Software developer, tech community organizer and outspoken advocate for the introverted.
The Most Mysterious Book In the World
"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."
In honor of International Literacy Day, PechaKucha Night Asheville Organizer Jay Hill's "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8 is being featured as PechaKucha of the Day! In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. Watch this presentation to check out what Jay has to say about the ever-mysterious Voynich Manuscript!
Beneath the City
Beneath our glass and concrete urban cityscapes lie subterranean landscapes, as varied and unique as their skyward counterparts. PechaKucha Night Asheville organizer Jay Hill discusses how we encounter and interact with underground spaces and communities, calling us to excavate issues in our communities through PechaKucha Night.
The Monty Hall Problem
The so-called "Monty Hall problem" is a probability puzzle that captured the public imagination when it was widely publicized in the early 1990s. This popularization and a backlash from flummoxed mathematics PhDs raised some interesting issues around gender. In his PechaKucha talk, Jay Hill explores a bit of this history and tries to give an explanation of the problem.