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As a part of our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education mission, we have teamed up with UTEP’s Centennial Museum to bring a new event to the Border Region – Nerd Nights.  Nerd Nights is a series of informative evening events designed to bring fun scientific talks and activities to your favorite local brewery, restaurant, coffee shop, or any other community hub.  We will host a different Nerd Night at a different local establishment on a semi monthly basis.



Why Nerd Nights?  We launched Nerd Nights because we wanted to find an entertaining way to learn something new while sharing good food and drink with new friends.

Introducing our 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 of any computer, Supercomputing enables problem solving and data analysis that would be simply impossible, too time-consuming or costly with standard computers.

Quantum computing is a new field of computer science based on the principles of quantum theory, which explains the nature and behavior of energy and matter. Development of a quantum computer, if practical, would mark a leap forward in computing capability far greater than that from the abacus to a modern day supercomputer.


Nerd Night #10 is Proudly Sponsored by Currey Adkins

Currey Adkins was founded in 1975 by Jim Currey and Mike Adkins. The two partners were pioneers in the information technology service arena, both in El Paso and North America. With over 80 years of combined experience, Jim and Mike are still very active in the company today. While technology has changed tremendously since the company’s founding in 1975, Currey Adkins core values and dedication to our customers remain the same.  With a second generation having now taken over the company, their philosophy, core values and customer dedication are even stronger.  Understanding that providing the right solution for customers is what will drive growth; they are dedicated to making sure they continue to serve their customers for another 40 years.


1) Jim Currey


As a founding member of Currey Adkins and super computer expert Jim Currey will provide us with an overview of super computers, their uses, and future directions.  He will also provide a tour of a supercomputer that he construed for the Cardwell Collaborative.

2) Dr. Vladik Kreinovich

Quantum Computing

UTEP Computer Science professor Dr. Kreinovich will share his enthusiasm and current research on quantum computing.   With a PhD in Computer Science from the Soviet Academy of Sciences,  Dr. Kreinovich brings an extensive depth of knowledge and experience to our Nerd Night.

Where: Cardwell Collaborative Building

5130 Gateway Blvd E, El Paso, TX 79905



When: Friday, September 28th at 7 pm


How to RSVP:

Space for this event is limited so please RSVP via the Eventbright link.  All Nerd Nights to date have completely sold out and sadly, we had to turn nerds away.  Don’t let this happen to you, get your ticket today!

Tickets to Nerd Night: Future of Computing are $10.


Nerd Nights unites our community with a celebration of Science!


Stay tuned for Nerd Night #11:




2018 Night Sponsor Hall of Fame

Nerd Night #7 Sponsored by:

Love Coffee Hour works to unite a Powerful International Coffee Culture by Passionately & Prosperously Sharing Our Peaceful Solutions … Love, Life, Coffee, Grace, Goodness & Gold


Nerd Night #6 Sponsored by:

From its space in Downtown El Paso, The Hub of Human Innovation supports individual entrepreneurs and innovative startups in order to accelerate the growth of the Paso del Norte region’s innovation economy.  As a binational business incubator located in Ciudad Juárez, Tech HUB is the ultimate innovation community stimulating regional innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry in the Paso del Norte region.  The El Paso Cactus and Rock Club & The Trans-Pecos Texas Master Naturalists 

Nerd Night #5 Sponsored by:


A huge thank you to Hacienda de Chihuahua for sponsoring our 5th Nerd Night!   Hacienda de Chihuahua’s Sotol is an extraordinarily pure spirit with its own denomination of origin, highly valued for over 800 years for its rich flavors.  It is an organic agavacea, wild-harvested in the Chihuahuan Desert of Northern Mexico which takes 15 years to mature.  From there, their master distiller, who received his Masters degree in enology at the world renowned École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier, France  meticulously oversees our state of the art production process which starts by slow steam cooking the wild-harvested plants, naturally ferment them with champagne yeast and distill the “aguamiel” in a double-column copper still where our plata and platinum, genuine, non-stop travel, from the desert to you un-aged editions are directly bottled after being double and triple-distilled respectively.

Nerd Night #4 Sponsored by:



A huge thank you to Podium Finish Sport Boutique and Cafe for sponsoring and hosting “The Dynamics of Cycling.”  Part coffee shop, part restaurant, part sport boutique, part indoor training facility, and part bike repair shop, Podium Finish is a unique new addition to Downtown El Paso.  If you have not yet had a chance to check out all of the neat treats offered by Podium, you ‘ll get a chance to see what they’re all about on March 30th.


Nerd Night#2 Sponsored by:


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