Nerd Nite Honolulu

Nerd Nite Honolulu Every 1st Tuesday of the Month! Where nerds gather to mingle, drink, and learn something cool. Fun-yet-intelligent presentations are interspersed with live or DJ'ed music.
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Check out our most recent event on our new Youtube channel! Be there and be square

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Aloha Nerds of Honolulu! As we gear up for another year of Nerd Nite, we need to round out our lineup! Have you been att...
12/28/2020

Aloha Nerds of Honolulu! As we gear up for another year of Nerd Nite, we need to round out our lineup! Have you been attending, and have a great talk idea? Have a random interest or hobby you want to share? Let us know by filling out the speaker pitch here: https://forms.gle/JB2eig3cnQJo55Hf7. Be there and be square!

Hey nerds,In light of the situation surrounding covid 19, the novel coronavirus, we will be suspending our monthly Nerd ...
03/17/2020
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Hey nerds,

In light of the situation surrounding covid 19, the novel coronavirus, we will be suspending our monthly Nerd Nite events until the experts tell us it is appropriate to resume. Keep an eye out here for updates.

Now more than ever, we need to listen to scientists and follow their instructions. Wash your hands for 20 seconds frequently. Use hand sanitizer. Practice social distancing. Follow expert advice for the sake of your own health, and that of everyone around you. Let's all do our part to get this situation under control.

You can learn more from the CDC and WHO https://www.cdc.gov/
https://www.who.int/

As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats.

02/04/2020

Nerd Nite is tomorrow, be there and be square! 🤓

01/07/2020

No NERD NITE this month but count on First Tuesday of February! We are back! Here’s to 2020 Year of Clarity 🤓

TONIGHT! NERD NITE HONOLULU #72WHERE NERDS COME FOR FREE TO BE FREE!#bethereandbesquarehttps://honolulu.nerdnite.com/upc...
11/05/2019
Nerd Nite Honolulu

TONIGHT! NERD NITE HONOLULU #72

WHERE NERDS COME FOR FREE TO BE FREE!
#bethereandbesquare

https://honolulu.nerdnite.com/upcoming-events/

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Sustainable Shrimp Aquaculture

Bell Lin

Our world loves Seafood! Especially for shrimp!
2. How much shrimp do Americans eat? (Forest Gump shrimp joke)
3. What is shrimp aquaculture
4. Problem with traditional shrimp aquaculture
5. What is sustainable shrimp aquaculture?
6. Life cycle of Pacific White Shrimp
Bell Lin is a research assistant at Oceanic Institute’s shrimp department. He did his master degree in marine science at Hawaii Pacific University and got his bachelor’s degree in aquaculture at National Taiwan Ocean University. He’s a free diver and does underwater photography. He cooks and eats shrimp every day.

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Fascists and Oligarchs and Democracy, oh my! The origins of our common political language

Warren McKenzie

Description: A close-ish look at the terminology which has come to dominate our political discourse, and a talk/diatribe on how these words have changed from their classical origins in political theory as they enter common use. As political talks are inherently somewhat charged and certain touchy topics cannot be avoided, supporters of Dion of Syracuse are encouraged to drink extra beforehand.

Warren McKenzie is a PhD student in mineral physicist who works on lunar regolith and developing simulants and standards for an upcoming Lunar lander in addition to working with presolar silicon carbide, remnants of asymptotic giant branch stars and supernovae which were accreted in the early solar system. Once every year or so he drags the rotting carcass of a political theory degree out of storage and tries to do something entertaining with it.

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Taking Care of Your Own Dead: Home Funerals & Death Midwifery

Leilani Ann Maxera

Until the Civil War home funerals were considered the norm in America. They are safe, legal, and are currently making a resurgence. This talk will teach you more about current home funeral practices and how they can benefit the loved ones of those who died.

Leilani Maxera is a social worker, death doula, and the Outreach & Overdose Prevention Manager at Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center. She spends most of her time talking about death and drugs, but also loves reading, horror, and being marginally good at trivia. She is the facilitator for Death Cafe Honolulu, a death and dying discussion group that is free and open to all.

Bell Lin is a research assistant at Oceanic Institute’s shrimp department. He did his master degree in marine science at Hawaii Pacific University and got his bachelor’s degree in aquaculture at National Taiwan Ocean University. He’s a free diver and does underwater photography. He cooks and e...

