Nerd Nite Origins: Siem Reap

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Introduction to the concept and history of Nerd Nite Siem Reap. …

Introduction to the concept and history of Nerd Nite Siem Reap.

(Note: technical difficulties with the projector at the beginning of the talk ended up causing us to fudge the 20-second format — irony!!)

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  • 1. Chris LewisNERD NITEORIGINSNerdNiteSiemReap@gmail.com
  • 2. NERDNITEMETATALK
  • 3. Hello World!Live tweet using the hashtag:#NNSR…and follow us @NerdNiteSRYour followers will wish they were here!Wi-Fi password: HOLIDAY1234
  • 4. The Plan• 6–8 short & sweet presentations per show• Topic: anything at all• Monthly on 2nd Monday• Different venues around town
  • 5. The Format 20 slides × 20 seconds 6:40 talk + amazing topic ☺ ✌ ☄
  • 6. The Point• Learn something new about your fellow Siem Reapers!• Drink beer with people from other cliques!• Start a new conversation: - Who do you work for? - How long are you in Cambodia? ★ I loved your talk! Tell me more about _______________
  • 7. NERD NITE ORIGINS:SIEM REAP
  • 8. nerdnitebe there and be square • nerdnite.com • Born in Boston, fostered in New York • An informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts (well, mostly presentations and drinking) • It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer!
  • 9. nerdnitebe there and be square
  • 10. • pecha-kucha.org• Started in Tokyo in 2003• Japanese for “chit-chat”• Pioneered 20 slides / 20 seconds format• Now in 230+ cities
  • 11. nerdnitePhnom Penh ‽ PechaKucha
  • 12. NERD NIGHT PHNOM PENH • Bi-weekly event, started in 2011 • Meet your fellow PP’ers and learn about their “cool projects and niche passions” • Explore fun and interesting venues around town • Audience has grown from 30 to 200+ in 6 months
  • 13. NERD NIGHT PHNOM PENH
  • 14. nerdnite SiemPhnom ‽ Reap Penh PechaKucha
  • 15. Clarification!“Nerd” ≢
  • 16. Example: (xkcd.com/904)
  • 17. Stay Tuned…Questions? Comments? Want to be a speaker?NerdNiteSiemReap@gmail.comFollow us! Just remember “NerdNiteSR”: Twitter.com/NerdNiteSR Facebook.com/NerdNiteSR Slideshare.net/NerdNiteSR
  • 18. Coming up…• Megan Smith: Homo Floresiensis• Steve Mojica: FOOD• Chhon Chhea Yut: Responsible Tourism
  • 19. Coming up…• Mike Mahalo: The Clockwork of Co-incidence• Leigh Morlock: Creative Dumpster Diving• Greg Carlson: LED Lighting
  • 20. Thank you!Chris LewisNERD NITEORIGINSNerdNiteSiemReap@gmail.com