Thank you all for being part of HackerNest, and a big hand to our tireless Organizers/Volunteers who produce these events for the community. The last Tech Socials for 2014 have come to a close. We’ve had a great turnout and it is all thanks to you! Hope everyone had fun, made some new friends and enjoyed the drinks. We closed 2014 with events in Waterloo, NYC, Dallas, Tbilisi, Manchester, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Nis. 2015 kicks-off with Tech Socials in Waterloo, NYC, Kuala Lumpur, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Dallas, Montreal, Manchester, and Nis. Every single one build authentic, in-real-life community. We admire our organizing teams for the passion they infuse into their respective ecosystems. Go here to find an event near you. Haven’t been to a Tech Social à la HackerNest? Check the video. Meantime, stay tuned on HN’s goings on: Twitter...

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DementiaHack: Don’t build for the prize, build for the person 0

DementiaHack: Don’t build for the prize, build for the person

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Blog

And then there was DementiaHack. Produced by HackerNest and the British Consulate General, this healthcare hackathon ran simultaneously in Toronto, Canada and London, UK, on the long weekend of Sept 12-14, 2014. Event links: #London> http://hckrn.st/DHLondon + #Toronto>http://hckrn.st/DementiaHack Little did we know that a quick round of coffee this summer would evolve into a hackathon with lifechanging merits for all involved. Folks were very impressed with the prototypes that emerged – unsurprising considering there were more PhDs and tech geniuses involved in the hackathon than anyone knew what to do with. The teams that won absolutely deserved to win; we’re happy to have them represent the success of DementiaHack. #DementiaHack Winner @careumbrella Prizing/Demos from @UKHealthTech @linode @hackinghealthca @mobilemedTO pic.twitter.com/3nGLfEG7Cq — HackerNest (@HackerNest) September 18, 2014 — HackerNest (@HackerNest) September 18, 2014 We can all be proud of the fact that we contributed to something beautiful last weekend – supporting the development of projects that are really going to help people living with dementia and their caregivers.  WINNERS: (Grand Prize) CareUmbrella   A simple system that allow persons living with dementia to maintain their independence by continuing to engage in their environments.  Introducing Care Umbrella, last weekend’s #DementiaHack hackathon Grand Prize winners! This team will get 4 years of free Linode...

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