- Nerd Nite takes Manhattan! We return to Le Poisson Rouge on Friday February 10, 2017 for a Nite of three funny-yet-smart presentations that, mercifully, have no Valentine’s Day-theme whatsoever. Learn about the KGB (Trump, you should attend), curse tablets (ancient Romans have such filthy mouths), and those darn controversial vaccines. Plus, hetero speed dating is back so 15 fellas and 15 lasses can find someone with whom to snuggle for the rest of the winter. TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON
- Friday February 10, 2017
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street (Greenwich Village)
Speed Dating+Presentations: 7pm (sign-in/doors at 6:30pm) – $22
Presentations-only: 8:20-10:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) – $10
Back to the Lectures At-Hand:
A Plague On Both Your Togas!: The Art of Creating Curse Tablets in Ancient Rome
by Carly Silver
Description: The many, many ways of cursing in the ancient world were also means of effecting justice from lower-class individuals. curse tablets did everything from fixing chariot races to creating ancient losts-and-found.
Bio: Carly Silver is a writer, editor, and ancient historian based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, Archaeology, and About.com. Follow her on Twitter @carlyasilver for information on her work and upcoming lectures and classes in the New York Metro area.
Tips and Strategies to Inspire your Inner Entrepreneur: Lessons from the KGB (and Others)
by Nick Dedual
Description: The modern age is one engrossed in a never-ending grind for survival, but it doesn’t need to be that way. You too, comrade, can excel and thrive in this environment by applying yourself and developing the skills and tools typically mastered by entrepreneurs and other agents. By reviewing the history of the great men and women of industry, the KGB and others, we will together rise up and excel in life.
Bio: Nicolas Dedual is a software developer, entrepreneur and founder of both Odd Truth and Dedual Enterprises. As the lead developer of Dedual Enterprises, over the past 8 years, Mr. Dedual has collaborated with a number of companies like Intel Corporation, HBO, Dolby Laboratories, PepsiCo and others in crafting their mobile application experiences, instructing their management staff in how to best think like engineers and presenting relevant insights of the tech industry to a general audience. As lead writer and publisher of Odd Truth, Mr. Dedual is an avid independent content creator that has tackled a number of properties and mediums, ranging from comic books to film and VR-related content.
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