Discussion article for the meetup : SF Meetup: Group Debugging
UPDATE: This meetup's location has been changed. This meetup will now be held outside, at the courtyard behind the Market on Market. Here's a map to the approximate location: https://map.what3words.com/slick.delay.toward The courtyard is accessible to pedestrians from the east side of 10th St., or by walking through The Market from Market St. You can call the same phone number if you're having any problems locating us.
We’ll be meeting to solve each other’s problems!
Here's how it works: we’ll have everyone brainstorm silently for a few minutes, then go around and summarize what problems we might like to work on; then people can break up into smaller conversations according to problems they think they could be most helpful with. This format is now what I'd call "tried and true".
For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): three zero one, three five six, five four two four.
We meet and start hanging out at 6:15, but don’t officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:45-7 to accommodate stragglers. Usually there is a food order that goes out before we start the meetup topic.
About these meetups:
The mission of the SF LessWrong meetup is to provide a fun, low-key social space with some structured interaction, where new and non-new community members can mingle and have interesting conversations. Everyone is welcome.
We explicitly encourage people to split off from the main conversation or diverge from the topic if that would be more fun for them (moving side conversations into a separate part of the space if appropriate). Meetup topics are here as a tool to facilitate fun interaction, and we certainly don’t want them to inhibit it.