Mahalo to all the nerds who came out last night to hear about isotopes from Dr. Chris Wall of UH Manoa, sustainable cons...
10/02/2019

Mahalo to all the nerds who came out last night to hear about isotopes from Dr. Chris Wall of UH Manoa, sustainable consumerism and fisheries from Ashley Watts of Local Iʻa, and social galaxies from Dr. Roy Gal of UH Institute for Astronomy! We had a blast! We look forward to seeing you nerds next month for history of politics, home funerals, and shrimp aquaculture!

Mahalo to Bruce, Shawn, Matt and Tara for sharing their journey as crew members of Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia! Such a beaut...
09/04/2019

Mahalo to Bruce, Shawn, Matt and Tara for sharing their journey as crew members of Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia! Such a beautiful and important experience to share with #nerdnite! Thank you to DJ Globes and Anna O’Briens for helping us make Nerd Nite Honolulu a fun event for our community! Thanks to all the nerds who joined us tonight! See you all in October! @hokuleacrew @nerdnitehnl @alexgloberson @annaobriens808 #honolulu #celestialnavigation #malamahonua #worldwidevoyage

TONIGHT!Nerd Nite #70: Polynesian Voyaging Society https://honolulu.nerdnite.com/upcoming-events/Oh the lessons we Learn...
09/03/2019
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TONIGHT!
Nerd Nite #70: Polynesian Voyaging Society
https://honolulu.nerdnite.com/upcoming-events/

Oh the lessons we Learned:
Stories of adventure and impact from crew members of Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia’s Worldwide Voyage

Crew members from the Worldwide Voyage of Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia will share a general description of how the Mālama Honua journey began, adventures they experienced along the way and lessons learned that continue to impact their personal and professional lives. Pay close attention because we will end the night with some Worldwide Voyage themed trivial, where participants can win coveted Polynesian Voyaging Society prizes.

Bruce Black – 58 yrs. on earth, husband, father, teacher, about 60% water but 100% water enthusiast. Went to school at Punahou class of 79. Attended UCLA and got a degree in Sociology. Then Chaminade University for my Masters in Education. I was a 5th grade teacher with Mid Pacific School for 20 years. Presently owner of an Eco-adventure tour business called Aloha Spirit Hawaii. Bruce was a crew member on leg 11: Aurere – Brisbane and the 2016 sail to Brazil.

Matt Caires – Matt’s first time sailing on Hōkūleʻa was on Leg 24 sailing from New York to Virginia. To Matt, Hōkūleʻa is both physically and spiritually a vessel to help us connect to Hawaiian traditions, culture, practices, and way of life and to share them with the world. Through her, we can stay connected to and honor our past and channel the lessons of our ancestors to guide our future.
While out at sea, Matt most misses ice cubes. When back on land, Matt misses the feeling of being forced to work with the elements – wind, water, sun and darkness – in order to survive. Matt was a crew member on leg 24: New York – Virginia and the Homecoming leg from Tahiti to Honolulu.

Shawn Kanaiaupuni – Shawn Kana’iaupuni, Pūpūkea native, Kailua resident, nerd imposter. Alum and employee at Kamehameha schools. Lived in Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Mexico, Madison. Has eaten rat and cricket???? Loves voyaging, tennis, paddling, and hanging with family. On Hōkūleʻa, went to USVI, BVI, Cuba, Florida, Potomac River DC, Hudson River NYC, Panama City, Galapagos, Tahiti, and on Hikianalia from Cali to Hawaiʻi last year. Shawn is the Director of Public Education Support at Kamehameha School, through which she works closely with the Polynesian Voyaging Society on the educational efforts of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. Aloha!

Tara O’Neill – Originally from Washington, DC, Tara first sailed on Hōkūleʻa in 2011. To her, Hōkūleʻa gives permission to imagine infinite possibility. As a professor of science and STEM education at UH Mānoa, the Worldwide Voyage served as a catalyst for restructuring the education sail plan within Hawaiʻi and beyond. Inspired by voyage, Tara created a place and culture-based STEM education construct called STEMS2. One of the goals of STEMS2 is to reconnect STEM education to our local communities and for community and civic application of knowledge to be valued over standardized test scores. Tara was crew of two statewide legs of the voyage (Maui – Molokaʻi and Moloka‘i – Oahu) and leg 9: Auckland of the Worldwide voyage.

