To give you an idea of how amazing Nerdnite is, I’ve got five words for you; sold out on a Monday.  Yeah, you read that right, this monthly celebration of learning, nerdiness, and socializing is so much fun that it can pack a venue even on a Monday night.  What exactly is Nerdnite?  Think of something you might already be familiar with doing; hanging out at a great bar with a few of your friends drinking and socializing.  Now, imagine adding some interesting talks by local experts/enthusiasts on anything, from things you never knew about cheese, to how your music files become compressed, and what’s lost in the process.  If you’ve ever been out to a bar and felt underwhelmed by the caliber of conversation, Nerdnite is for you.  All the normal fun and great music you’d expect from Middlesex Lounge, plus you’ll learn something cool, and maybe you’ll finally meet someone who’s as smart as they are cute.

When I attended the last Nerdnite on March 29th, the talks were titled “The Sexy Social Science of NBA Basketball: Insights into Economics, Sociology, and Psychology from Professional Hoops” by Adam Waytz (of Free Darko fame) and “Break it Down: Prototyping Dance Central” by Matt Boch.  Already a fan of Dance Central I knew I’d find the second talk interesting, but not being much of a fan of any sports, least of all basketball, I was a little worried about the first talk.  Now, this is where Nerdnite really shines, the speakers often have a way of presenting things you never thought could pique your interest in the most compelling and exciting ways, their enthusiasm for their topics is incredibly contagious.  And that’s what you’re always guaranteed at Nerdnite, new knowledge, some surprises, and a uniquely good time.  Tonight’s Nerdnite is a special trivia edition co-sponsored by Young Professionals in Energy.  Come out and test your nerd skills, or, if you need to brush up on a few topics first, check out the next Nerdnite Friday, May 6th at the MIT museum, a special night being held as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.  See you there!

Monday April 25, 8PM
Middlesex Lounge
315 Massachussets Ave, Cambridge

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