Next Live Event:
“Nerd Nite Orlando LIV: Constructed Languages, Sneakernomics, & LEGOs” on August 10th

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Join us on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Geek Easy for another evening of thinking and drinking.

SIGN UP HERE: http://www.ticketbase.com/events/nerd-nite-orlando-liv-constructed-languages-sneakernomics-le

Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations– all while the audience drinks along in a casual atmosphere. Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject, often in an uncanny and unconventional way. Following each presentation is a brief Q&A with the audience.

Guest speakers: Giovanni Bravo-Ruiz, Kevin “Aquanza” Cadogan, and Josh Murdock

Hosted by Ricardo Williams
For any questions, contact Ricardo at ricardo.williams@nerdnite.com

WHERE: The Geek Easy, 114 S Semoran Blvd #6, Winter Park, FL 32792
WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 2017 Doors open at 6pm. Program starts at 7pm

PRESENTATION #1:
“Constructed Languages; An Introduction to the World of ConLangs” by Giovanni Bravo-Ruiz

Giovanni, a Puerto Rican native who majored in Modern Languages and Literature thinking it would help him create new languages has an interesting affinity for constructed languages. Languages devised from the ground up like those 15 languages made by the exalted J.R.R. Tolkien for his many tales; like Esperanto, an intricate melange of languages created to ease communication between different countries; like Na’vi and Klingon in Avatar and Star Trek, giving voice to non-humans. Together we will explore some of these amazing artificial languages, their origins, their purpose and their enchanting mysteries.

PRESENTATION #2:
“Sneakernomics – The Untold Story” by Kevin “Aquanza” Cadogan

Sneakers have always served as a status symbol for inner city kids. Footwear, Kicks, tennis shoes… no matter what you call them the bottom line was always profit. The sneaker is now big business and the inner city kids who elevated the large name brands have found a way to capitalize on the growing market in their unique way. But at what cost? Profit over culture… dollars over art form… ? Sneakernomics, the unstopable business behind sneakers and the Sneaker Head culture that help fuel the lifestyle. Kevin “Aquanza” Cadogan is leading the charge for young writers in the Urban Fiction genre. He is a mentor, public speaker, visual journalist and humanitarian with a desire to promote the welfare of others.

PRESENTATION #3
“Brickology: LEGOs are more fun when you don’t step on them!” by Josh Murdock

Josh Murdock, known as Professor Josh, is an IT manager, instructional designer, professor, community organizer, blogger, and all around geek. He has been in higher education for over 20 years, including teaching educational technology and social networking currently at Valencia College for the last 13 years. He blogs about apps, gadgets, gizmos, startups, conferences, and tech tips at http://www.ProfessorJosh.com and works with his wife on a food blog http://www.eatmoreofit.com that will make you hungry. You might have seen his food photography (@eatmoreofit) or his love for LEGO and geekiness (@professorjosh) on both Twitter or Instagram. He continues to build a community around education, technology, blogging, and entrepreneurship as EdTech Orlando organizer, Startup Weekend Orlando organizer, and founding planning team member of FLBlogCon. His motto: Engage, Excite, Educate!

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Mark your calendars!
Below are the dates for all the monthly Nerd Nites occuring in 2017. Details coming soon and more special events will be added to the list in the coming weeks.

January 12, 2017
February 9, 2017
March 9, 2017
April 13, 2017
May 11, 2017
June 8, 2017
July 13, 2017
August 10, 2017
September 14, 2017
October 12, 2017
November 9, 2017
December 14, 2017

NEW TV SHOW:
Thursdays at 8:20pm on WUCF-TV. Season 1 premieres on June 29th

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On Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Abbey we celebrated the 4 year anniversary of Nerd Nite here in Orlando.

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Click here to see all the photos, courtesy of John French Photography.