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Nerd Nite Orlando: February 2017
February 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$5
Join us on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Geek Easy for another evening of thinking and drinking.
Nerd Nite, formed in 2003, 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. Nerd Nite currently operates in over 106 cities around the world.
Live Nerd Nite presentations in Orlando are always the second Thursday of every month.
1.) “How to be a #RockStar: A Dummy’s Guide to Building Your Personal Brand” by Carolina Castaneda
2.) “Sci-Fi 101: Analyzing the Science in Fiction and Whether or Not You’ll Ever Be Iron Man” by Ricardo Williams
3.) “Photography – Finding Your Light and Why Your Selfies Suck” by Holly Whelden Carpenter
WHERE: the Geek Easy, 114 S Semoran Blvd #6, Winter Park, FL 32792
WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7pm.
Come meet up, drink, and learn something new!
For questions, contact Ricardo at [email protected]
“How to be a #RockStar: A Dummy’s Guide to Building Your Personal Brand” by Carolina Castaneda
Whether you like it or not, the world is going to have an opinion about you — so why not take an active role in shaping it? Learn how to build your personal brand through an easy yet strategic marketing approach. We’ll develop kickass branding, own social media, nail your photog skills, dominate Google search results & more. Are you ready to show the world just how awesome we are? #LetsDoThis
SPEAKER BIO: Carolina Castaneda is a Sr. Digital Marketing Director by day, & a Yoga Teacher by night. With over a decade of marketing experience, Carolina is passionate about the power of marketing & how it can help build your personal brand. She’s made a career of being Ms. Right: producing the Right Content, sharing it on the Right Platform, at the Right Time. Carolina believes in om-ing & flowing through life, the importance of doing downward facing dogs, feeding your wanderlust & being #rockstar in everything you do.
“Sci-Fi 101: Analyzing the Science in Fiction and Whether or Not You’ll Ever Be Iron Man” by Ricardo Williams
Science fact and science fiction. The two have a long history of influencing each other; from the communicators, the universal translator, and almost everything else from Star Trek influencing real-life tech. But are other popular sci-fi trends possible? Time travel? Super soldiers? Interstellar travel? Drinking in space? We will do a brief analysis of the world of fiction and show what’s real science and what isn’t.
Ricardo Williams is a film artist, musician, event organizer, program coordinator, and and self-proclaimed expert in comic book fiction. Since studying communications at Pace University in NYC, he’s appeared in commercials and independent films; and produced numerous albums. He’s also guest lectured on film theory and video production at New York’s School of Visual Arts. Currently, Ricardo is the social media manager at IDEAS For Us and the host of Nerd Nite Orlando.
“Photography – Finding Your Light and Why Your Selfies Suck” by Holly Whelden Carpenter
In this talk, we’ll explore the power of light, the incredible intricacies of our eyes and how these natural tools win out over any camera. Everyone is a photographer, no matter the price of your camera or the audience for your photos. Your family photo is more valuable than many Annie Leibowitz. I will show you how using light and the science behind the creation of sight can help your photos and get around the short comings of your camera. Get yourself a better Tinder profile picture if nothing else because everyone is a photographer, and that’s pretty spectacular.
SPEAKER BIO: Holly’s big girl job is a Creative Entertainment Lighting Designer for a Walt Disney World making “magic” through designing new shows, character greetings and special events. At night she’s an Event Photographer for Orlando Weekly, Orlando Sentinel as well as many other Orlando organizations photographing special events, bar crawls and any number of the many strange happenings in our city.