Nerd Nite Liberia 20th Edition!!

Nerd Nite Liberia 20th Edition!!
past almost 2 years ago

Starts: Tuesday, 20 January, 2015 08:00pm

Ends: Tuesday, 20 January, 2015 11:00pm

Event Details

IT'S HAPPENING.

That's right my people, after a seven month hiatus Nerd Nite is finally coming back to Monrovia. Please join us on Tuesday, January 20th at 8pm at FuZion (14th and Tubman, Sinkor) for the 20th edition of Nerd Nite Liberia!

Presentations include:

Branding 101—By Charles Dorme Cooper

And

Not Just Lincoln and Kennedy: The True Stories of US Presidential Assassinations—By Tracy Slagle

And

Are you sure Suriname is not in Africa?: How the slave trade and the bold acts of a courageous few led to modern day African villages in the heart of the Surinamese jungle—By Dara Lipton

Here's more info on the presenters and presentations:

Branding 101—By Charles Dorme Cooper

Branding has proven to be the single most effective device for influencing consumers in today's marketplace. In fact our identities can be largely defined by the brands we interact with, whether it's by those we actively select or reject, or by those we simply don't notice. Every day we are exposed to between 3,500 to 5,000 brands, and a brand can often be the most valuable asset on a major corporation's balance sheet. In his presentation Charles will explain the basic concepts of branding, using examples from some of the world’s most prominent brands.

Charles Dorme Cooper is a Liberian communication designer who specializes in branding, marketing, graphic design and web development. With over a decade of experience, his clients have included Bank of America, Blackboard Inc., ePals Inc., UNICEF, USAID, World Bank/IFC, PSI Liberia, the Liberia Maritime Authority, the National Investment Commission of Liberia, and the National Port Authority of Liberia. He is a co-founder of Liberia's first "dot-com" company, www.COOKSHOP.biz, and he is also a founding member of the Liberia Marathon Trust. Mr. Cooper has degrees in Graphic Design and Visual Communication.

Not Just Lincoln and Kennedy: The True Stories of US Presidential Assassinations—By Tracy Slagle

Facts surrounding American presidential assassinations tend to get lost in silly conspiracy theories or nonsensical coincidences - when the facts about the more than twelve successful and attempted assassinations are often even stranger than fiction. Learn about the assassin who, after being the most unpopular member in a vegetarian free love cult, decided he should kill the President, the number of would be assassins that were instructed by either God or a dead president (or Charles Manson) in a dream to murder the President, and why poor President Ford was the only President to be the victim of assassination attempts by women.

Tracy currently works for Tiyatien Health, where she spends her days talking about community health interventions and policy, and supporting the Ministry of Health's management of the EVD Response. During her free time she likes to tell anecdotal stories about American presidents, which her friends have assured her is a perfectly normal thing to interject into conversations. Tracy is also sorry that she is giving this presentation again to those that have already seen it, but her only other options on short notice were discussing the developmental stages of kittens or Taylor Swift, so she thought everyone would enjoy this more.

Are you sure Suriname is not in Africa?: How the slave trade and the bold acts of a courageous few led to modern day African villages in the heart of the Surinamese jungle—By Dara Lipton

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, hundreds of thousands of slaves were transported from various countries in West Africa to the Caribbean and northern South America to work the plantations of their British, Portuguese, French and Dutch slave owners. Many of these newly arriving slaves fled into the rainforest and created independent communities that survive today and retain many of the linguistic, cultural, and social characteristics of their West African ancestors. Dara will focus on these retentions among the West African descendants living in the jungles of Suriname.

Dara works for an INGO in Monrovia focusing on civil society and media sector strengthening, has lived in Liberia for two years (as of January 10th), and has been the host of Nerd Nite since July 2013. She hopes you will be inspired by this evening’s Nerd Nite to sign up and present next month.

See you Tuesday!