Nerd Nite North Bay #11: Indie Baseball, Free Law and Hamilton Airfield
Join Nerd Nite North Bay’s expert speakers for our September 1st show on running an independent baseball team, becoming your own lawyer and the history of Hamilton Air Field!
Three Nerdy Talks. Fresh Beer. Just $5. Door at 7PM, Show at 7:30PM. Note food IS available at the venue!
Tickets at: http://hopmonk-novato.inticketing.com/events/509613/nerd-nite-north-bay/
Experiments and Business in Independent Baseball
Hear how the local Sonoma Stompers ended up on NPR, fulfill (and crush) baseball dreams, and learn about the day to day work reality needed to juggle business ops with OPS and squeeze out success in the wildly misnamed “Business of Baseball”. While even Billy Beane’s Moneyball A’s spent fifty three million dollars, discover how the freedom to experiment on a shoestring budget makes independent baseball in America’s small towns the new, true laboratory of baseball.
Theo Fightmaster oversees baseball and business operations for the Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, a job that includes ticket sales, merchandising, public relations, front office management, corporate partnerships and a dozen other hats.
Legal Justice League
Free Law in The Age of Ultr-a Expensive Lawyers
Getting a divorce, writing a will, wrangling with a landlord, or filing another lawsuit against Barack Obama for implanting spy devices in your brain is expensive! Public law libraries and lawyer-librarians are your free one-stop-shop for all legal problems. Find out about the huge financial (and no so large legal) differences between paid and free legal services, and find out what the free legal library can do to make your legal shenanigans look a lot less shenanigan-y.
Coral Henning is the Director of the Sacramento County Public Law Library and has worked in County law libraries for 30 years. She has a J.D. from GGU School of Law and a MLIS from San Jose State University. Recently she went to Pickle, Kraut, and Fermentation school and is starting an artisan pickle business.
Planes, Brains and Aviation Ordeals
History and Invention at Novato’s Hamilton Air Field
Travel back to a time when Marin’s skies were filled with B-12s and hear how Novato’s own Hamilton Air Field accidentally sent the first mainland planes into battle in World War II. Hamilton Field evolved from an Air Force Base to an Army Base to a critical component of NORAD and today ranks as TripAdvisor’s #1 Novato attraction. Learn about the history of Hamilton Air Field, the classic California architecture located on the base, and how the closure of a massive military installation can lead to new opportunities.
Ray Dwelly is the Director of Operations at the Hamilton Field History Museum, which he helped build and curate. His interest in aviation began as a Naval Flight Engineer on P2V-5F Neptune Patrol Planes.
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