Working on streamlining. In the meantime, we have this lovely page. Learn about joining our team, volunteering at our Tech Socials, and being an Organizer. You’ll meet and work with the folks that keep us running, get backstage access to stuff & our growing international team, and everyone will know you who are at Tech Socials!
HackerNest is growing in every single way possible. Ergo, our need for exceptionally talented folk with massive organizational skills and out-of-this-world initiative is at an all time high. Key things to note if you’re considering working with us:
HackerNest community events are in addition to what you’re already doing. Our city team members mostly have a job or two, multiple projects on the go, and are very driven; their involvement with a community organization like ours is because of their passion for community building.
Resourcefulness, versatility, and deadline-oriented. We strive for finesse with a strong emphasis on time-to-market in all that we do. With that in mind, self-motivated multi-taskers who can switch gears pretty damned fast tend to work well with us.
3 to 5 hours a week. For city organizers and volunteers, and for some of the current functional roles, we generally require a commitment of 3 to 5 hours a week, typically remote with periodic conference calls and collaborative working sessions.
Team up! Where possible, we prefer a team-based approach. We tend to work well with others – you should be able to too. Inter-team love, totally rad.
Tech savvy. Must not be afraid of Google Drive, Dropbox, Skype, Basecamp, or any other collaboration tools that the instawebs have blessed us with.
Volunteers help things go smooth. In general, you spend 50% of your time helping at assigned stations and monitoring the room for empties, garbage, etc. The remainder of the time, you’re a regular attendee – that means have drinks, mingle, and relax! You’ll recognize Volunteers and Organizers at our Tech Socials – they’ll have HackerNest-branded lanyards and nametags. Check our FAQ.
Onsite Volunteers contribute their time on the event day to help with setting up, keeping things running during the event, and cleaning up afterwards.
Our Planning Volunteers help with Tech Social planning, specific functions, deliverables or otherwise and are able to contribute more time and resources outside of the event day. Helping with planning is an awesome and fun way for folks to help build communities in the fashion that we do, and are definitely our first choices to join the core City Organizing team.
Becoming an Organizer
You’ve hit up a couple of Tech Socials, met some chill Organizers, perhaps even have been volunteering on the event days. Or you heard about us through the grapevine. Then you read up on what joining us entails, how it benefits you, how it helps us. Your character and skill stack – equally compelling. Either way, you think its something you could take on. Awesome. Here’s two situations you’re typically in:
If there’s a fit, we want you forever (or a very long time!). City Organizers typically agree to help run a city for a year or so (about 4 or 6 events a calendar year). After that, if event planning is your thing – then rock on and keep powering your city. If not, helping us with international growth could be something to consider.
For something more functionally aligned, your city-experience will give you the experience and knowledge to affect significant change, be it sponsorship outreach, global operations, brand and marketing, website administration, audience development, or some not-so-top-secret project we’re working on.
Alright, enough for now…submit your application below. 🙂