Nerd Nite 064

Date: Wednesday, Feb 27
Time: 8pm
Location: High Noon Saloon (map)

The order of the night’s line-up will be announced on the Facebook event the day of the show.

Fluorescence microscopy: looking into the microcosmos with lasers

Summary: When people think about biological research, they think about test tubes, pipette and unholy dissection (or what we call microsurgery). However, modern microscopy technology is stirring up a new revolution in biology. Instead of inferring biological phenomenon from abstract data (like genetic sequences and protein mass specs data), we microscopists look at the biological structure directly using lasers and fluorescence protein. From developmental biology, neurobiology to behavioral studies, Henry will take you through a microcosmos you have never seen before!

Henry He

Presenter Bio: Henry is a (hopefully last year) PhD student studying microscopy and bioimage analysis at Max Planck Institute for Cell biology and genetics. Henry works at the Morgridge Institute for Research (in the basement, with no windows). When he’s not pulling his hair in front of a microscope, he enjoys volunteering, watching movies, traveling and taking photos of random things.

What if they don’t pay in 30 days? Factoring, Accounts Receivable Financing, and filling the cash cycle gap

Summary: Invoicing for products or services is, technically, a type of short-term credit that the supplier or seller extends to the purchaser. But because the supplier is giving their client extra time to pay, it could make things tough when the supplier’s bills come due. How does the supplier fill that gap if traditional financing – from a bank or credit union – won’t work for them?

Catherine Killam

Presenter Bio: Catherine is currently working as a software product specialist for Jack Henry and Associates. She previously worked as a classical singer, a tour guide, and a skin care “consultant”, none of which stuck. Tonight’s topic is inspired entirely by her new job, as her company took a total flyer on someone who knew nothing about commercial lending products when they hired her.

Drum Corps: Creating Towards Perfection

Summary: Drum corps may be something that you once witnessed as a child. Perhaps you saw it on PBS, or maybe you attended a show on a summer evening. Regardless of how familiar you are with it, I’ll show you what it is that makes drum corps so special and unique. I’ll also discuss how any fan of theatre, cinema, dance, math, athletics, visual arts and design, and (obviously) music can find a way to appreciate something about this sport.

Christopher Adams

Presenter Bio: Christopher holds no advanced degrees, and probably hasn’t spoken on a stage since…2001-ish? He also hasn’t drummed on a stage since around 2005 and it shows. That is, if you don’t count a handful of remarkable karaoke renditions of Beck’s “Sexx Laws”. If you weren’t there, you missed out on something amazing.

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