> Nerd Nite 17: Mulling Codes, Mutiny and Wine (+ Speed Dating!)

Nerd Nite 17: Mulling Codes, Mutiny and Wine (+ Speed Dating!)

Note new time! A most excellent Nerd Nite awaits you at 7:30PM, following the first ever Nerd Nite Speed Dating event!!! (see below to sign up)

This month’s irreplaceable musings:

Wondered about Wine? The Ramblings of a Master Sommelier
David Furer

Wine expert and newbie Austinite David Furer will share his well-informed and non-aligned perspective and answer questions about this oft-misunderstood inebriant. Come prepared to have your illusions challenged while enjoying FREE samples of some of Texas’s and Italy’s finest vinous treats.

David Furer’s two decades work with wine has included stints working at German wineries, promoting some of Europe’s finest (and lesser-known) wine regions, writing extensively and expositorally of adult beverages, and –though he’s a high school opt-out — lecturing at the U. of Chicago, Oxford, and Cambridge unis.

Incident on the USS Somers: The Only Mutiny in US Naval History, or Should We Not Have Hung Those Guys?
Steven Polunsky

Learn about the biggest story of 1842, a controversy-at-sea that to this day provokes the public imagination just as it did Herman Melville’s.

Steven Polunsky is the Staff Director of the Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce, a Subject Matter Expert in Domestic Preparedness for the US Department of Defense’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center, and a current participant in the reconstruction of Afghanistan as a Mentor with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Hiroshima Fellowship for Afghanistan.

Scanning the World: How QR Codes Put the Web Into Real Life
Rachel Youens

No, that little black and white square isn’t a tiny crossword puzzle, it’s a QR code. Find out the evolution of scannable codes and how these real-world hyperlinks are being used for business, marketing and social media.

Rachel Youens is an iPhone addict, ukulele player and web media professional from Austin currently working in the smartphone app development space.

SPEED DATING: A few tickets for nerdy dudes are still available for Nerd Nite’s first speed dating event from 6:30-7:30!
http://austin.nerdnite.com/speed-dating-registration/

Sorry ladies, you’re sold out.

FREE (21+)
FREE pool and shuffleboard for attendees

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

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