Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
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Club 21 | 2111 Franklin St, Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Monday, July 25, 2016
CANCELED: Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
- Probability, Outside the Textbook by David Aldous
Can probability contribute to “science fiction” style issues like the Fermi paradox?
Were there improbably many candidates for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2012 and 2016? How can I give an exam which can be graded objectively, even though no-one will ever know the correct answer to any of the questions? How many topics like this, from my UC Berkeley course, can I cover in 20 minutes?
David Aldous likes the description “aging gentleman scholar” rather than “math nerd”. Aside from research, teaching and advising the 400 UCB Statistic majors, he reads The Economist and science fiction, putters around the garden, and plays killer volleyball with people half his age.
- Songs About Science: Emergence and Getting By With a Little Help From Your Friends by The Ten Thousand Ways [Trisha Stan and Greg Bentsen]
We’re glad you’re here and learning stuff while getting drunk
And we hope you’ll do it all again next month
You’ll get a drink or two
We’ll talk nerdy to you
About when one plus one is more than two (synergy. Buzzwords.)
Then we’ll sing a song
It’ll be about science
We’ll take a Beiber hit
And we’ll science that shit
It might get weird (real weird)
We hope that you’ll join us
Don’t disappoint us
Bring your friends (or your tinder date)
It’s July 25 yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
The Ten Thousand Ways writes original folk/americana songs and performs creative covers. Ridiculous music in the style of pop songs based on recent papers? Miley Cyrus + reproducibility? Yes.
Trisha and Greg are also two of the co-hosts of the podcast Gogggles Optional and are both passionate about science and science communication.
- The United States Government is a Shitty Parent:A Brief Amateur History of the Juvenile Justice System by Cat Willett
How did a program meant to keep American children from an Oliver-Twist-like existence evolve into the juvenile justice system we know today? Have teenagers ALWAYS existed?Are superpredators real? Can a court raise a kid? Come learn how a program meant to protect youth spawned the foster care system, juvenile jails, and the concept of adolescence from a professional do-gooder with absolutely no background in law.
Cat Willett is definitely not a lawyer. She is, however, a nerd for all things youth justice and works in the Richmond community, offering restorative practice and mental health first aid trainings. In her spare time, she spends more time in public libraries than may actually be reasonable, and is perfecting her breakfast taco recipe. It has been recommended, on more than one occasion, that she talk less about prisons in her OK Cupid profile.
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