HackerNest Toronto February Tech Social

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Monday, February 27, 2017, 8:00 PM
Acme Works

**** Special DementiaHack Team Matching Tech Social ****

Registration is closing March 1st for DementiaHack, the world’s foremost dementia hackathon! Find a team here and all official info here.


HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People. 

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, hi-5 us in person!

The typical Tech Social agenda:  

• folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize  
• quick announcements, thank sponsors
DementiaHack Team Matching! ****
• back to chatting  
• head home, exhilarated from great conversations!  

**** DementiaHack team leaders: you have 60 seconds to pitch. Include your team name, the Challenge Set you’re competing in, the basic idea of your project, which team members you have, and which team members you need. Talk fast.


HackerNest Tech Socials are Entry by Donation – any amount appreciated, but $10 is suggested. No amount is too little! If a cash donation is too restrictive, please join us anyway – just let us know at the door.




RBC recently launched RBC Research, a team which supports RBC’s innovation strategy through fundamental scientific study and exploration in machine learning theory and applications with the goal of developing state-of-the-art financial technologies. RBC is also an active contributor to the Canadian innovation ecosystem, including working with organizations like HackerNest, the C100 and as a founding partner of NextAI, a global innovation program for artificial intelligence related ventures. 

HackerNest is proud to have RBC as our first North American continental sponsor!

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Specializing in cloud and internet infrastructure, OVH offers innovative Web, Dedicated and Cloud products and services. Since 1999, OVH has partnered with hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide, offering server manufacturing and in-house maintenance of their infrastructure. OVH ensures stable and reliable product and service offerings across all brands, while providing the best price quality ratio. Learn more at ovh.com and on Twitter.

Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer, and be the launchpad for your career.  With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors who view coding as the ultimate craft, you’ll join the ranks of over 500 developers in the Lighthouse Labs community. Winter cohorts are filling up, apply now!


LoyaltyOne is a global leader in the design and implementation of coalition loyalty programs, customer analytics and loyalty services for Fortune 1000 clients around the world. LoyaltyOne has over 20 years history leveraging data-driven insights to develop and operate some of the world’s most effective loyalty programs and customer-centric solutions. 

StartUp HERE Toronto 



StartUp HERE Toronto celebrates Toronto’s innovation community. 

Much love to our tremendous DementiaHack sponsors:


Brainstation is powering the next generation of creators. Learn technology, design, product and marketing skills, in-person.



Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed. That’s their mission, their mantra, their reason for being. Everything they do ties back to collaboration and helping—values that run deep in their organization.

Bayshore Healthcare


For over 50 years, Bayshore HealthCare has been enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes or in a care facility. They offer a wide range of home and community health care services through more than 70 locations across Canada.


The only CRM recommended by Google. It is a simple, smart and easy to use CRM platform that helps you manage your data, streamline and scale sales processes, and get actionable insights, so you can sell more, faster. 

Sponsors make this growing movement possible, so we treasure and build deep, long-term relationships with the companies that endorse us. We’re always looking for new friends! Please email [email protected]


Acme Works


We’re on the lookout for easy to access offices with space that can fit our audience (100+ people, standing-room only). Please email [email protected] if you’d like to host a Tech Social!



Are you thinking about starting a business? Our partner organization, Clausehound.com, has shared a blog post that outlines the legal steps entrepreneurs should take when starting a venture. It is an important read for any startup that wants to start their business off on the right foot.


Get your React refresher for only $149 with #FITCSpotlight March 4th! Plus save 10% with code HACKERNEST! http://fitc.ca/event/spotlightreact/

Dx3 is Canada’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to digital marketing, advertising and retail. Brands, agencies, retailers and tech companies get together for two days of networking and education. Use code Dx3HACKER425 to get your ticket for $425! https://goo.gl/N099zQ

Venture Out is Canada’s first conference for LGBTQA+ students interested in careers in tech and entrepreneurship. March 27th at MaRS. Snag your ticket using discount code HACKERNEST. http://www.ventureout.ca/ 

About Us:

HackerNest is an international nonprofit uniting local tech communities through unpretentious Tech Socials and hackathons. We cram lots of smart, accomplished people into a room and get them talking to one another. Our relaxed, down-to-earth events attract a diverse and highly technical membership. Strict ‘no-scuzzbag’ policy.

Want to volunteer at our HackerNest Tech Socials? Visit http://hackernest.com/volunteer/ for more information and to apply!

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