Welcome to "Biology and the Computer after Dark"! Whether you are an academic researcher, a coder, an entrepreneur, an industry professional, or simply a dreamer and a doer, we want to meet YOU. Borne from a collaboration between the Helix Bioscience Institute-HBI (www.helixbioscience.org) and Science Shaping Our World-SHOW (www.scienceshapingourworld.com), Biology and the "Computer after Dark" seeks to provide a venue for a diverse and innovative gathering of individuals interested in the amazing potential that exists within multidisciplinary groups with the desire to bring about positive change. In a business casual setting, old friends and new, can gather to network, share their ideas, pose challenges, raise a toast, tell a joke, and share in the group camaraderie. Despite our many “touch points” that allow us to be virtually connected 24/7, we often find ourselves more disconnected from each other than ever before. In the hyperfast pace of our daily lives, we are awash in an ever-increasing fog of noise and distraction that can obscure those things most important to us. Through this meetup we seek to do exactly that “meetup", connect, share, and create a rich "physical network" of colleagues and friends that can serve to enrich our professional as well as personal lives. With that I invite you to joins us for an evening of intellectual stimulation, good food, great company, and beer!