Hackathons: perfect for recruiting developers and technologists


Resume = dead tree Hackathon = live action Traditional recruiting tries to measure someone’s ability to perform work by how well they present on paper (resume) and in interviews. To make an analogy: it’s gauging someone’s running speed by how confidently they talk about it. A hackathon gives you a stopwatch. It’s a practical way to measure performance in a … Read More

U.S. Department of State – HackerNest Fishackathon Announcement


To see the U.S. Department of State’s original, full release, click here. The U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with HackerNest, a nonprofit organization and movement that builds local tech communities worldwide, to carry forward Fishackathon. First organized by S/GP to coincide with the “Our Ocean” conference in 2014, … Read More

Free Domains from Hover


The Hover team is gearing up to join everyone at the HackerNest Toronto Tech Social and we couldn’t be more excited! We are pumped to be surrounded by such a large community of creative and passionate people. Most importantly, we are looking forward to hearing your personal stories behind your projects and creations! Hover is a domain registration service that … Read More

CourtHack Returns, version 2.0. April 22-32, 2017


On the heels of CourtHack 2016’s success in Salt Lake City, HackerNest and the National Center for State Courts are partnering once again to bring you CourtHack 2.0! The event will take place April 22-23, 2017. This year, we’re in the tri-state area in New Brunswick, New Jersey at the New Jersey Law Center. Once again, carefully-curated challenge sets will … Read More

DementiaHack 2017 Winners!


Inspiring. Amazing. Brilliant. These are just a few of the words our attendees used to describe the third DementiaHack on March 4-5 in Toronto. At a completely sold out, standing room only event at MaRS Discovery District, over 300 participants forming more than 60 teams worked for two straight days to craft and create tech solutions to problems facing the … Read More

The Importance of Dementia Awareness Among Technologists


Our populations are aging. Our populations have always been aging, yes, but it’s no secret that as large numbers of people age – and, notably, live longer – our governments, communities, and healthcare providers need to evolve to suit these new realities. By and large, our hospitals and senior care facilities are not equipped to care for the amount of … Read More

Tech That Helps us Daily


Where would we be without technology, honestly? It’s managed to weave its way into every aspect of my life, and I don’t think I’d have it any other way. I’ve got apps that distract, organize, create, and connect. Technology is more than just something we use to amuse ourselves. It can really help our lives on a daily basis, and … Read More

January Tech Social Pictures


Probably one of the coolest things about us (and there’re so many cool things about us) is that a Tech Social is a Tech Social is a Tech Social. That is to say, no matter where in the world it takes place, the vibe is the same – great people, a nifty office somewhere, and awesome conversation. Oh, and an … Read More