Nerd Night #11 Open Archives

Nerd Night #11 Open Archives

11th Nerd Night on Friday, October 5th: Open Archives What THINGS make history?  Who keeps rooms full of dead things? Archivists! Join our next Nerd Night at the historic Burges House to find out more about archives of the Border Region. Claudia A. Rivers, Department Head of UTEP Special Collections, will be talking discussing conservation vs preservation and how to preserve your own personal records Dennis Daily, head of NMSU Special Collections will give a talk on letters from the dead Vicky Zhuang, UTEP Biodiversity Collections Manager, will discuss animals and plants in archives BYOB (beverages) and snacks - tune in and flash back for an excellent night of learning! Where: Burges House 603 W Yandell Dr, El Paso, TX 79902     When: Friday, October 5th at 7 pm  
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Nerd Night #10: Future of Computing

Nerd Night #10: Future of Computing

10th Nerd Night on Friday, September 28th: Future of Computing Sponsored by Currey Adkins How much have computers changed in our lifetime?   How have computers changed our lives?  What will they be like 10, 20, or 50 years from now?  Join our next Nerd Night at the Caldwell Collaborative to learn more about the future of computing.   Two leading local experts, Jim Currey and Dr. Vladik Kreinovich will demystify the realms of super and quantum computing.  Have you ever wondered just what goes on in the Cardwell Collaborative building?  Nerd Night guests will also take a tour of this exciting new center of innovation. Supercomputing means processing of massively complex  problems using the concentrated resources of multiple computer systems working in parallel.  With the system working at the maximum potential performance…
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Nerd Night #9

Nerd Night #9

9th Nerd Night on Friday, August 17th: Art & Science of Paper What will happen to the paper sitting in your recycling bin right now?  Will it go to a landfill?  Will it be digested by microbes to produce fuel?  Will it be shredded and used to produce more paper?  Join our ninth Nerd Night to learn more about the artistic and scientific aspects of paper recycling.  Bio mass processing NMSU professor Dr. Brewer and UTEP artist Brioch Ochoa will discuss the aesthetic, environmental, and practical elements of paper recycling while leading a hands-on paper making activity for all guests. Speakers: 1) Dr. Catherine Brewer Science of Paper Recycling With a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Chemical Engineering and Biorenewable Resources & Technology, Dr. Brewer is currently serving as an…
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Nerd Night #7: Cryptocurrency

Nerd Night #7: Cryptocurrency

Introducing our 7th Nerd Night on Friday, June 15th:  Cryptocurrency Proudly Sponsored by:  Love Coffee Hour Are you intrigued by cryptocurrencies, but still don't quite understand how they work?  Neither do we.  That's why we combed the Border Region to find three of experts to demystify cryptocurrency and blockchain technology at our next Nerd Night: Cryptocurrency.  After all, if you had invested $100 into Bitcoin seven years ago, it would be worth $28,341,266 today! cryp·to·cur·ren·cy ˈkriptōˌkərənsē/ noun a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.   Speakers: Paul Ward Cryptocurrency overview Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Risk comparisons with traditional investment strategy Mark Gladden Blockchain Technology and it's functions beyond cryptocurrency Bitcoin…
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Nerd Night #6: Prehistoric Tracking

Nerd Night #6: Prehistoric Tracking

6th Nerd Night on Sunday, May 20th:  Prehistoric Tracking Proudly Sponsored by:  The Hub of Human Innovation, Technology Hub, El Paso Cactus and Rock Club, and the Texas Master Naturalists   [gallery columns="4" ids="1297,1294,1296,998"]   How did animal tracking skills help Dr. Eric Kappus discover the dinosaur tracks in El Paso?   Join us Sunday, May 20th for a special DinoTrack hike, dinosaur-themed dinner, and animal tracking Nerd Night talk guided by Dr. Kappus at Ardovino's Desert Crossing.  Feel free to join us for Dr. Kappus' talk or the talk and the special hike; see the schedule for more information about each activity.   Dr. Eric Kappus Dr. Eric Kappus is a professor at Southwest University at El Paso. He is also a Research Paleontologist for New Mexico Museum of Natural…
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