1,000+ unpretentious tech events in 60+ cities connecting 85,000+ members. We connect truly supportive tech communities because nerds build better together.

Meet new pals. Like h4ck3rs. Hacks. Designerds. Data scienticians. Hardware engineerds. Developers. Venture ¢apitalist$. Venture communists. Entreprenerds. Killer robots. Sapiophiles. Social mediaphiles. Cloud network architects. Writers. Machine learning cyborgs. Artificially intelligent product managers. Accomplices.




Notoriously down-to-earth tech gatherings. Show up, grab a drink, chat up nerds. Easy. Notoriously down-to-earth tech gatherings for developers and other technologists who like sharing tech advice, punditry, and bad puns over friendly drinks. Nonprofit and agenda-free, we unite the city's tech and innovation community.




73.4% have formal tech training.

Show up, grab a drink, chat up other nerds and pleasant people who actually get you - developers, designers, marketers, founders, and everyone in between. Easy. Read more about Tech Socials.

Actual survey responses and typical Tech Social experiences:

“Found a job”

“Met my co-founder”

“Met someone I eventually hired”

“Got help to solve my security assignment”

“Met some of my best friends in the industry”

“Got a job! Went on the slide at the Masonic temple!”

“Met unpretentious people who genuinely love what they do”

“It was amazing! Learned a lot from people, and everyone is super friendly!”


We’ve had great success sponsoring HackerNest. We get a good volume of people signing up from the Tech Socials, but the icing on the cake is the fact that we hired at least 3 people from one event last year!        -- Anton Mamine; Acquisition Specialist, Hover

At HackerNest Tech Socials, you can have open and honest discussion with anyone without having to worry about their motives. We often drift from technical topics and end up discussing the personal thoughts and feelings that are on the minds of the community. You don't get that elsewhere. HackerNest fills that niche missing from all the other tech events. I'm enamoured by the work that you guys do. You’re doing an excellent job at fulfilling your mission.        -- survey feedback from Michael O., Tech Social attendee



Endorsement from companies and governments help keep our movement alive and supports our mission of building and growing tech communities.


Local City Sponsorships

Get grassroots community reach, in-person engagement, and build your brand deep in local tech ecosystems with our moderately priced community sponsorships.


Host our events in your space!

Host a Tech Social - be central (literally) to a Tech Social in your city. Limited events over the year, so it’s a bit special! Easy setup, the community will absorb your vibe, and your team will have fun. Win all around.


Marketing campaigns to techies

Reach entire regions of our technologists with more dedicated messaging - our exclusive marketing campaigns reach people with cleverly crafted and impactful messaging.


Elite Meets

Gather small, ultra-curated groups of expert professionals for invite-only events centered around a specific role or function in your organization. Exclusive sole-sponsors choose ideal guests from a pool of passionate applicants. Share your company culture and hospitality; fostering strong relationships with seasoned and talented professionals.

The British Consulate-General in Toronto has collaborated on a number of high-impact tech events and campaigns with HackerNest. Their tech, social science, and community savvy, coupled with their global platform, enabled the British Government to deliver innovative outcomes in dementia research and cooperation between Toronto, London, and other global cities.        -- Kevin McGurgan, OBE; British Consul-General Toronto, UK Government

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