> Nerd Nite 16 – Eyeball melting; Tango trotting; Space exploring

Nerd Nite 16 – Eyeball melting; Tango trotting; Space exploring

Summertime means blockbuster movies, sweaty dancing and starry skies – aren’t you lucky Nerd Nite is here to help you figure it all out?

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This month’s nerds:

Visual Effects from a Nerd in the Trenches
Armando Kirwin

You’ve all seen the polished “behind-the-scenes” featurettes on DVDs, but what is it really like to work full-time on a VFX movie from start to finish? What kind of hardware and software do we use? What’s the process on a daily basis? And what happens when the pixels hit the fan? Come learn all about the technologies, realities, and juicy gossip behind this very nerdy profession.

Armando Kirwin has been working in the film industry for the last seven years. For his last movie he was the VFX Producer of The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington. He recently relocated to Austin where it’s socially acceptable to eat tacos for two meals a day.

Why Go Into Space? 43 Reasons in 20 Minutes
Hal Fulton

Space is the future of the human species and is crucial to our long-term survival. And those are just two reasons! Are you as curious as we are about the rest?

Hal Fulton has two degrees in computer science and is the author of  “The Ruby Way”. He has been interested in space since childhood.

History and State of the Tango
Nico Williams

Learn what ganchos, sacadas, ochos, llevadas and voleos look like, and how you’re probably doing it all wrong.

Nico Williams is a local (ATX) tanguero, originally from Argentina by way of NYC.


ALSO…look forward to a special event invitation for single nerdy lads & nerdy lasses!

As always, Nerd Nite is FREE! (21+)
Attendees also get free shuffleboard and billiards.

“It’s like the Discovery Channel…with beer!”

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