Join us on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Abbey as we celebrate FOUR YEARS of thinking and drinking. The evening will feature new talks, games**, prizes, and everything you love about Nerd Nite Orlando.
Nerd Nite, formed in 2003, 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. Nerd Nite currently operates in over 106 cities around the world.
Nerd Nite was brought to Orlando on March 13, 2013 by Josh Manning and monthly events are organized and hosted by Ricardo Williams. Live Nerd Nite presentations in Orlando are always the second Thursday of every month.
WHERE: the Abbey, 100 S Eola Dr #100, Orlando, FL 32801
WHEN: Thursday, March 9, 2017. Doors open at 6pm. Program begins at 7pm.
Guest speakers: Max Jackson, Amy Selikoff, and Joshua Walker
For questions, contact Ricardo at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Amazon Web Services Explained Through Politics and Shitty Pop Culture” by Joshua “TechDev” Walker
DESCRIPTION: Some people still think the Amazon is just a beautiful forest and the cloud is how Goku gets to his fights. Josh will push past the Silicon Valley Bullshit and explain Amazon’s prized ecosystem Amazon Web Services through a combination of Politics and mind numbing Pop Culture.
BIO: Joshua “TechDev” Walker is an Honorable Vet Turned Tech, Passionate About AWS, Programming, Data Science and People
“Amendments: Using the Constitution to Fight the Apocalypse” by Amy Selikoff
DESCRIPTION: Amendments? What are they? Is that something for smart people to know? Will this help you survive the zombie apocalypse? Possibly. Get ready for this crash course into all 27 amendments and the process for creating more in the face of the impending implosion of our democracy.
BIO: Amy Selikoff has taught social studies to 7th graders for 12 years. Her life goal is to learn everything there is to learn about anything there is to learn about. And travel the world.
“Automatic Robot Scientists” by Max Jackson
DESCRIPTION: Are the jobs of scientists safe from being replaced by automation? Can robots design experiments, work around errors, and interpret data? What will we do if we can outsource our ability to make sense of the world? All of these questions will be explored and more, from the beginnings of human inquiry to today, concluding with what the future will likely hold for all of us.
BIO: Max Jackson is a research associate at the Hybrid Systems Lab at the UCF Nanoscience Center. He is also a tech journalist covering major events and trends in the Orlando area. His hobbies include reading, writing, and democratic-socialist organizing.
** We will also be hosting a dry t-shirt contest. All you need to compete is wear your nerdiest shirt.