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I Speak Klingon - Love101 for Uber-Geeks :: Nick Armstrong at Ignite Fort Collins #2

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My Ignite Fort Collins talk - "I Speak Klingon, Love 101 for Uber-Geeks" is an adventure into the mind of the geek, how it operates, and how to woo it.

My Ignite Fort Collins talk - "I Speak Klingon, Love 101 for Uber-Geeks" is an adventure into the mind of the geek, how it operates, and how to woo it.

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    I Speak Klingon - Love101 for Uber-Geeks :: Nick Armstrong at Ignite Fort Collins #2 I Speak Klingon - Love101 for Uber-Geeks :: Nick Armstrong at Ignite Fort Collins #2 Presentation Transcript

    • I Speak Klingon.
      • Love 101 for Uber- Geeks --
      Nick Armstrong Creative, geeky mad scientist. Trekkie. Twitter - @ImNickArmstrong Web - ImNickArmstrong.com
    • Identifying A Geek. Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon. Hat with nerdy saying Associates With Klingons Hawaiian Shirt, Glasses, & Evil Cat Warning : May ramble incessantly about Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly or Battle Star Galactica.
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    • Levels of Geekdom.
      • Number of episodes viewed in one sitting
      • Innate knowledge of fictional characters
      • Integration of jargon into everyday life
      • Presence of costumes or other artifacts in closet
      Determined By: Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • The Prime Directive.
      • The principle of noninterference with lesser-developed cultures.
      Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • Prime Directive in Action. Yes No Illogical. Attractiveness of person making request Geeks will often ignore the Prime Directive to correct the wrongs of introducing a primitive culture to advanced technology before they are ready for it. Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon. Broken Computer Fixable?
    • Prime Directive in Action. I’m sorry. The Prime Directive forbids me from fixing your computer. Perhaps your abacus is still working? Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • Types of Geeks. Firefly Geek Star Trek Geek - Buffy Geek Star Wars Geek - Comic Book Geek Simpsons Geek - May swear in Mandarin. May resurrect at any moment. May argue over who the better captain is. May compare boss to Lex Luthor. May try to use the force. Foodie Geek - May claim to be an Iron Chef. May quote every episode. Anime Geek May claim to have found “dragon balls”. Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • Everyday activities with a Geek. Shopping can be difficult Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • Everyday activities with a Geek. Avoid energy drinks, stationary and the electronics department at any cost . Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • How to attract a geek. Knowledge of Geek culture, jokes, and references Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • How to #FAIL to attract a Geek. You may experience lack of #WIN This is not nerdy. This is not the Millennium Falcon. Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • Geek attraction in action. Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • Geek attraction in action. Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon. Geeks love awkward silences
    • Geek date ideas. Wii Bowling, LAN Parties, and building computers… Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • Geek date #FAIL Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon. Premature blue screens can be a bummer But, hey - we can still cuddle -
    • Things for Geeks to avoid. Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon. Don’t be a bum, a homebody, or a blimp
    • Geek vocabulary.
      • DDOS - Directed Denial of Service. What most people call a “BURN!”
      • 404 - Someone of below average intelligence.
      • Gandalf - To really, really #FAIL.
      • Qapla’! - Success! #WIN!
      Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon.
    • The final word. Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- I Speak Klingon. Be yourself and love will steer the stars
    • I Speak Klingon Love 101 for Uber- Geeks -- Nick Armstrong Creative, geeky mad scientist. Trekkie. Twitter - @ImNickArmstrong Web - ImNickArmstrong.com