Come on down to Nerd Nite and throw back a couple of LUCID’s finest cocktails while enjoying the nerdisms of our fabulous speakers and your new nerdy friends. Be there and be square!
Nerd Nite Seattle
Monday, December 9th| 7:30 (Doors open at 6:30)
Salsa dancing from the engineering consulting perspective
What does the sensuality and passion of salsa dancing have in common with the rigor and logic of engineering or management consulting? A lot, in fact. Salsa can be described very accurately using Newton’s Three Laws, engineering block diagrams, nonverbal multi-sensory communication mechanisms, and the infamous 2×2 matrices that consultants love. Consequently, many nerds turn out to be avid salsa dancers, and vice versa.
Liang Sim is a business development analyst at Boeing and a graduate of MIT’s Aeronautics and Astronautics program, where he conducted research on the feasibility of skintight spacesuits (think of the shrink-on suits from The Incredibles). He’ll be assisted by his wife, Eliza Hutchinson, who is a medical student at the University of Washington. Liang and Eliza met at a Boston salsa club in 2008, and have been dancing together ever since.
The Secrets of Power (Electrical Power, That Is…)
Where does all that electricity come from? Where does it go? How would the Northwest actually get to renewable power? (Hint: trees, trees and more trees…) What the hell is renewable, anyway? These and many other questions may or may not be answered, with a bevy of cool charts and graphs, and plenty of bad jokes, nerd night style.
Gia Mugford did research science for ten years and then got a degree in architecture. So naturally she now works in building energy efficiency, figuring out how to keep your baseboards from crashing the electrical grid, and generally calculating cool stuff for the Bonneville Power Authority, that shadowy secret pseudo-governmental organization that sells your utility it power…. more on that later!