BY COMMUNITY, FOR COMMUNITY.
HackerNest’s tech communities are powered by volunteers around the world alongside a small, ultra-nimble coordinating HQ team.
We are better together.
Wherever technology booms, prosperity follows. Tech and innovation communities are the cornerstones of economic development that leads to people living healthier, happier lives. HackerNest came alive in 2011. On 11.1.11, we launched as a community-building event project with a coworking space in the west end of Toronto. Today we are a federal Canadian nonprofit (with a growing community of 100,000+ technologists) that has run over 1,200 events with sponsors and partners like Facebook, Amazon, Stanford, Harvard, local & federal governments, Dove, Deloitte, Airbnb, and more. What we do:
Run events that bring tech nerds and other community groups together into supportive communities. Help organizations find the right expert tech talent, and vice versa. Teach people and teams to run more worthwhile, better hackathons so their organizations, products, and services can have greater impact. Advise social enterprises, nonprofits, charities on infrastructure & scaling-up while staying on mission. Getting innovators and collaborators to find each other.
Notable past projects tackling United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
DementiaHack, then the largest Alzheimer's and dementia awareness hackathon series with Facebook, federal governments, and major tech companies as headline sponsors. // Global Fishackathon series tackling sustainable fisheries & oceans conservation in dozens of cities alongside the U.S. Department of State and consulates/embassies around the world. // Access to courts & justice with the National Center for State Courts. // Diversity and equality issues in LGBTQi communities. // Income disparity dealing with federal and local open data for the White House’s Opportunity project spearheaded by the Obama administration. // Special Consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.