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Jay Hill

Software Developer in Asheville United States

Software developer, tech community organizer and outspoken advocate for the introverted.

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The Most Mysterious Book In the World

BY JAY HILL
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"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 DayPechaKucha 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!

 

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What Happened at Skeleton Lake

BY JAY HILL
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 18, 2016

Jay Hill shares one of history's mysteries.

A frozen lake full of human skeletons is discovered in the Himalayas, launching a decades-long quest to solve a centuries-old mystery.

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Beneath the City

BY JAY HILL
@ VOL 156 ON APR 13, 2018

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.

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The Monty Hall Problem

BY JAY HILL
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

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.

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