Saturday: Geeks’ Choice

Two big geek happenings are happening now — one serious (the Trenton Computer Festival), one tongue-in-cheek, mostly for fun, the official Geek Weekend for PiDays 

Tomorrow (Saturday, March 10) at TCF, see Aram Friedman’s portable planetarium at 11:20  and hear Jeff Gomez, of Starlight Runner, give the keynote speech at 2:35 p..m. on “From the Inner City to Pandora: the Power of Story in a Tech-Driven World.” Plus you can soak up all those bargains in the marketplace and attend the many workshops. 

Today through Sunday (and continuing on Albert Einstein’s Actual Birthday, Wednesday, March 14) enjoy all kinds of informative and/or zany activities in downtown Princeton. My favorites are the trolley tours (hourly from 11 a.m . to 4 p.m. on Saturday and led by none other than Pi Day Princess herself, Mimi O,) and the sockless sock hop (because of course Einstein is famous for not wearing socks, 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

 I’ll leave the hop early, though, for the 5 p.m. Saturday Evening Worship Gathering, an informal service at Princeton United Methodist, at Nassau & Vandeventer, where seminary intern Anna Gillette will discuss and lead interactive worship on a topic in the “Courage to Question” series, namely “Can We Be Angry with God?”

Einstein did have something to say about that, according to the quotes compiled by Alice Calaprice in The New Quotable Einstein.  “I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures or has a will of his own that we experience in ourselves…”

What does religion have to do with science and technology? Said Einstein, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

So there you have it — everything from dancing sockless and riding on trolleys to exploring the stars — and  exploring the great questions of the universe. It’s all yours to choose, on Saturday.

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One thought on “Saturday: Geeks’ Choice

  1. What’s called the "Trenton Computer Festival" has a wide audience appeal.I’ve gone for the last 2 years. It’s a Geek heaven but also good for folks like me who cannot tell you the latest trends in Open Software, Cloud Computing or codes of all types.There’s also a heavy PC emphasis.Here’s the link: http://www.tcf-nj.org/Friday are the very heavy hitters for the very latest technology trends and details.Saturday offers many more excellent sessions PLUS purchasing opportunities for all kinds of computer-related items. I met many experts willing to share their expertise. Lots of handouts and networking.Last year there was a Sunday so now it’s even more intense & concentrated.Karen Johnson, CPA, PMPAchieving Compliance with efficiencies and effectiveness

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