Nerd Nite at the Jacksonville Science Festival 2019

Nerd Nite at the Jacksonville Science Festival 2019

March 01, 2019 Friday from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM (EDT)
Jacksonville Science Festival 3675 San Pablo Rd S. Florida

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About Nerd Nite at the Jacksonville Science Festival 2019

Join us on Friday, March 1st for a special presentation of Nerd Nite at the Jacksonville Science Festival.

Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations. Speakers present for 15 minutes on a fascinating subject. Presentations are followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.

The program begins at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Beer and wine will be available for sale. This is a FREE event. Only donations are accepted.

Jacksonville Science Festival
3675 San Pablo Rd S.
Jacksonville, FL 32224

PRESENTATION #1: "The Top 7 Life Lessons from Comic Book Adapted Films" by Ricardo Williams

Ricardo Williams is a filmmaker, musician, event organizer, and program manager. Since studying communications at Pace University in NYC, he's appeared in commercials and independent films; and produced numerous albums. He's also guest lectured on film theory and video production at New York's School of Visual Arts. Currently, Ricardo is the host of Nerd Nite Orlando.

PRESENTATION #2: “The Nuclear Niche: Fungi that Survive and Thrive in the Heart of Chernobyl” by Matt Luby

The resilience of many species of fungi to various adverse conditions has been known to biologists for many years. It is only in the past three decades that we have begun to evaluate the ability of some fungi to not only survive extremely high doses of harmful radiation, but also to tap into it as an energy source. We’ll discuss not only how it happens, but what we might be able to do with our knowledge of this unique adaptation. Matt Luby is an Orlando native with a background in neuroscience research and science education. He currently spends most of his time being a board member at a hackerspace and operating a pedicab. When he has free time, he likes to travel about the world and/or run marathons.

PRESENTATION #3: “You Were Lost In The Storm: What Fortnite Tells Us About Attention, Addiction, and Climate Change” by Max Jackson

Max Jackson is the Lead Data Analyst at Hesperos, a company that grows miniature human organs on computer chips and and uses them to help replace animal testing. Outside of that he helps build awesome web apps at Code Hangar and gets commercial brain sensors to do fun things they’ve never done before.
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Jacksonville Science Festival

Jacksonville Science Festival 3675 San Pablo Rd S. Jacksonville Florida 32224

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Nerd Nite Orlando

Nerd Nite Orlando is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking talks across many disciplines – all while the audience drinks along in a casual bar atmosphere. Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject of their choice, often in an uncanny and unconventional way. Following each presentation is a brief Q&A with the audience. Come meet up, drink, and learn something new! Nerd Nite Orlando is organized and hosted by Ricardo Williams If you have questions, concerns or are interested in speaking at Nerd Nite Orlando, email Ricardo [at] ricardo.williams@nerdnite.com

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