Join us on Thursday, October 12, 2017 for a special edition of Nerd Nite Orlando at the The Exchange Building in the historic Church Street District as we celebrate Orlando Tech Week. Our evening of thinking and drinking will be joining forces with the annual Tees and Ties Party!
Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations– all while the audience drinks along in a casual atmosphere. Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject, often in an uncanny and unconventional way. Following each presentation is a brief Q&A with the audience.
Orlando Tech Week is a week-long showcase of the technology, creativity, and entrepreneurial hustle powering the future of Orlando. The Tees & Ties Party is one of Orlando Tech Week’s signature annual events.
Make sure to wear a nerdy t-shirt (or a nerdy tie) to compete for our coveted best in show prizes!
Hosted by Ida Eskamani & Ricardo Williams
Guest speakers: Tiffany Gentry, Gabriela Murza, & Emilee Speck
WHERE: Church Street Exchange, 101 S Garland Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6-9:30pm
Nerd Nite Orlando: Tees + Ties Party for Orlando Tech Week
PRESENTATION #1: “Skinny Genes Aren’t for Everyone: Why Most Diets Set You Up to Fail” by Gabriela Murza
Gabriela Murza is an Extension Agent with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. It may sound fancy, but it just means that she is an “extension” of UF, providing educational programs and services to community residents of Osceola County. While there is an Extension office in every county in Florida, there is only one Gabi. She received her graduate degree in Health Education, and has turned that passion into a career with UF. Her area of expertise is nutrition, wellness, and food safety, and she teaches any and all topics related to these areas to anyone who will listen.
PRESENTATION #2: “Storytelling 101; The Hero’s Journey and The Disney Princess.” By Tiffany Gentry
Orlando native Tiffany Gentry is an editor, producer, and production assistant for WUCF TV, our Central Florida PBS Station…and yes she did work behind the scenes on Nerd Night Spotlight! As a graduate of The University of Central Florida in Radio and TV Broadcasting, Tiffany has always been a passionate media consumer. When she is not working, she often spends her time consuming and studying all kinds of media trends and history including film, TV, and even theme park entertainment. Her presentation will explore an interesting and important trend in one of Disney’s biggest brands outside of Mickey Mouse.
PRESENTATION #3 “Our High Solar Drive: The untold (as seen on TV) story of two women’s 50 hour experience for two minutes of totality” by Emilee Speck
Emilee Speck is a digital journalist for the Orlando CBS station, WKMG andClickOrlando.com, who covers space, planetary science and Central Florida breaking news. Before joining WKMG Emilee was a web editor and space blogger for the Orlando Sentinel. She has been known to explain SpaceX booster landings with staplers and other office items around the newsroom.