Speed Dating To Return on Valentine’s Day for “Nerd Nite & Chill” Event

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Join us for a special Valentine’s Day edition of Nerd Nite on Thursday, February 14th.
Click here to sign up.

Speed dating will begin at 7pm. Participants will have the opportunity to go on a series of 3-minute dates. At 8pm, we will begin our presentations.

You must be 18 years of age or older to sign up for speed dating. Advance online registration is required; walk-ups will be based on availability. Limit one sign-up per person. SPEED DATING IS FOR ALL NERDS. WE ARE LGBT-FRIENDLY. Please sign up for the category that best suits you.** bit.ly/nnfeb2019

If you are not participating in speed dating, you can still attend.

SPEED DATING AT 7:00pm
PRESENTATIONS AT 8:00pm

**We apologize if the predesignated categories do not cater to your identity or preference.

FIRST NERD NITE OF 2019

Join us on Thursday, January 10th as we return to Stardust Video & Coffee for the FIRST NERD NITE OF 2019.

Click here to RSVP.

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LAST NERD NITE … of 2018

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Join us on Thursday, December 13th as we return to Stardust Video & Coffee for the LAST NERD NITE OF 2018.

Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations. Speakers present for 15 minutes on a fascinating subject. Presentations are followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Max Jackson
David Yarde

Hosted by Ricardo Williams

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

PRESENTATION #1:
“You Were Lost In The Storm: What Fortnite Tells Us About Attention, Addiction, and Climate Change” by Max Jackson

Max Jackson is the Lead Data Analyst at Hesperos, a company that grows miniature human organs on computer chips and and uses them to help replace animal testing.

Outside of that he helps build awesome web apps at Code Hangar and gets commercial brain sensors to do fun things they’ve never done before.

PRESENTATION #2:
“7 Things Batman Taught Me About the Meaning of Life” by David Yarde

David Yarde is the co-founder and creative director at Sevenality. A brand strategy and design firm focused on building better communities by building better brands. With over 16 years experience in the tech space and secretly being Batman, David aims to inspire those around him to aim always upward and create more good in the process.

Your Brain on Too Many Super Hero Movies [VIDEO]

“Your Brain on Too Many Super Hero Movies | Computational Neuroscience of Art, Heroism, and Madness” by Max Jackson

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Have you ever gotten so carried away by a story that you really felt like you were a character in that story? How does that happen? Is that dangerous? What does that tell us about the human mind?

In this talk we’ll be taking a look at the human brain to answer those questions and more, starting from the brain’s basic components and building our way up through the mind, touching on perception and attention and hallucination and imagination as we explore what it means to be human and how we can harness the power of the art we love to become who we want to be.

The presenter, Max Jackson, is the Lead Data Analyst at Hesperos, a Body-On-A-Chip company. He works to build new brains on computer chips to help fix our old brains when they break. He also builds apps with Code Hangar, a full stack web-app company that builds delightful apps for disruptive startups. The presentation was part of a special Nerd Nite event held in St. Petersburg, Florida. The teams from Nerd Nite Orlando and Miami organized the event.

Click here to watch the video.

Ricardo Williams Discusses Maker Faire on Channel 6 WKMG [VIDEO]

Ricardo Williams talks about his Iron Man suit on display at Maker Faire this weekend.

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Who’s Going to Save the Planet? [VIDEO]

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PODCAST: Ricardo Talks to Mimi Chan on Culture Chat [Listen on iTunes]

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Thank you to Mimi Chan for inviting me on her podcast, Culture Chat. Mimi is an exceptional martial arts instructor and performer. She’s literally the real-life Mulan. Not kidding.

I always appreciate a candid conversation and I absolutely loved talking to her on a variety of issues like education, poverty, transportation, and “being the first”, among other things.

-Ricardo

Click here to listen to the latest episode of Culture Chat on iTunes.

BREAKING: Nerd Nite’s “Books For Babies” is on Channel 6 News [VIDEO]

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When I learned that these beautiful babies needed plenty of new books I immediately decided that I would solve that problem but I had no idea that so many people would join me. Thank you all so much for your contributions because of you this little initiative was a complete success.

-Ricardo

Click here to watch Channel 6 video interview.

Nerd Nite is Attending the Rockefeller University’s SciOut18 in New York City

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From bringing Nerd Nite to the Orlando Public Library to organizing a book drive for a local day care center to hosting Florida Blog Con, September was a pretty busy month for us to say the least.

As you can expect we have no intention of slowing down. Our monthly events will continue and we have plenty of special programming for the remainder of the year. This week, we’ll be traveling to New York City for the Rockefeller University’s #SciOut18 and discuss creative, exciting ways to increase meaningful science outreach. We’ll be back just in time for our two local events this month. Sign up below.

Nerd Nite Orlando: This is REALLY Important
Nerd Nite: Movie Nite

Nerd Nite is Bringing Back MOVIE NITE !!!

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On the next third Thursday (Oct. 18th), we’ll be screening two short films.

“I’m Here” by Spike Jonze & “Alexander Rises” by Ricardo Williams

This event is absolutely FREE, but registration is required. We have limited spots in the theater so click here to reserve your spot ASAP.