Nerd Nites are a global phenomenon, with events held in over 100 locations across the world. Nerd Nite Calgary launched in May 2014 with a simple formula: three ~20 minute nerdy presentations in a friendly, public environment (in other words, at a pub, with drinks). As we say, “it’s like discovery channel(tm), with beer.”

Calgary Bosses

Frank Koutis

Frank Koutis

It may surprise you to learn but Frank has only been a nerd since starting Nerd Nite in Calgary in May of 2014. Prior to that he always identified as a geek and this conflict has weighted heavily on him.  You can see the tragedy of this when he forgets what’s he’s talking about during his opening remarks of a Nerd Nite.  Besides that, Frank is an ‘IT’ guy where he spends all his days figuring out ridiculous command lines in an attempt to avoid typing out ridiculously longer command lines. Yet, he still finds time to read up on sciency things, keep up to date on trending memes, debate online and consume as much of the Internets day-to-day life to be able to say … Yeah, I saw that already … when anyone brings up a new exciting story. I can be reached directly at frank (at) nerdnite.com

Erika Smith

Erika Smith

Erika Smith

Erika has been a Nerd Nite enthusiast since 2012, after becoming a regular attendee in YEG…but don’t hold that against her. She was excited to become co-boss of Nerd Nite Calgary with Frank shortly after moving to Calgary in 2014. Erika completed her PhD in Education at the University of Alberta, with a focus on educational technology in higher education, and is currently an Assistant Professor and Faculty Development Consultant at Mount Royal University. She loves teaching, knitting, hiking, yoga, and of course the occasional beer. You can reach Erika at erika.smith {at} nerdnite.com

To contact us please email us at calgary@nerdnite.com


Calgary Nerd Squad

We’re grateful to our Nerd Nite Calgary volunteer squad!

Caydence Photography

Lisa Amos is a photography enthusiast, supporting local businesses with event photography. Having attended Nerd Nite Calgary several times in 2017, she met Frank and Erika. Instantly in love with their business model and guest speakers, Lisa offered to provide photography for Nerd Nite on an ongoing basis. She is currently an Event and Real Estate Photographer for Calgary and area, offering personalised, small business service in this amazing city. Other than business photography, she loves attending concerts to capture bands in action, discovering beautiful moments in nature while on hikes and camping, building community with the amazing people she meets, participating in teaching opportunities, and enjoying the nerdy moments with beer loving Calgarians. You can reach her at Lisa@CaydencePhotography.com and www.CaydencePhotography.com.