Friendly reminder: NO NERD NITE TONIGHT!See you all in August!
07/03/2019

Friendly reminder: NO NERD NITE TONIGHT!
See you all in August!

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06/05/2019

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03/27/2019
Nerd Nite Honolulu

Always stay up to date with upcoming events: https://honolulu.nerdnite.com/upcoming-events/

Species interactions are the bread and butter of ecosystems. But, we often hear about biodiversity, and its loss, through the lens of a species or a group of organisms. When we lose biodiversity though, we lose so much more than species. We lose interactions that are critical for ecosystem functions...

SymbioSEAS shirt campaign ends on March 21!!!!There are many colors and varieties to choose from!Support #SymbioSEAS and...
03/19/2019
Support SymbioSEAS Sci-Art Gallery & Events | Bonfire

SymbioSEAS shirt campaign ends on March 21!!!!
There are many colors and varieties to choose from!
Support #SymbioSEAS and get an awesome shirt with design by Kirsten Carlson - the SymbioSEAS curator, science illustrator, and HIMB SciComm Manager!
https://www.bonfire.com/support-symbioseas/

The exhibit is available now until March 30 at ARTS at Mark's Garage in Chinatown. It's FREE and open Tuesday through Saturday, 12-5pm.

Grab your limited edition Support SymbioSEAS Sci-Art Gallery & Events merchandise before the campaign closes. Featuring Black Long Sleeve Tees, professionally printed in the USA.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY FROM NERD NITE HONOLULU! To celebrate here are some highlights from the past year - we'v...
03/08/2019

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY FROM NERD NITE HONOLULU!

To celebrate here are some highlights from the past year - we've had such badass women talk about navigating oceans, rocket launches, coral reefs, sciart, tattoos, microbes, invertebrates, Greek mythology, plant ecology, natural history, and much much more!

Let's keep 'em coming!

02/21/2019

BISHOP MUSEUM TAKES OVER NERD NITE HONOLULU
ON MARCH 5!
#bethereandbesquare
Stay tuned!

Attend the March 16th FEAST + NERD NIGHT Join us as Hawai‘i FEAST & Nerd Night Honolulu team up to host a community dinn...
02/01/2019
FEAST + NERD NIGHT

Attend the March 16th FEAST + NERD NIGHT

Join us as Hawai‘i FEAST & Nerd Night Honolulu team up to host a community dinner & fundraiser to support the upcoming exhibit SymbioSEAS: Connecting Science, Education, Art, and Society through Coral Reefs.

When: Saturday, March 16th from 6:00 to 9:00pm
Where: ARTS at Marks Garage (1159 Nuuanu Ave)
Food Caterer: Local I‘a
Cost: $25 (dinner included); $10 (dinner not included)

Buy Tickets Now
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feast-nerd-night-tickets-55487921868

The SymbioSEAS gallery (on display from March 1st to 30th, 2019 at the ARTS at Marks Garage) represents a group of 40+ scientists and artists who have worked together over the past year to bring to life coral research through various 2-D and 3-D mediums. At the March 16th FEAST + NERD NIGHT, while attendees eat, mingle, and imbibe, this group of artists and scientists will share their experiences on banding together to bring global awareness to the health & rehabilitation of our oceans and coral reefs through the unusual duo of cutting edge research and creative expression.

A silent auction will also be held during the event to provide attendees the opportunity to purchase art pieces from the SymbioSEAS gallery. All proceeds from the event will go to supporting the projects created for the SymbioSEAS gallery.

Click here to watch a short video about the SymbioSEAS gallery on display from March 1st to 30th, 2019 at the ARTS at Marks Garage.

Hawaiʻi FEAST is an event platform that supports place-based and public artwork through community financing and social networks. FEAST empowers artists to create a sense of place within their communities through creative expression. FEAST is built solely upon community resources; Local artists produce ideas for public artwork and community members take part in the decision making process of selecting projects and financing these projects. Learn more about FEAST by visiting our website hawaiifeast.com.


