NERD NITE #20: Ice Cream, Streetcar Housing, and Antibody Engineering

NERD NITE #20: Ice Cream, Streetcar Housing, and Antibody Engineering

Wed, January 18, 2012

7:30 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$8

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

NERD NITE #20: Ice Cream, Streetcar Housing, and Antibody Engineering
NERD NITE #20: Ice Cream, Streetcar Housing, and Antibody Engineering
Mad science meets ice cream! A suburb made from streetcars! Artificial development of antibodies! All this and more, so come on down for some drinks, beats, and lectures. Plus:

NERD NITE: THE MAGAZINE
We're launching a magazine! Featuring the best from Nerd Nites around the world, with gorgeous photos and infographics. We're giving away FREE copies!

"Closer to the Cow: Robyn's Adventures in Ice Cream"

After Stanford Business School, Robyn attended ice cream school (which is even more fun than it sounds) at Penn State University, and embarked on a quest to perfect the ice cream freezing process using liquid nitrogen. By 2009, she was serving scoops from a customized Radio Flyer wagon. She now has a shop and a legion of fans.

Robyn Sue Fisher will talk about her invention process and entrepreneurial passions. She'll be joined by Cory Bloome, the engineer behind the next gen of ice cream.

"Carville-by-the-Sea: San Francisco's Streetcar Suburb"

One of the quirkiest communities in SF's history, it flowered as an 1890s beach retreat on the sand dunes south of Golden Gate Park. Bohemians, judges, lady bicyclists, and sand-bath-prescribing physicians transformed old transit cars into cottages, clubhouses, mansions, and churches. See what was touted as the "oddest village in the world."

Woody LaBounty and David Gallagher founded the Western Neighborhoods Project, a nonprofit dedicated to the history of western SF (www.outsidelands.org).

"Antibody Engineering (or at least something close)"

Do you get sick? Yes? Well, me, too. Now that we've cleared that up, let's talk about those little guys that help you fight off disease. I'm talking about antibodies; they rock. They rock so hard that, in fact, there is a whole scientific field dedicated to the artificial development of antibodies. We call this field: antibody engineering.

Sai Duriseti is a PhD student at UCSF. He is a gentleman, a scholar, and a troublemaker.

Plus: DJ Alpha Bravo selects vinyl cuts to illuminate our presenters' themes.

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com