Nerd Nite is a monthly-ish informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts (well, mostly presentations and drinking). Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new.

Shows take place at the DC9 Nightclub the 2nd Saturday of every month. We do special events from time to time with local institutions.

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Interested in giving a Nerd Nite talk?!

Almost any nerdy topic is fair game. The only real requirement is enthusiasm! To get the ball rolling, send us a message with a brief description of your idea for a talk.

Next Nerd Nite:

Date: 8/13
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)
Tickets: Get ’em here
Topics:

  • “I’d Rather Be Listening To Electronic Tonalities: How Nerds and Queer Folk Revolutionized the Synthesizer by navi (they/he)
    Description coming soon!

  • “Someone set us up the bomb, or, 99 luftbalons” by James Day
    Unbeknownst to many, the United States mainland was the site of a coordinated aerial balloon bombing campaign in the last years of World War 2. We will talk about edible plant paste, the role of the US Geological Survey, the impact of the Esperanto language, 1,000 paper cranes, and maybe squeeze in a little info about the balloon bombs themselves.
  • “Aposemuppetism: The Adaptive Traits of Muppets in the Henson Ecosystem” by Kali Holder (she/her)
    Description coming soon!

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