Q: What are Tech Social events all about? Who attends? Why?
TL; DR: meet friendly tech nerds, drinks on the house, sometimes free pizza, ultra chill, no dirtbags.
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Who attends? Folks from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, all the big banks, all the little banks, Amazon, etc. If you like chatting up interesting people, you should 100% come hang. Always a great group:
This is the fun way to connect with the -actual- tech community. Down-to-earth and friendly: you show up, make friends, hear from quality people. Easy. We're mostly tech folk, but all nice people are welcome. First timer? Expect this (short video).
"HackerNest feels like coming home"
- Tech Social attendees everywhere
||► RUNDOWN / AGENDA
7:00pm - register, get drink, chat up interesting people
7:40pm - announcements, SuperConnect*
7:55pm - more delightful conversations
9:59pm - retrieve Amulet of Yendor, high five volunteers, ciao
* SuperConnect gives you 10 seconds to share who you are, who you wanna meet, and one thing you care about. It's simple, quick, and low-stress (yay introverts!). Participation is optional, feedback is universally positive. Come early, don't miss out! Check this one time we had to go outside, because all-the-people:
Example: "Hi, I'm Pepito. I do DevOps at Future Shop and wanna find a cofounder for my artificial-crypto-learning app for chihuahuas. Why? Because I freaking love chihuahuas."
Got friends in tech who'd be interested? Bring them along. Tech Socials are even more fun with friends. Everything is better together. :)
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Support our grassroots movement, consider helping at the event (we wrote a short blog post on why you should volunteer). Or just skip to seeing what volunteering involves, then fill out the short application. Easy!
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||► ABOUT US
HackerNest connects truly supportive tech communities because nerds build better together. helps local tech get discovered, and promotes social good around the world. We run unpretentious tech and innovation events that helps local tech (and people) get discovered, promote humanitarian social good, and encourage economic prosperity.