Nerd Nite Orlando: Ranked Choice Voting, Awesome Dinosaurs, and 5 Years Without Drinking!

Speakers include:
Eliza Harris Juliano
Jimmy Waldron
Max Jackson

Hosted by Ricardo Williams
ricardo.williams@nerdnite.com

Thursday, August 12, 2021 @ 7pm
Stardust Video & Coffee
1842 Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL 32803

PRESENTATION #1: “How Would Yoda Vote?” by Eliza Harris Juliano

Eliza is the Director of Urbanism at Canin Associates, where she helps communities and developers build and rebuild neighborhoods where walking or biking to run an errand or go to school is a safe and pleasant experience.

PRESENTATION #2: “The Most Awesome Dinosaurs You’ve Never Heard Of” by Jimmy Waldron

Meet six incredible and bizarre dinosaurs that changed everything for paleontology—and not even your kids know their names! 


Jimmy Waldron is the host and creator of Dinosaurs Will Always Be Awesome, on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts.  In DWABA, Jimmy and his cohost Kat meet scientists, artists, and researchers around the world to tell the stories behind the bones of your favorite dinosaurs. Soon, you can see Jimmy on Conan O’Brien’s podcast – “Conan Needs a Friend”.  This is Jimmy’s third talk with Nerd Nite Orlando, and it’s going to be awesome! 

PRESENTATION#3: “What I Learned From 5 Years Without Drinking” by Max Jackson

For some people alcohol is a fun vacation from an otherwise-okay baseline state of mind. For others, like me, alcohol can become a coping mechanism or a crutch, or something even worse. It took a lot of trial and error for me to figure that out, until on August 13th 2016 I quit drinking for good. Everything about my life has changed since then as a result, and I’ve learned a lot that I think is really worth talking about. Do I think everyone should quit drinking? (Nope). Do you need to get religion to quit drinking? (It’s fine if you do, but also nope). Have I learned some things that I think can help make anyone more resilient and compassionate in their lives? (Absolutely).

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