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Go To Nerd Nite Atlanta

What the hell is Nerd Night? 

Nerd Nite? Nerd Nite is a monthly global speaker and entertainment series held at pubs/bars/restaurants around the WORLD. In fact, Atlanta is the 53rd chapter of Nerd Nite, and one of the newest (sure to be best) chapters. Every month each chapter hosts an event in their city that generally follows the following format: three 20 minute talks, and two sets of entertainment in between. Talks can be about anything and everything nerdy as long as it’s something the speaker loves: cheese, Mr. T collectibles, academic research, sharks, skydiving, whatever! It’s like the Discovery Channel…with beer! That’s right beer! Nerd Nite is as much about mirth as it is about learning, so we encourage everyone to imbibe, eat, laugh, and ask questions.- When and 

Where does one go to see a Nerd Nite in Atlanta?

The current Nerd Nite ATL home is Pizzeria Vesuvius on Edgewood in Old Fourth Ward. They’ll be offering a Nerd Nite special of two slices of pizza + beer for $8! Events will be held on the Third Wednesday of Each Month starting in September.

- Who should go to Nerd Nite?

Nerds! Nerds! Nerds! Nerds! Nerds…who are 21 and over. Sorry kiddos, this is a pub event. But, if you’re a grown-up who’s into dragons, sci-fi, History/Discovery/NatGeo/SyFy channel, Firefly, scientific/academic research, higher education, or the greater Atlanta community, come on down!

- How do you find speakers and how do I get updates on future events?

You are our speakers! 

Almost all of our speakers are ordinary folks who have a passion for something interesting. We often have local researchers from universities and folks who work with local initiatives or creative groups, but mostly it’s just your everyday run-of-the-mill nerd. And those folks are really interesting! Sooooooo, if you want to give a talk, we’d love to have you. Just send us an email at [masked].

If you want to get up to the minute info on all Nerd Nite goings-ons, follow us on Twitter (@NerdNiteATL) and/or like us on Facebook (/NerdNiteATL). You can also find full details of upcoming events on the UPDATES page on this here website... http://atlanta.nerdnite.com/

1st Nerd Nite ATL! Sept-18

Topics updated 9/17:

“All that Glitters is Ke$ha” by Laura Relyea.
-Stay tuned for more details about this talk and this Ke$ha culture nerd.

“Microbes and Malt: a Scientist’s Adventures in Homebrewing” by Jacob Shreckengost, Ph.D.
-Stay tuned for more details about this talk and this neuroscientist cum brewmaster.

“My affair with Sciurus Carolinesis (Eastern Gray Squirrel)” by Jamie Allen.

Wherein writer Jamie Allen talks about, among other things, the canine and creative inspirations for the Inman Park Squirrel Census; how one goes about initiating a squirrel census in one’s own neighborhood filled with squirrel haters or the merely squirrel-passive; how one goes about getting others more talented than oneself involved in a squirrel census; how one takes the information gathered in a Squirrel Census and turns it into infographics, a website, a data presentation, and a successful Kickstarter; and most of all, how one answers the dumbest question ever applied to a creative project about squirrels: “Why count squirrels? Why?”

Bio: Jamie Allen is writer who lives in Inman Park. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in outlets including The Missouri Review, McSweeney’s, Paste, Atlanta Magazine, and Slate. In 2011, he created the Inman Park Squirrel Census, which was picked one of Kickstarter’s best projects of 2012.

And featuring jazz standards by Atlanta’s one and only bass-playing gorilla, Sass Parilla!

More info at http://atlanta.nerdnite.com/
Follow us on Twitter (@NerdNiteATL) and Facebook (/NerdNiteATL)

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  • Tim

    Place is not big enough. They need a bigger venue. We are standing in back....beer in hand!

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Listening to the blue gorilla play a base.

    September 18, 2013

    • Tim

      He's jammin! LOL

      September 18, 2013

  • Tim

    Finally got out of traffic now I've got myself lost! Trying to get there.

    September 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      FYI it's super packed

      September 18, 2013

    • Tim

      Just made it

      September 18, 2013

  • chad h.

    Ok we are about to go .Wish us luck last time we drove to Atlanta we got lost for 2 hours :)

    September 18, 2013

    • Tim

      I'm stuck on traffic!! Firgot how horrible this part of town could be.

      September 18, 2013

  • Tim

    If anyone has any trouble, can't make it etc. Feel free to call or text me at[masked]

    1 · September 18, 2013

    • Tim

      If you're going try to be there by 7. Not sure how full this things going to get

      September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have a meeting that is going to run late. Pesky clients. :-) I hate to miss my very FIRST event. :-(

    September 18, 2013

    • Tim

      Going to miss you! Catch us next time! Thanks for keeping us aware.

      September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a speaking engagement I am going too but I will be there shortly after.

    September 17, 2013

    • Tim

      Look forward to seeing you

      September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but that night I have a business meeting...but next Nerd Nite has my name on it! cannot wait.

    September 16, 2013

    • Tim

      No problem! Join us next time.

      September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Count on it!

      September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would this be an event you need to come with a friend? Im new to this group, but if its a mingling type group vs sitting with folks you already know at a table I think Id like to come :)

    September 8, 2013

    • Tim

      We are a very social group. We have lots of different people, thus we get a lot of different Geeks o n wach outing. This is a new one for us, as its not being ran by our group. We are just going as a group outing. Should be lots of fun! We have a great geoup of folks. Please feel free to bring anyone you like along.

      1 · September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good to know! I'll be safe and secure as the New Member smell wears off.

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds fun! Kinda like IgniteDC when my husband and I lived there for a few years. Hoping to meet some fun nerdy people in the community!!

    September 8, 2013

    • Tim

      We look forward to meeting you!

      September 8, 2013

  • Tim

    Seems very cool! Hope they make this thing big over time.

    September 7, 2013

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