Based in Toronto, Canada and founded in 2011, HackerNest is a non-profit organization that runs unpretentious events that help people get tech jobs while simultaneously working to improve humanity and economic prosperity. They run social-cause hackathons and friendly community events in over 50 cities across 14 countries on 5 continents.
Backed by the US Department of State, Fishackathon aims to inspire the creation of digital solutions to address sustainable fisheries challenges. Overfishing and other serious problems harm marine environments and can devastate already-struggling, small-scale fishing communities, many of them in developing countries. Fishackathon brings together thousands of concerned designers, developers, and subject matter experts for a weekend to build practical tech solutions to endemic problems defined by the world’s most respected fisheries experts.