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 d igital 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.