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.
UPDATE: The prezis from the talks are available here.
Pics from our recent tour out to see the Terawhiti Station wind farm, and the New Zealand fur seal colony at Tongue Point, now available!
nerd nite 21: of books, visuals and tentacles
24th March 2014, 6pm, Hotel Bristol
nerd nite 5: of hardware, spaceware, brainware and wordware
nerd nite 6: of taste, speech, sight and touch
nerd nite 8 (special edition): Tell Us A Story (videos up soon! And second heat on Thursday 20th October).
nerd nite 9: the miscellaneous edition
nerd nite 10: Of the Strange, the Alien and the Device
nerd nite 11: Of angry birds, medical words, and science hipsters
nerd nite 12: of (funda)mentals, data(vis), and Mongolian madness
nerd nite 13: the Alternative one
nerd nite 14: braaaaaainz
nerd nite 16: building things
nerd nite 17: (bit)coins, geonet and other strange creatures
nerd nite 18: trapdoors, ninjas and getting off the grass – 16th September 2013
New Zealand Skeptics Conference 2013 – 6-8 September 2013
nerd nite 19: masheeeens
nerd nite 20: great escapes
Event pages have links to the video channel for each night. Alternatively, you can see ‘em all here.