October 15, 2012 · 7:00 PM
Join us for yet another evening of rad talks, beer and nerdy new friends. Be there and be square!
Monday, October 15th
7:30 Talks (Door Open at 6:30)
LUCID Jazz Lounge
Talk #1: Crowdsourcing Humor - using humans and computers together to write jokes
Talk #2: Forgotten Seattle stories that shaped Seattle
If it weren’t for a dead horse, Ballard have remained a city separate from Seattle. And the weird part is, they never found the horse. That’s one of several stories that shaped the Seattle we know and love now, but those tales have been mostly forgotten in the several decades since they happened. There also was the shocking murder at Green Lake that captured the state’s attention: sex, secrecy, eavesdropping, a political twist, family drama, and a police manhunt. Most people who run around the lake don’t know part of the landscape is still named for the victim. These are just two of the fascinating stories you’ve never heard about places you’ve been to hundreds of times.
Casey McNerthney is a breaking news reporter for seattlepi.com and also oversees the news site’s archive that goes back more than a century. He should drink whiskey sours, but swears that margaritas are better.
Talk #3: How to (p)own the things you buy
Do you really own the things you buy? Most of us believe when we buy something its ours to do with as we please. Unfortunately, most companies that sell you electronics don't allow that. This evening we will discuss how you can take back the power you didnt even know you lost.
Brian Nisonger has a Master's Degree in Linguistics, but hasn't let that get him down. He is an expert at trifles, obscure irrelevancies, and minutea. He has been breaking his phone repeatedly for about 2 years.