You: Happy birthday, HackerNest!
HN: Awww, you remembered! <3
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HackerNest just turned 5!
(founded 11.1.11, incorporated 12.12.12)
Huge thanks to our organizers, sponsors, partners, volunteers, attendees, and of course, the adorable HackerNest team for helping push forward our mission of economic development through technological proliferation!
We want everyone to have the opportunity to get into tech so they can afford to be healthier and happier. Poverty eradication in our lifetimes, folks. This is real.
Some milestone-y stuff:
- our splinter cells have run events supporting tech ecosystems in 24 cities, 14 countries, and 5 continents so far
- DementiaHack Toronto 2015 was a great success - the world's foremost dementia hackathon: presented by Facebook and supported by the UK government, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (great CBC + Globe & Mail coverage, testimonials, video)
- we're over 30,000+ strong worldwide
- we gave out our first award
Tech Socials keep growing. We're producing CourtHack (Salt Lake City) with the National Center for State Courts in March with a US Supreme Court Justice on our judging panel! Rumors: DementiaHack, RefugeeHack, launch of the HackerNest Unite ecosystem, etc.
Thanks for sticking with us, folks. 5 years. 50% of a decade. 1,824 days. 157,593,600 seconds. Awesome.
In the immortal words of Bill S. Preston, Esq., "Be excellent to each other."