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 20-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:

Tuesday, May 12  – GET TICKETS HERE
Doors open at 7 p.m. – Presentations start at 7:45 p.m.

The Mint
6010 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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THIS MONTH’S PRESENTATIONS:

 

PRESENTATION #1: Ten Cool Space Science Missions NASA Won’t Fly
By Brent Sherwood

Most NASA space science missions are competitively selected, and the competition is fierce. Discovery planetary missions cost roughly half a billion dollars each. NASA is currently evaluating 28 Discovery proposals, from which they will ultimately select just one for development and flight. JPL submitted ten diverse concepts for science investigations from Venus to Saturn.

Brent Sherwood is a space architect from Altadena. At Boeing for 17 years, he engineered concepts for human space exploration and manufacturing methods for the International Space Station. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the past ten years, he is currently program manager for the formulation of solar-system science missions.

PRESENTATION #2: A Tale of Two Epidemics: Pertussis and Measles in 21st Century California
By Keri Hurley

Recent epidemics of whooping cough and measles may seem similar at first, but the underlying causes are not identical. Unravel the clinical and public health dynamics that have converged to generate a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases in California.

Keri Hurley, PharmD, MPH is a clinical pharmacy faculty member at West Coast University School of Pharmacy in Los Angeles. Her specialty area of practice is immunizations and travel medicine, and research interests involve patient perceptions of vaccines.

PRESENTATION #3: Whisk(e)y aka Uisge Beatha: The Water of Life!
By Bino Gopal

Many know that whisk(e)y is the finest drink in the land, but exactly why is that? We’ll discuss exactly what makes whisk(e)y and the finest of them all: single-malt scotch! And we might even go over what the (e) means, and get to taste some whiskies while we’re at it!

Bino Gopal is a nerd and geek of the highest order. When he’s not at a local convention of some kind, he can be found at the floating con of the high seas, JoCoCruise. He works in Silicon Valley high tech at NetScaler/Citrix Systems as a technical evangelist for the company-but it’s his love and evangelism of all things whisk(e)y and spirits related that brings him to us this time!

Join him in whisky tastings at http://la.scotchclub.us (among others he will reveal to you tonight)!