Science and Society

nerdnite wellington #6: seriously awesome

UPDATE: Videos from nerdnite 6 are available here

Last night was the sixth, _sixth_, nerdnite Wellington.

nerdnite-logo-trueIf you remember*, I started nerdnite about a year ago. The event takes place in a bar/pub, and consists of lots of interesting (and interested) people, drinking copious quantities of beer**, and 4 speakers speaking on whatever floats their boat.

So far, there’s been a huge range of topics, from witchcraft to bioengineering, from electronic music to cryptic crosswords, from scrabble to arduino.

And last night was the biggest yet – I estimate we had over 100 people there! Our speakers spoke on the subjects of beer, cryptic crosswords***, the use of video editing in propoganda, and 3d printing/rapid protoyping****.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in previous talks (and vids therefrom), might I direct you to the website.  Forthcoming talks will cover everything from mentalism to chemistry (and alchemy!), neuroscience to physics, cartography in video games to counting fish using acoustics.  And, if I can find anyone to talk about taxidermy, that, too :)  Also, there are going to be increasing numbers of working scientists talking. Beware…

Cheers to everyone who turned up, the great staff at Bodega, and my awesome, awesome friends for helping me out with it!  Massive shoutouts this time around to @chelfyn and @dene.

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There’s also a twitter stream and a facebook page, of course

* Shameless self-plug.

** Or wine.  Or, y’know, other beverages.

*** I might actually start doing these now.  Turns out, it’s all about the tricks and clues given by the clues themselves.  Also, David’s made a cheat sheet, available on his website :)

**** The events are recorded, and videos from last night will be up shortly.  Also, there are some photos floating around I’ll upload, too.