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Nerd Nite 59 (free)

  • High Noon Saloon 701 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Talks about tech's gender history, parking, and medical imaging. Info

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The Madison chapter of the international Nerd Nite talk series regularly fills up the High Noon, and it benefits greatly from being near a major research university and in a city full of eccentrics. Nerd Nite speakers are basically community members who sign up to give a presentation, whether it's on their area of academic/professional expertise or just some highly specific nagging passion—or, better still, a collision of the two. There are slides, too, but Nerd Nite talks are more loose and profane and expressive than TED Talks or proper lectures. Talks generally clock in under a half-hour, and there are three at each monthly event, with time in between talks for drinking and socializing. This week, Nerd Nite Madison comes back from its summer break with software engineer Hilary Stohs-Krause discussing the history of women and non-binary people in tech, radiologist Sam Hurley exploring what happens when you use medical imaging devices on inanimate objects, and transportation expert Chris McCahill asking the question "Parking in cities: Never enough or way too much?" —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: August 26
John Christensen & Michael Brenneis
Later Event: August 30
Common Carrier