July Tech Social in Toronto – Hello government!


This past Monday saw HackerNest’s return to the Foundery (massive kudos to Ashley, the very definition of awesome) for the July Tech Social. Last time we gathered here, HackerNest founder Shaharris actually had hair.

It was an honour to have Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly join us for the evening. The folks at City Hall have started to take notice of our growing gang of tech misfits. He thanked HN for its commitment to fostering connections and bringing together folks dedicated to seeing this community grow. In a surprising twist, we were presented with a scroll from the city recognizing our contribution to tech in Toronto. A scroll. Wow.


At the Tech Social, Shaharris shared HN’s plans for the next little while. Here’s what’s coming:

  • DementiaHack, coming Sept. 12-14, will be produced in collaboration with the British Consulate both in Toronto and London, England. This hackathon will bring together the brightest minds in dementia management, patient care, and healthcare technology. Read more.
  • Learn.HackerNest.com – a marketplace for peer-based, in-real-life workshops, is now in live, free-beta. (Shameless plug >> sign-up here to run a workshop!)
  • A technical job fair, connecting talented talent, comes in November – stay tuned for details, coming soon.

The warm, sunny night shared with friendly faces and fellow tech nerds is just another testament to the strength of our community here. We’re humbled that month after month we congregate and plant the seeds for the Toronto’s tech future, all laid-back and unpretentious!

If you missed us this time, make sure to RSVP for next month’s tech social on August 25 at Project: OWL.