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: 6/11
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)

“The Supermarket and the Superpowers: How Your Local Grocery Store’s Cold War History is Cooler than the Frozen Section” by Taylor Winkleman-Cagle

Cleanup on aisle 5: Nuclear weapons, the iron curtain, and…a Kroger? The US and its Cold War operations were all-encompassing, and including the invention of your local supermarket. Learn about the Farms Race, the Kitchen Debate, and the connections between the Cold War and your Great-Uncle Alvin’s Type II diabetes.

“Star Trek Tiddies: Sexualization Throughout the History of Trek” by Minxy

Star Trek is a well known – and for many, beloved – show that throughout the years has had many debates on its merits and downfalls. However, the creators love of (read: sexualization) of women and this effect on outfit design, alien design, and casting may be more surprising than you think.

“This Is Not A Place Of Honor: The Subtle Art of Creating a Warning That Lasts 10,000 Years” by Rae Pendergras

Nuclear waste is gross and dangerous. It will be gross and dangerous for 10s of thousands of years, longer than many civilizations and languages survive. Which poses a problem: How do we keep future populations safe from our nuclear waste if we have no guarantee they’ll be able to read our warnings? From creating an ominous religious movement to color-changing cats to painfully catchy tunes, experts have brainstormed a lot of really weird solutions.

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