Hey, Nerdfriends!

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we will be live-streaming our events until further notice. It is a difficult time for everyone, particularly for our friends at the North Door and Pueblo Viejo. The folks there have been a family to us here at Nerd Nite Austin, and our hearts go out to the staff, who have been impacted by this time of uncertainty. We are extremely grateful for everything they have done for us over the years. We look forward to being back with them soon.

If you have ever enjoyed a Nerd Nite presentation, then please know it is in no small part due to the kindness, professionalism, and generosity of the North Door. HOW YOU CAN HELP:  Venmo what you can to @thenorthdoor. Please consider donating possibly what you would have given as a tip or for a delicious beverage or taco? Anything will help during this time.

Thank You,

The Nerd Nite Austin Bosses


We put on a FREE show every month on the second Wednesday of the month.

Our Next VIRTUAL Event: Nerd Nite 126: A Lot All At Once

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Join us on Twitch at 8:00 THIS WEDNESDAY for the next Nerd Nite!

There’s a lot going on right now, and a lot of things have changed, but some things are still the same. On the second Wednesday of the month, we have Nerd Nite.

This June, Nerd Nite presents another special live-stream edition! As we’re good citizens practicing social distancing, we want to provide our community with the monthly talks you love in the comfort and safety of your own spaces.

Please consider helping our friends at The North Door and Pueblo Viejo, as mentioned above. We also encourage you to look around in your life for other opportunities to help your community in whatever ways work best for you. We are all in this together.

** We will be taking questions from the audience via our Twitch live-stream chat channel! You will need a Twitch account to ask questions, but not to watch! **
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Join us on Twitch – Wednesday, June 10, 2020 for June’s Nerd Nite!

Nerd Nite 126: A Lot All At Once

Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/nerdniteaustin

8:00p – Show starts! Each talk will run about 20 minutes, with about 10 minutes of Q-and-A.

As always, Nerd Nite is free. If you want to, you can RSVP to our Facebook event, or just virtually show up.
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“‘Why do sloths poop on the ground?’ and other animal poop mysteries” by Lehua Gray

Learn the answers to life’s greatest poop-related mysteries, and meet some delightful poop symbionts along the way, who will poop nest, poop farm, and poop fling their way into your heart.

Lehua is an avid admirer of Nature in all its variety, and a Senior UX Designer at Aunt Bertha.

https://www.instagram.com/lehuagray/
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“Self, Legislation, Tech, and Community Involvement For Progress” by David Hensley

The “Self”, Legislation, Tech and Community Involvement are essential aspects to building a better world. Being mindful of these aspects will be a key component of progressing our society during and after the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and demonstrations. David will provide insight into these subjects and discuss how they work together.

David is an activist, scholar, and comic aficionado.

https://www.instagram.com/yinhikari/
https://twitter.com/darakudude
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Bonus Talk!

“Competence is Sexy; Compassion is Sexy” by Galen Kim Davis

Some of the world’s most competent and compassionate people are also the world’s sexiest. The brain is humans’ largest erogenous zone. Let’s talk about why we should stop letting (ahem!) smaller erogenous zones dictate what’s sexy.

Galen is a father of two and husband of one who is a former Texas Nerd Jailinmate. He recently led efforts to change his city’s electoral system over voting rights violations, and is a tech startup founder. It is rumored that he cannot grow a beard.

Until we are back at the North Door, we will not have ASL interpreters and our awesome librarian friends from the Austin Public Library , but we are looking forward to seeing them again very soon!

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