Welcome to Nerd Nite Los Angeles!
We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer.
The next Nerd Nite:
Monday, March 3rd
Doors 7pm – Presentations start at 7:45pm
1717 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
Tickets are $10 and available HERE or at the door. WitzEnd has great food too, so come hungry!
Stay in touch through the links below!
THIS MONTH’S PRESENTATIONS:
PRESENTATION #1: Improbable Interaction in Wearable Tech
by Jinsoo An
Is Google Glass really the future of wearable tech? We will examine some rare and bizarre examples of wearable devices that will help you predict what the future may look like — from head to toe.
Bio: Jinsoo designs and researches how people interact with everyday things — from digital to physical. He has worked with over 40 brands and his work has been featured on blogs such as PSFK, TechCrunch and Mashable. He currently lives in Downtown Los Angeles.
PRESENTATION #2: Medical Devices: Treatment of Heart, Brain & Whatever
by Darragh McDermott
Minimally invasive medical devices have been around since 1962 when the first Angioplasty was performed. Since then a lot has changed, while in other fields nothing has changed. What medical devices fill the void between a balloon on a stick, to a device that zaps your brain a couple of times a second?
Darragh is a mechanical engineer who skipped out on his dream of designing a hoverboard to work on in variety of medical fields from cardiology to deep brain stimulation. He wrote this bio himself, in the third person.
PRESENTATION #3: Pluto is (not) a Planet
by Chris Lindsey
In 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) changed Pluto’s classification from “planet” to “dwarf planet”. This was the most recent development in a centuries-long debate about the structure and makeup of our solar system. This presentation will review the history of the word “planet” and how it has evolved with our understanding of the solar system, why Pluto was re-classified, and arguments for and against Pluto’s planethood.
Bio: Chris has followed planetary exploration spacecraft like they were sports teams. Planetary exploration has been the primary fuel behind his career in Aerospace Engineering and continues to be a source of wonderment and curiosity.