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nerd nite 31: what’s growing in Wellington?
23 November 2015, Hotel Bristol


Nerd say what now?

Welcome to nerd nite wellington: the first 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! 


Previous events

nerd nite 30: of lures and names

nerd nite 29: infopr0n

nerd nite 28: endemic critters, vol 1!

nerd nite 27: Antarctica – the subzero edition

nerd nite 26: of words, dialogue, and accessibility

nerd nite 25: of colours, censors and cycles

nerd nite 24: lost in translation(al neuroscience)

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…