UPDATE: Videos from nerdnite 6 are available here
Last night was the sixth, _sixth_, nerdnite Wellington.
If 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…
* 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.