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* Nerd Nite Miami XIV

Nerd Nite XIV 12.10.15

Nerd Nite Miami – Year in Review

Happy Hour & Holiday Bingo  6-7pm
Presentations begin  7:30pm sharp

  • Bringing back your favorite speakers to share more of their nerdiness:
    • Gary Bremen (ocean animal sex guy) -“Why National Parks?”
      • Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty are national parks most folks have heard about, but national parks are much, much more than spectacular scenery. Gary has been to nearly half of America’s 409 national parks, and he shared some of his reasons…funny, touching and insightful…for why national parks matter.
    • Alan Goldman (password guy) -“Is It Ok to Use Public WiFi – Encryption Demystified”
      • You’ve always heard the old saying, don’t access your bank account over public WiFi. But why is this the case, and is there any truth to it?  The short answer is yes.  Alan shared lots of tips and info on how to protect yourself.
    • John Gulla (board game guy) -“The Narrative Revolution WILL Be Televised: How video games are changing the way we tell stories”
      • Human Beings have been telling stories since the dawn of history. Just a handful of years ago, however, something interesting and unique in the history of storytelling began to take shape: video games became a viable medium for storytelling and, perhaps even more remarkably, people began using them as a platform to tell stories differently than we have ever been able to tell them before. John shared the various ways that video games have developed over time to tell us stories, how they have explored their medium to produce fascinating and distinctive results exclusive to their platform, how we as the audience have been affected as a result, and why it all matters to both gamers and non-gamers alike.

 

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