Nerd Night Honolulu is a monthly gathering that happens every first Tuesday at Anna O’Brien’s. It is a platform for Nerds et al. to mingle, drink and think about various topics presented by members of our community! Every month there are fun and intelligent presentations accompanied with music by DJ Globes.

Join us as Hawai‘i FEAST & Nerd Night Honolulu team up to host a community dinner & fundraiser to support the upcoming exhibit SymbioSEAS: Connecting Science, Education, Art, and Society through Coral Reefs.When: Saturday, March 16th from 6:00 to 9:00pmWhere: ARTS at Marks Garage (1159 Nuuanu Ave)...

Nerd Nite Honolulu 2019 Schedule
01/24/2019

Nerd Nite Honolulu 2019 Schedule

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! Happy 2019 to our fellow nerds! This is a friendly reminder that there is NO Nerd Nite Honolulu to...
01/01/2019
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Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!
Happy 2019 to our fellow nerds! This is a friendly reminder that there is NO Nerd Nite Honolulu tonight!

WE ARE BACK ON FEB 5th - First Tuesday of the Month!

Hereʻs an image from New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule. Talk about a New Yearʻs Resolution 🤓🤣

Photo credit: NASA/JHAPL

Mahalo for helping us close out 2018 last night! Awesome talks by Tony, John, and Jessica about Hawaiian night skies, Am...
12/04/2018

Mahalo for helping us close out 2018 last night! Awesome talks by Tony, John, and Jessica about Hawaiian night skies, American History, and Sci-Art!

Thanks to DJ Globes, our Boss crew, and Anna’s staff!

See you all February 5, 2018 at the next Nerd Nite Honolulu!

NERD NITE IS THIS MONDAY! Doors open 7:30pm, talks start at 8pm
12/01/2018

NERD NITE IS THIS MONDAY! Doors open 7:30pm, talks start at 8pm

Star-Hopping the Hawaiian Night SkyTony Smith Learn some basic astronomy and how to identify celestial objects visible i...
11/29/2018

Star-Hopping the Hawaiian Night Sky
Tony Smith

Learn some basic astronomy and how to identify celestial objects visible in the skies over Hawaii. We'll learn about Hawaiian stars and constellations alongside the Western system and how Harry Potter fits into the picture too!

Tony Smith has been a Science Educator since high school when he volunteered with Outdoor School in the forests near his native Portland, Oregon teaching 6th graders about natural science. After graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in General Science and intentions to be a middle school science teacher, Tony instead ran back to the woods and worked as staff at Outdoor School. Tony has also worked at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland and Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA. He moved to Hawaii this past June and is currently the supervisor of the Bishop Museum Planetarium. When he's not staring at the night sky, Tony is also a Co-Boss of Nerd Nite Honolulu.

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Slavery and Loyalism
John T. Harrison IV

This history lecture sketches a brief picture the choices of escaped slaves who found a better chance of realizing freedom within their lifetimes by siding with Great Britain in the American War of Independence, and the outcome of their choices at the end of the war.

John Harrison was born here in Honolulu and grew up in Kaneohe. He earned his Bachelors Degree studying History at UH Manoa, while moonlighting as a wine snob at Vintage Wine Cellar.

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EH (the earth without art)
Jessica Orfe

This holo holo talk will take you through a brief history of artistic approaches to science & survey some modern 'SCIART' endeavors. You will also get an insider scoop on Microbial Mysteries in the OMZ and learn
(vicariously) what it is like to 'hit a wall' (with paint). Bonus points for glowing bunnies.

Jessica is an artist, illustrator, dancer, and nature-enthusiast. Between artistic forays and involvement with local organizations she is soaking up inspiration from her favorite gallery (guess which). For more info/updates, visit her website or IG (jessicaorfe.wixsite.com/gessoremedy @cherubjeo3).

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Nerd Nite is an international event that takes place once a month in major and not so major cities! We have our very own right here in HONOLULU every FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH at Anna O’Brien’s! We feature 3 speakers, 15-20 minute talks on a variety of topics accompanied by great music thanks to DJ Globes.

It’s Free, 21+, BYO Food, and you always learn something new!

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These events should awesome, thanks for the invite Beth Ann! Hopefully one day I'm there when it's going on