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Join us at the North Door on May 9th for this month’s Nerd Nite!
7:00– Alley entrance open
7:20– Speed-dating starts
7:30– Seating area/main room open
8:00– Show starts
If you want to, you can RSVP to our Facebook event, or just show up.
Your brain is probably always on your mind, and this Nerd Nite will help you figure out a bit more about what’s happening upstairs. From inebriated brains, to emerging minds, and grey matter health matters — join your fellow nerds in learning the matters of the mind.
This month’s talks:
“Beer is Good for You” by Anna Lepeley, PhD
To your health isn’t just a casual toast. Learn about the health benefits of beer based on peer-reviewed research. Drink deep from the cup of knowledge and feel better about drinking your favorite alcoholic beverage.
Dr. Anna Lepeley has a PhD in Exercise Biochemistry and Nutrition research. She is the author of “Beer is Good for You”. As a touring stand-up comedian, Anna likes to entertain her audience while teaching.
“10 Weird and Wonderful Artificial Intelligences” by Curtis Seare and Ginette Methot
Did you know there’s an algorithm that translates chicken chatter? An AI to create your digital voice out of a one-minute personal voice recording? AI is getting closer to being able to read your mind? It’s entertaining and interesting to learn about the bizarre and amazing things AI is doing right now.
Curtis is a cohost on the Data Crunch podcast and the Director of Analytics at Shelfbucks, a retail analytics startup in Austin, Texas. He’s worked for almost a decade in the data science field across multiple companies and industries and has a master’s degree in predictive analytics.
Ginette is a cohost on the Data Crunch podcast as well. She’s worked as an editor and writer for ten years and finished her master’s degree in professional writing and rhetoric.
“Mental Health Data That Will Blow Your Mind” by Daniel Morehead, MD
How much ‘common sense thinking’ about mental health is correct? How accurately are mental illness and its treatment portrayed in the media? Dr. Morehead will discuss surprising, science-based data relevant to everyone with a brain and a desire to make use of it for healthier living.
Dr. Morehead is a psychiatrist in private practice in Austin and a regular speaker on behalf of mental health advocacy. He maintains interests in brain science, spirituality and psychotherapy.
Form a covalent bond before the show with nerd speed-dating!
Doors at 7:30, talks start at 8:00. As always, Nerd Nite is free.
Talks may not be given in the order described. Grab a beer and relax!