May 11, 2017 Thursday from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM (EST)
The Geek Easy 114 S Semoran Blvd #6 FL

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About Nerd Nite Orlando: May 2017

Join us on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Geek Easy for another evening of thinking and drinking.

Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations– all while the audience drinks along in a casual atmosphere. Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject, often in an uncanny and unconventional way. Following each presentation is a brief Q&A with the audience. Nerd Nite currently operates in over 106 cities around the world.

Guest speakers: Jeff Endriss, Nick Teague, and Cassandra Wilcox

Hosted by Ricardo Williams
For any questions, contact Ricardo at ricardo.williams@nerdnite.com

WHERE: The Geek Easy, 114 S Semoran Blvd #6, Winter Park, FL 32792
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017. 7pm.

PRESENTATION #1:
“Macroinvertebrate Biology: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bug” by Jeff Endriss

DESCRIPTION: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate monitoring is a very important but lesser known field of biology and it’s happening right under Disney goer’s noses. After properly introducing the science, Jeff will assist the audience in identifying a bug that most Florida residents have encountered (and probably killed).

SPEAKER BIO: Jeff Endriss is an Orlando native and UCF graduate. He currently works as a biologist for Disney’s government, Reedy Creek Improvement District. No, he can’t get you Disney tickets, and yes, he still thinks bugs are gross.

PRESENTATION #2:
“Feminism & Functional Programming: Facts, Opinions, and Controversies” by Cassandra Wilcox

DESCRIPTION: The word “Feminism” means different things to different people. And although you'd expect Computers Science to be rigid and exact, there are quite a lot of opinions responsible for how we build software today. In this talk Cassandra will explore the overlap between these two seemingly-unrelated topics, and explain why it is so important that women be involved in the advancement of technology.

SPEAKER BIO: Cassandra Wilcox is a Web Application Developer and founder of Orlando-based web development company, Code Hangar Inc. She shares her passion for building software as a Girls Who Code Instructor, Organizer of the Orlando Lady Developers Group, and JavaScript Instructor at Skillcrush. When she’s not making or teaching tech, she likes to write songs and collaborate on various musical projects with friends.

PRESENTATION #3:
“The Quantum Computer Revolution” by Nick Teague

DESCRIPTION: Moore’s law has taken us quite far over the last 50 years, but the limits of nanoscale fabrication are within view. Quantum computers are a new paradigm of computing utilizing the strange properties of quantum dynamics that when realized will take us outside of Moore’s Law for at least some specific applications. This talk will serve as a firehose introduction to the burgeoning field using the “Feynman technique” for learning e.g. explaining in clear language as could be understood by a toddler - including foundational topics such as what exactly we mean by “qubits” and their superposition, architectures, algorithms, and applications. Because learning is fun!

SPEAKER BIO: Nick Teague is an amateur blogger for fun, a mechanical engineer by training, and a marketer by profession. He has a professional background in renewable energy and HVAC; extracurricular interests in quantum computing, machine learning, and complexity theory; and occasionally bangs out a few notes on the keyboard. He is currently seeking work so if you enjoy the talk let him know he would be happy to share a resume. He can also be found on twitter at @_NicT_.






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The Geek Easy 114 S Semoran Blvd #6 Winter Park FL 32792

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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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