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HackerNest Manchester

HackerNest is a grassroots nonprofit organisation that runs unpretentious community events and epic, meaningful, universally-acclaimed hackathons. Our mission is economic development through technological proliferation.

Connecting people is awesome. And community good breeds fab karma. We cram smart, accomplished techies into a room, often with free drinks. Our relaxed, down-to-earth Tech Socials are now Canada’s largest tech meetups and growing quite quickly internationally. Our membership is diverse and highly technical. Developers, designers, engineers, social media/business folk, entrepreneurs, investors, etc. regularly gather to socialize, talk tech, hear the occasional speaker or watch a demo, and meet future co-founders, employees, funders, and friends.

Our formula: laid back atmosphere + free drinks + brilliant people = fireworks. We’re not scienticians, but this seems to work. We became Canada’s largest tech meetups in a year, before even leaving Toronto. Today we have “splinter cells” in multiple cities internationally. Our goal is to complement and strengthen existing nerd ecosystems – we come in peace. We hail the ideal of a strong and supportive tech community – pretty much anyone that isn’t a jerk can be a part of it, so we have a strict no-scuzzbag policy.

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