• HackerNest hosts the tech industry's most diverse events

    Hey. How you doin?

  • there are no dirtbags at tech socials only friendly people

    Everyone's quirky. Yes, you'll fit.

  • diverse nerds having a fun meetup at a HackerNest tech social

    Eyepatch guy survived a plane crash. Total badass.

  • an epic tech event with Toronto's mayor at city hall

    You can do it. Be strong.

  • women feature prominently at our inclusive tech social events

    Do or do not. There is no spoon.

  • hardware hackathon team demos their wearable device

    Zombie apocalypse? Ready.

HackerNest: Non-dirtbag Tech Events

We've run 900+ tech events in 60+ cities (at Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, etc.) connecting 85,000+ members with tech nerd friends and teams. Why? So we can save the world together. Unpretentious Tech Socials unite truly supportive local tech communities.


You'll 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.


Tech Socials

Notoriously down-to-earth gatherings that unite truly supportive nerds.





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!”


Elite Meets

The best damn 'not quite' recruiting event you've never heard of.

These are small, invite-on
ly dinners with an Elite Sponsor. We pack a table with badass high-performers and spend the evening sharing best practices and building really strong relationships. Join a city to get alerts. Interested sponsors, please connect.


Epic Hackathons & Innovation Events

Of our 900+ past events, we're proudest of the DementiaHack series.


"Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to  have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world's foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team."

DementiaHack Chair Jordan Banks
Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram



We've run hackathons and innovation events with partners including Facebook, Amazon, Harvard, Dove, Deloitte, the Canadian/UK/US governments, hospitals, banks, law firms, and others for nearly a decade. We've also talked countless companies out of running hackathons they wouldn't benefit from, saving them hundreds of thousands. There are smarter ways to innovate. We can help. Let's chat.