Thank you nerds for a making Edmonton’s first Nerd Nite a huge success. We packed the Gogo Lounge and drank and learned and chatted and had an all-round good time. Thanks again to our great speakers, Ross, John and Rachelle; you did it in style, thanks for setting the bar high on nite one. Check out photos from night one.
Now it’s time to start thinking about Nerd Nite Edmonton #2! We have secured a much larger location for our second iteration and will be releasing details soon. Stay tuned. In the meantime, we’re looking for presenters for both the November edition and subsequent nites. Each nite we’d like to showcase all types of nerdery typically including one art, one science and one out of left-field presentation. There is much diversity in the nerdiverse and we want to sample it all!
If you are someone or know someone that is an expert nerd, we want to hear from you/them. What makes a good Nerd Nite presentation? While most presentations tend to be family-friendly, sober, and very accessible to a general audience, we’re a little different. A good Nerd Nite presentation should violate at least one of those, preferably more. If you need some inspiration check out these videos from various Nerd Nites here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here (quality varies).
If you have ideas, questions, suggestions, or media inquiries don’t be shy, connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you!
Adam & Wade
P.S. Rachelle Saunders has graciously put together a list of great science resources, many of which were highlighted in her presentation. Thanks Rachelle. Enjoy!
- Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) by Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson
- Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics by Ian Stewart
- The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
- Science of the Discworld by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, & Jack Cohen
- Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food by Jeff Potter
- Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data by Joel Best
- A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
- The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence Krauss