Long-time NYC Nerds might know that Nerd Nite is one of the best places to go for lectures, libations, and likeminded geekwads, with presentations focusing on all sorts of eclectic and intriguing topics. I've been to several, and always enjoyed myself enormously. Well, I guess steno is now officially interesting enough for nerds, because Hesky is going to be giving a presentation on how steno works, with me as his open captioner!
On Friday, March 14th, 2014, at 9:00 pm, there will be three lectures, and the third of them will be:
Presentation #3 Stenography: Thought-to-Text at 240 Words-per-Minute by Hesky Fisher & Mirabai Knight Description: Have you ever seen closed captioning and wondered how anybody can type that fast? Have you ever wanted to be able to type that fast yourself? If so, then you’ll want to learn about stenography. Join us for a tour of the surprisingly colorful history of stenography and get a crash course in how you too can learn to type at 240 words per minute! Also, as a demonstration of the topic, this talk will be live captioned. Bios: Hesky Fisher is a computer programmer working at Google. In his spare time he is the lead developer for Plover, the first open source stenography application. Mirabai Knight, CCP is a Certified CART Provider in NYC. she is the sole proprietor of StenoKnight CART Services and the founder of Plover and its parent organization, The Open Steno Project. Fun!
(The other two lectures are on brains and number distributions, which look fascinating in their own right.)
Buy tickets here! $14 for lectures plus trivia; $10 for lectures only.