> Nerd Nite Returns on Oct. 11th With “Really Important” Event

Nerd Nite Returns on Oct. 11th With “Really Important” Event


Join us on Thursday, October 11th as we return to Stardust Video & Coffee in Audubon Park for an evening of thinking and drinking. This is REALLY important.

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.

Scottie Campbell
Cassandra Wilcox

Hosted by Ricardo Williams

THIS IS A FREE EVENT. We only accept donations.
Click here to sign up.

PRESENTATION #1: “The Future is Blue (Collar): What the Software Industry Can Teach Us About Meeting Growing Job Demands” by Cassandra Wilcox

This presentation will touch on the growing job demands and why your 4-year degree is worth even less than you think.

Cassandra Wilcox is a JavaScript developer and CEO at Code Hangar, a software development company that helps startups design, build, and launch amazing apps ASAP. She shares her passion for software development with the community as founder of the Orlando Lady Developers Group, and Founding Chapter Leader of Girl Develop It Orlando. She loves music, plays the banjo, and recently developed an addiction to the video game Fortnite.

PRESENTATION #2: “An Incomplete History of Queer America” by Scottie Campbell

The presentation will touch on 10 moments in LGBTQ+ American history that every person in the audience should know. The audience will learn a bit about the steps taken toward gay rights (which are our shared rights, really), and the precariousness of those rights.

Scottie Campbell is a founding partner of the production company Thomas M. Bunting Projects, LLC. He has actively supported Central Florida’s LGBT+ community for more than 20 years through charity work, activism, and freelance writing for Watermark. Campbell has enjoyed a long career marketing for such companies as Blue Man Group, Orlando Science Center, and Ivanhoe Village Main Street. He holds a BA in theatre from Rollins College. Campbell makes his home in in downtown Orlando with his partner, Brendan O’Connor, and their rescue dog, Bernie Taupin.

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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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