So...finally have these things going...hopefully I'm using them correctly
Shameless Self Promotion 2: This Time….It’s Personal
August 4, 2015
With the first post of August (speaking of which, what the hell happened to July? I swear it’s only been a week since Independence Day) I’ve decided this should be an amalgam of a number of things I’ve intended to do on the blog over the past few weeks, as well taking an advantage of a little self-produced advertising. Some of you may remember that a bit more than a year ago I posted my first Shameless Self Promotion item on the blog, in which I outlined that I would be speaking at Nerd Nite Denver. That night allowed me to nerd out on what I do for a living (I pull the internet out of space…no big deal) and as a consequence I made some connections with some really fantastic people whom I still keep in touch with. It is with no small amount of personal satisfaction I am happy to say that I will once again be taking the stage at Nerd Nite on September 24th. I very much hope that every one of you is able to join me for the event, because even if you aren’t willing to let your inner nerd out you should still enjoy the topic on which I will be speaking: The Science of Beer.
With this opportunity, I am also planning to recount an entry by some of my fellow Nerd Nite regulars in a blog contest I did almost as long ago in which I asked readers to pick an ingredient and a beer type. The winner of the contest was a peach saison, but the tweet of “Sopapilla Stout” from the Girls of Geek stuck with me as something of a challenge. As such, I will be brewing a batch of Cliff Diver Sopapilla Stout to be ready by the evening of September 24th. Of course the ladies from Girls of Geek as well as the head bad ass of Nerd Nite Sarah will be receiving some of this concoction, but I figure since there will be plenty to spare I might as well give y’all a chance to win some for yourself!
This contest is going to be much more abbreviated than those in the past and require a bit of creative flair from the entries, but it will be worth it. Since I will be talking about all of the sciency stuff that goes into beer and am very much a child of the 80’s. I’ve selected “Beer’d Science” as the title of my speech (if you don’t get the reference you were deprived as a child) and such will need someone to apply that title to the logo from which it’s derived, shown below.
I will accept entries through 8/8 via the social medias and the form on the blog, and whichever entry wins will receive not only get their hands on some Cliff Diver Sopapilla Stout but will have their logo featured in my deck during Nerd Nite! So break out the Photoshop, grab a pint and get those creative juices flowing folks! I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with and even more so to see everyone in September. Cheers Everyone!