Welcome to nerd nite wellington: the first (and until recently, only!) Southern Hemisphere version of the rapidly-becoming-global geekery that is nerd nite.

I’m @teh_aimee, otherwise known as aimee whitcroft, and I’ll be your host for all manner of nerdery and beer.

We all know that learning new things is far more fun in the presence of beer and friends. And that’s exactly what nerd nite Wellington is about!

We were the first Southern Hemisphere chapter of the global Nerd Nite phenomenon, which has now reached into more than 60 cities across the globe. Three speakers give 15-25 minute presentations on a topic about which they’re ‘nerdy’ (i.e. passionate) on just about any subject you can imagine. Over the 20+ nerd nites we’ve had so far, we’ve had talks on witchcraft and geoengineering, video as propaganda and the periodic table’s history, and an awful lot more.

So come along! We hold them, free, every two months at the Hotel Bristol. The next one’s scheduled for mid November :) Stay tuned for details…

Prezis from talks
Videos from talks
Pictures from tour of Terawhiti Station wind farm and Tongue Point fur seal colony

 

Nerd Nite Calendar

Keep forgetting to calendar Nerd Nites Wellington? Well, forget no more! 

 

Coming up

Mid September, same place and time. Stay tuned!

 

Previous events

nerd nite 23: undead, the universes and everything (UPDATE: Lots of awesome linky goodness from Nerd Nite Wellington #23)

 

nerd nite 22: of the weird, wild and wonderful

nerd nite 21: of books, visuals and beverages

nerd nite 20: great escapes

nerd nite 19: masheeeens

New Zealand Skeptics Conference 2013 - 6-8 September 2013

nerd nite 18: trapdoors, ninjas and getting off the grass - 16th September 2013

nerd nite 17: (bit)coins, geonet and other strange creatures

nerd nite 16: building things

nerd nite 15:

windfarms and apocalypse preparation, information theory, and the sound of turbulence

nerd nite 14: braaaaaainz

nerd nite 13: the Alternative one

nerd nite 12: of (funda)mentals, data(vis), and Mongolian madness

nerd nite 11: Of angry birds, medical words, and science hipsters

nerd nite 10: Of the Strange, the Alien and the Device

nerd nite 9: the miscellaneous edition

nerd nite 8 (special edition): Tell Us A Story (videos up soon!  And second heat on Thursday 20th October).

nerd nite 7: data. data data data (videos up here!)

nerd nite 6: of taste, speech, sight and touch

nerd nite 5: of hardware, spaceware, brainware and wordware

nerd nite 4: of sheep, art, sci-fi, and music (or, all the good things)

nerd nite 3: in which we explore tragedies, games, brains, and stars

nerd nite 2: in which we explore geoengineering, stories, witchcraft, and food

nerd nite 1: in which we explore past and future, politics and transport modes

 

Event pages have links to the video channel for each night.  Alternatively, you can see ‘em all here.

Get hold of us!  Stalk us!  Suggest speakers/topics! We have both a facebook page (with event pages for each event) and, obviously, a Twitter feed.

ALSO, and as always, massive props to my crew @dene for all his technical help with making things work…