ABOUT USNow Canada's largest tech meetups, and growing internationally, eh.RSVP to get a nametag.ÿThis is important, because people without nametags aren't even really people. There, we said it. :)ÿCheck us out >>>Facebookÿ|ÿTwitter HackerNestÿis an international nonprofit community movement focused on building supportive Silicon Valley like tech communities in every city - strengthening local tech ecosystems globally through unpretentious social events andÿhackathons. We?re nurturing cohesiveÿcommunitiesÿtoday to empower them with more relevant and accessible peer-based tech education tomorrow.Connecting people is awesome.ÿAnd community good breeds fab karma.We cram smart, accomplished people into a room with free beer. Our relaxed, down-to-earthÿTech Socialsÿare now Canada?s largest tech meetups.Our membershipÿ- diverse and highly technical. Developers, designers, engineers, social media/business folk, entrepreneurs, investors, etc. regularly gather to socialize, talk tech, maybe hear speakers or watch demos, and meet future co-founders, employees, funders, and friends. Strict no-douchebagÿpolicy.Global.ÿWe want an international network of HackerNest ?splinter cells? to pop up everywhere ? from underserved cities to high-growth innovation centers ? to rescue nerds from isolated basements, offices, and code tunnel vision.We love hardcore nerdcore.ÿTech folks, tech events, tech love.ÿOur formula:ÿlaid back atmosphere + free drinks + brilliant peopleÿ= fireworksWe're notÿscienticians, but the formula seems to work: we became Canada's largest tech meetups in a year, before even leaving Toronto. Today we have "splinter cells" in multiple cities internationally.Our goal is to complement and strengthen existing nerd ecosystems ? we come in peace.This isn't a business; nobody owns HackerNest.ÿConceptually, it is the ideal of a strong and supportive tech community - pretty much anyone that isn't a jerk can be a part of it.Interested in running HackerNest in your city?ÿTake a look at theÿFAQ.---->---Whoa, longest descriptions evaaar. Need more? Here's someÿanswers.ÿDon't forget to check us out >>>ÿFacebookÿ|ÿTwitter---->---Here's more pictures of our Tech Socials and hackathons:********When:ÿPretty darned regularly. Check back!Format:ÿRelaxed. Hang, talk tech, occasionally a speaker, plot to take over the world, etc.Where:ÿUsually in the large private office of a tech company (have a venue?)At any given HackerNest meetup, you may find people who are:developing incredibly snazzy Ruby (most likely on Rails) applications - heady hardcore designer typesPHP/Perl/.NET/Python/django addicts - ...Fortran devs?! - looking for a tech/entrepreneur/new business story to cover - Objective-C experts and iPhone/iPad/Apple product pundits - engineers and managers and CTOs looking for co-founders to join their angel/VC-backed tech startup - looking to write articles/stories about the obscure/interesting/hilarious hacks you've pulled off - totally oblivious and just wandered in because they heard there was booze (!?) - building a top-secret app out of their basement that's going to change the way the world does X; like "Facebook for Squirrels" - scrambling to find a partner to work with on a well-paying contract that's just a wee bit too much workload for the anticipated deadline - heroes, because they're part of the burgeoning community that will reverse all this insane brain-drain - incredibly talented, smart, entrepreneurial go-getters who are absolutely dangerous to the status quo - pretty bloody interesting, because seriously, if they're coming out forÿdrinks ON A MONDAY (or Tuesday, or Wednesday) NIGHT... they've gotta be.Chances are, you'll fit right in if you're a(n):software or hardware hacker/h4ck3r (or maybe just a hack)coder/developer/programmer/brogrammerdesigner, UX-oriented, or just like making things prettybiotech/electrical/computer or basically any kind of engineernetwork/network/system/IT administratorfront/back-end specialistangel investordemon investorventure capitalistventure communisttech enthusiasttech/entrepreneur-oriented media/journalistOCD blogger/Tweeterbloodthirsty recruiter looking to poach developersinternet mogulnerd/geek/freak/tweakentrepreneurSEO/SEM prowriter/project manager/business analyst1337 individualetc., etc....and aren't a douchebag.