U.S. Department of State – HackerNest Fishackathon Announcement

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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, … Read More

CourtHack Returns, version 2.0. April 22-32, 2017

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On the heels of CourtHack 2016’s success in Salt Lake City, HackerNest and the National Center for State Courts are partnering once again to bring you CourtHack 2.0! The event will take place April 22-23, 2017. This year, we’re in the tri-state area in New Brunswick, New Jersey at the New Jersey Law Center. Once again, carefully-curated challenge sets will … Read More

DementiaHack 2017 Winners!

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Inspiring. Amazing. Brilliant. These are just a few of the words our attendees used to describe the third DementiaHack on March 4-5 in Toronto. At a completely sold out, standing room only event at MaRS Discovery District, over 300 participants forming more than 60 teams worked for two straight days to craft and create tech solutions to problems facing the … Read More

The Importance of Dementia Awareness Among Technologists

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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 … Read More

Tech That Helps us Daily

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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 … Read More

January Tech Social Pictures

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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 … Read More

The Flatiron School and HackerNest Web Development Scholarship

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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: 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 … Read More

RBC Sponsors HackerNest Throughout North America

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Starting January 2017, we are thrilled to announce a partnership between RBC and HackerNest to promote over 16 cities in North America. “We’re proud that RBC – a huge household name – is sponsoring HackerNest across North America,” says Shaharris Beh, CEO of HackerNest. By sponsoring these communities, RBC helps further the HackerNest mission of economic development through technology. We’re … Read More

HackerNest turns 6!

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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 … Read More