HackerNest: Non-dirtbag Tech Events
900+ tech events in 60+ cities connecting 85,000+ members with tech nerd friends and teams. Our Tech Socials build truly supportive tech communities so we can save the world together.
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.
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!”
The best damn 'not quite' recruiting event you've never heard of.
These are small, invite-only 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 for 8 years with partners like Facebook, Amazon, Dove, Deloitte, the Canadian/UK/US governments, and others. We've also talked countless companies out of running hackathons they wouldn't benefit from, saving truckloads in cash and effort. Let's chat if you're looking for better ways to innovate.