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 Nerd Nite 38: It’s Not Too Complicated (30 May 2017)*

On understanding better some of lives everyday complexities.

*see event page for full details.


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Welcome to nerd nite wellington: the first Southern Hemisphere version of the rapidly-becoming-global geekery that is nerd nite.

I’m Dell, and I’ll be your host for all manner of nerdery and beer wine.  You can find me on twitter: @cerebralnz.

We all know that learning new things is far more fun in the presence of booze 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 90 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 30+ 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.

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.

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 35: discovering zombies (22 November 2016)
nerd nite 34: so long, and thanks for all the fush (19 September 2016)
nerd nite 33: #openX, aka open ALL the things (18 July 2016)
nerd nite 32: carbon-based subjects
nerd nite 31: what's growing in Wellington?
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 (And: 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.

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