Nerd Nite East Bay #29: Seahorses, USS Potomac, and Mathematical Beauty


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Join us for Nerd Nite East Bay’s last monthly show at the incredible New Parkway Theater! Two-time Nerd Nite San Francisco alum Rich Ross kicks off the night with a talk about the tiny, fascinating pygmy seahorses that hide on coral in the Philippines. Nerd Nite fans know we have a thing for boats. Olaf Elander will walk us through how a ship that was once owned by President Roosevelt was bought by Elvis Presley, sold and used to smuggle drugs, and finally found a home in Oakland. Then Stanford’s Margot Gerritsen will share how linear algebra is both useful and beautiful.

Your hosts Rick and Rebecca, DJ Citizen Zain, and the Oakland Public Library will make sure you’re entertained and educated.

“To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift!”

Monday 4/27/2015
Doors at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm, show ends at 10:30 pm
The New Parkway, 474 24th St, Oakland
(less than half-a-mile from the 19th St BART)
$8
All Ages
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  1. Collecting and Breeding the Pygmy Seahorse by Rich Ross
  2. Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht – How Did It Get Here? by Olaf Elander
  3. The Beauty I See In Algebra by Margot Gerritsen