HackerNest Toronto May Tech Social

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Monday, May 29, 2017, 8:00 PM

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. 

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The typical Tech Social agenda:  

– folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize  

– quick announcements, thank sponsors  

– back to chatting  

– head home, exhilarated from great conversations!  


Are you a developer, designer, or in another cool technical function, are looking to meet more people, learn more about hot tech companies, and see great ways to evolve your career? We have news – Another HackerNest Tech Job Fair comes back to Toronto on Saturday, May 27th. Don’t miss out – get your tickets here: hckrn.st/JF-2017-TO-May


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 is an active contributor to the Canadian innovation ecosystem, including working with organizations like TechToronto, the C100 and as a founding partner of NextAI, a global innovation program for artificial intelligence related ventures. 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. 

HackerNest is proud to have RBC as a North American sponsor!




Flipp Corporation is a Toronto-born technology company that is reinventing the weekly shopping experience – our mobile app, Flipp, was named the #1 retail flyer app in Canada. Flipp’s culture is an integral part of what has driven the company’s success and we abide by key principles that promote a high-trust environment. We are recipients of the Best Workplaces Award, and, as part of this, were awarded the special Camaraderie award. The survey results showed that 100% of employees voted that Flipp is a fun and friendly place to work where people care about each other. Learn more about our team culture here: https://corp.flipp.com/culture


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


Hover sticks to what they know (and do!) best: domains. They’ll help you take care of your domains and be out of the way when you’re on to whatever’s next. HackerNest happily hosts domains with Hover!

StartUp HERE Toronto 



StartUp HERE Toronto celebrates Toronto’s innovation community. 

Academy of VR


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. Apply now!

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]




“At Beau’s we have names, not titles. We brew using equal parts art and science. And we always have time for our friends.”  

Beau’s All Natural brews interesting, tasty beers using the best ingredients & local spring water. They take pride in creating unique, wonderful and certified organic craft beer, conceived with honest consideration for the environment and our local communities, and delivered with a true sense of friendly relationship. They are an award-winning, Canadian, family-run, organic, and independent brewery. 




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.



Are you interested in fast-tracking into the Virtual & Augmented Reality industries, leveling up your existing offering, or turning a corner into new ideas, networks and opportunities? Check out VRTO at Toronto’s Rogers Communications Center – June 24th-26th. Use promotional code VRTOhack2017 at checkout for 30% off all regular ticket types (or bonus discount during Early Bird pricing)!

Startup Grind

Startup Grind is bringing you a one of a kind opportunity to rub elbows with investors! Their next event is a pitch night at Telus on May 24th. Submit your application for a chance to pitch and register to mix and mingle with Toronto’s leading investors and entrepreneurs. Go grab your tix before it sells out!


Women who Hack!

Join Women Who Code Toronto and DEFCON Toronto on May 24 for Women Who Hack! Expect some exciting talks from our all female speaker line-up on cyber security talks, a 1 hour hacking competition, networking and free beverages! For more information: http://meetu.ps/38VTTX

Legal Tech Hackathon

North of 41 is hosting a hackathon together with their partners in the legal community on June 2nd-June 4th.  The theme is centred around artificial intelligence and its applicability in lowering legal fees.  Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. RSVP today! Space is limited with over 100 registrants already signed up, so RSVP today. 

Closing the Food Loop

Join us for a one-day ideas hackathon to work on solutions for a circular food economy locally and globally, with cash prizes for winning teams!  We will be working on new ideas, testing prototypes, products, and designs using transparent, open source methods. Get your early bird tickets today!

ICUBE Entrepreneurship Showcase featuring RBC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Looking to learn more about Brand and Strategy Management? Join us at the RBC Speaker Series on May 25th where we’re giving students the opportunity to meet and mingle with the best.

Register today



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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