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Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Belated Pi Day! – Tranzac-292 Brunswick Avenue

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Season Finale – Tranzac-292 Brunswick Avenue

 


Nerd Nite Toronto – Belated Pi Day
Thursday March 23, 2017
Tranzac
7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00
$5 at the door

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Join us for a belated celebration of Pi Day! Come early to grab a slice of pie (or two!) for $2 each. Plus, two great presentations and mind-bending trivia.

$5 at the door, doors open at 7, we get started at 7:30.

Presentation One:
“Spatial Skills vs Serial Killers” by Hendrik Nommik

It’s GIS meets CSI! What are spatial skills, how do they relate to GIS, and how could they be used to catch a killer? Hendrik Nommik talks about GIS (Georgraphical Information Systems), spatial skills, and how they’re used in ways you might not even be aware of, and how geographic profiling is more complicated than CSI makes it seem.

Hendrik has a B.SC in Geography from the University of Calgary, where his studies focused on GIS and the environment. He has spent over a dozen years providing GIS support and solutions to provincial, regional, and municipal governments, as well as NGOs and private companies, on projects ranging from property mapping, forestry, utilities (hydro and fibre optics) to historical and conservation mapping.

Presentation Two: 
“Superhero Movies and Television: A State of the Industry” by Andrew Ivimey and Diana McCallum

Superhero movies keep getting bigger budgets and higher box office grosses, and every television channel wants to have a superhero tentpole show leaving some to wonder, are we reaching critical mass, and will the superhero bubble burst or simply continue to grow? How has the art of comic book adaptations evolved and devolved, and where will it all go. Andrew Ivimey and Diana McCallum, the creators of superhero comedy website FromSuperheroes.com and hosts of The Talk From Superheroes Podcast break it all down.

Andrew Ivimey and Diana McCallum are the creators of the web phenomena Texts From Superheroes which has been featured on Cracked.com, BuzzFeed and Time.com, to name a few. Since its inception in 2012 Texts From Superheroes has expanded to the From Superheroes network, including the YouTube series Sketch From Superheroes and the podcast Talk From Superheroes.