Posts by sheena

Tech That Helps us Daily

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog

Where would we be without technology, honestly? It’s managed to weave its way into every aspect of my life, and I don’t think I’d have it any other way. I’ve got apps that distract, organize, create, and connect. Technology is more than just something we use to amuse ourselves. It can really help our lives on a daily basis, and has changed the way we interact with other people, yes, but also with our work and education. Tech can do good, and if we can use it effectively, we have the potential to change the world on a pretty grand scale. Why not start with ourselves? Innovation is said to have diminishing growth potential, which means that the more you innovate, the less potential for a product to innovate further. Once a product takes zero time and has zero cost, room for innovation on the product ends. That sounds horrible! I think we need to see this more as an opportunity than an ending. We have the potential to help others, and as long as that desire is real, there will be need for innovation. On that note, have you registered for DementiaHack yet? 😉 I thought it would be neat to highlight three great apps that help me in...

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January Tech Social Pictures

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Blog

Probably one of the coolest things about us (and there’re so many cool things about us) is that a Tech Social is a Tech Social is a Tech Social. That is to say, no matter where in the world it takes place, the vibe is the same – great people, a nifty office somewhere, and awesome conversation. Oh, and an occasional beverage or slice of pizza. 😉 But a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Check it out! Toronto Kitchener-Waterloo Boston Ottawa Vancouver Have an awesome pic from a Tech Social you want to share with us? Email [email protected] and be sure to let us know where you took...

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The Flatiron School and HackerNest Web Development Scholarship 0

The Flatiron School and HackerNest Web Development Scholarship

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Blog

Exciting announcement for those interested in learning to code! We’ve partnered with the Flatiron School, an outcomes-focused coding bootcamp, to offer one full scholarship and nine 50% scholarships to their Online Web Developer Program! Here are the details: One scholarship recipient will receive a full scholarship. Monthly tuition of $1500 $750 with financing available for 9 finalist scholarship recipients. Get your questions answered in real-time by our instructional team. Direct feedback from instructors via code reviews and 1:1 project critiques. Job Guarantee, plus comprehensive Career Coaching, for students in the U.S. 800+ hours of rigorous coursework proven to get students jobs as developers. Learn at your own pace on our community-driven Online Campus, Learn.co. If it sounds too good to be true, we’ve got news for you: It isn’t! Any member of HackerNest’s community is eligible to apply. All you’ve got to do is fill out this simple application! Applications will be accepted until February 9th. Good luck!...

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Developer 30 Under 30 Awards

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Blog

If you’re familiar with HackerNest’s local tech communities (of course you are! You’re here, aren’t you?) you probably know a lot of really awesome developers doing cool things in your city. With Canada’s surge in innovation and startup culture, there are so many amazing people working on projects which deserve more attention than they get! Now’s your chance to give a friend or coworker some adoration for the things they create. To solve this problem – the lack of recognition for Canada’s exceptional developers – Plastic Mobile’s CEO Sep Seyedi has created the inaugural Developer 30 Under 30 Awards! This fantastic initiative aims to identify and award the top 30 Developers from across the country, and will be announced in April, 2017. Winners will be chosen by a panel of expert judges from organizations including RBC, Holt Renfrew, TD, and Kijiji. “We rely on software every single day – from communicating with each other to getting around, at work, for fun – even to wake up on time. What would we do without it? We believe it’s time to celebrate these contributions and recognize the amazing talent moving our world forward,” states Seyedi. Aside: On the subject of daily software, we recently started using ProsperWorks, the only CRM recommended by Google....

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Holiday Care Drive

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Blog, Toronto

Toronto is our home base, location of our head office and the first ever Tech Social, and the city in which most of HackerNest’s staff lives and plays. We love our home – even when it’s freezing! – and so many things about it. As everyone knows, a major problem in most urban centers is poverty and homelessness; it exists everywhere and many folks want to help, but don’t know how to get started. This holiday season, we’ve teamed up with Lighthouse Labs to collect donations for WoodGreen Community Services. This local organization serves 37,000 people per year in Toronto, creating new paths of opportunity for Torontonians. We’ll be putting together stockings full of necessities, and WoodGreen Community Services will deliver them to those who need a little help. If you’re joining us at the HackerNest Toronto Tech Social this Monday at Info-Tech, bring along a donation to help someone in need! We’ll have a collection bin near registration, and we’re counting on our amazing HackerNest Toronto community members (that’s you!) to make a small donation of some of the following items. Personal care products (toothbrush/paste, shampoo, body wash, chapstick) • Feminine hygiene products • Cough drops • Deodorant • Hats • Socks • Mittens • Hand sanitizer •...

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