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Nerd Nite is Coming Downtown For the Summer


Join us on Thursday, June 14th for a special happy hour event at Purple, Rock, Scissors in downtown Orlando.

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.

WHERE: 189 S Orange Ave #2020, Orlando, FL 32801
WHEN: Thursday, June 14th

Happy hour begins at 5pm (Come on in anytime after 5, we’ll be playing games and drinking)
Program begins at 6:30pm.

This is a FREE event. We only accept donations.
Make a contribution here.

Guest speakers include:
Saffiyah Johnson
Michele G Moss
Brittany Vincente

Hosted by Ricardo Williams

PRESENTATION #1: “Why I Love IP!: How Childish Curiosity, An 80s Love Song, and An Unlikely Duet Turned Me Into an IP (Intellectual Property) Lawyer” by Michele G Moss

A discussion of copyright law as it relates to music. The audience will learn how copyright law determines authorship of songs; the difference between sound recordings and musical compositions and why copyright registration matters to artists, producers, and lyricists.

Michele Moss has been in practice for over 14 years and has extensive experience in civil trial and litigation in Florida state and Federal courts. Ms. Moss’s intellectual property litigation practice includes claims involving copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement, claims of internet trespass, defamation and civil liability for online content. Ms. Moss’s computer and internet law practice includes the preparation of website terms of use, privacy policies, computer/internet usage policies, End User License Agreements (EULAs) and claims arising from data breach incidents.

PRESENTATION #2: “volunTELLing: the story behind your volunteers” by Saffiyah Johnson

The audience will learn the internal and external motivations of why people volunteer. The audience will also learn how organizations can develop and retain volunteers and how volunteers can master useful experiences at volunteer organizations.

Saffiyah “Saffy” Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Florida. During her professional career, Ms. Johnson has worked with various populations in leadership roles and has also participated in a variety of organizations. Ms. Johnson is the current Chair of the Orange County Children’s Cabinet and the Chair for the NASW-FL Central Florida Unit.

PRESENTATION #3: “Going Beyond ‘Fun’: The Role of Human Motivation in Video Game Design” by Brittany Vincente

Why do players put hundreds of hours into some video games but not others? In this talk, we’ll explore the leading theory of human motivation, Self Determination Theory, and how its application in game design results in games that are not only enjoyable to play but sustain engagement over time.

Brittany has a background in social psychology research and is currently Research Manager at Immersyve, Inc., the world’s leading research and consulting firm on improving motivation and sustained engagement. With Immersyve for over four years, she has been the operational coordinator for hundreds of gaming studies in the mobile, console and PC space. As a gamer, she has eclectic taste in genres and has a current obsession with Marvel Contest of Champions and Fortnite: Battle Royale.

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What is Nerd Nite???

Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining and educational presentations. Speakers present for 15 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.

Nerd Nite operates in over a hundred cities around the world and launched in Orlando on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Nerd Nite is a great way to connect with an engaged audience. Contact Ricardo, ricardo.williams@nerdnite.com for 2019 sponsorship details and special event opportunities.

If you are interested in being a speaker at a Nerd Nite Orlando event, please be so kind as to fill out this form.

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