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Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

0 rocurley 21 April 2017 03:13AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

WHEN: 24 April 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1769 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3333, United States

We’ll be meeting to work on projects!

Near the beginning, we’ll go around and talk about what we’ll be working on, then do a couple of pomodoros. At some point we’ll break into general conversations and socializing.

For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): 301-458-0764.

Format:

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.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Slate Star Codex

0 RobinZ 20 April 2017 02:57PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Slate Star Codex

WHEN: 23 April 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

This week, we will be meeting in the courtyard to discuss the blog Slate Star Codex and essays therefrom.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Apr. 30: Fun & Games
  • May 7: Regression to the Mean

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Slate Star Codex

Meetup : Chicago Applied Rationality Training

0 mingyuan 20 April 2017 01:32PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Applied Rationality Training

WHEN: 23 April 2017 01:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Harper Memorial Library Room 148, 1116 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

The Chicago rationality group meets every Sunday from 1-3 PM in Room 148 of Harper Memorial Library. Though we meet on the University of Chicago campus, anyone is welcome to attend.

More applied rationality training this Sunday! At this week's meeting I'll be teaching Factoring, which is fun and easy and super useful! Don't worry if you missed the last meeting; I can get newcomers caught up during the lesson.

If you are planning to come to this week's meeting, please take ten or so minutes to build a 'bugs list' - a list of problems in your life that we'll target with the applied rationality techniques. The generic prompt is "Everything would be perfect in my life, and I would be the best possible version of myself, except that… [bug].”

Request to be added to our Google Group if you're interested in rationality-related events in the Chicago area and I'll approve you!

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Applied Rationality Training

Meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

0 Alexander230 18 April 2017 09:46PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

WHEN: 26 April 2017 07:40:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Moscow, B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2

Welcome to Moscow LW community makeshift games! In that games, some rationality skills are involved, so you can practise while you playing!

  • Fallacymania: it is a game where you guess logical fallacies in arguments, or practise using logical fallacies yourself (depending on team in which you will be).

  • Tower of Chaos: funny game with guessing the rules of human placement on a Twister mat.

  • Scientific Discovery: modified version of Zendo with simultaneous turns for all players.

Details about the games: http://goo.gl/Mz2i94

Come to antikafe "Kocherga", ul.B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2. The map is here: http://kocherga-club.ru/#contacts . Nearest metro station is Kievskaya. If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Games begin at 19:40, the length is 3 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

Meetup : Denver Area LW May Meetup

0 PonchoPal 18 April 2017 08:13PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Denver Area LW May Meetup

WHEN: 02 May 2017 07:00:00PM (-0600)

WHERE: 4955 South Ulster Street #103, Denver, CO

Casual meetup at the usual time and place. We typically meet in the back room, unless the weather is nice enough to be outside.

Discussion article for the meetup : Denver Area LW May Meetup

Meetup : First Medellin, Colombia Meetup

0 jpulgarin 17 April 2017 11:03PM

Discussion article for the meetup : First Medellin, Colombia Meetup

WHEN: 06 May 2017 06:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Starbucks Coffee One Plaza, Medellin

In the spirit of http://lesswrong.com/lw/bc2/setting_up_lw_meetups_in_unlikely_places_positive/, I'm holding a meetup in Medellin, Colombia. I've been living here for 2 years now, and want to see if there are any other LW readers.

It will be held at the Starbucks located in the "One Plaza" office building at 6pm on Saturday, May 6th. I will have a copy of 'Quantum Computing Since Democritus' at my table for easy identification, and commit to being at Starbucks until 7pm even if nobody shows up.

Discussion article for the meetup : First Medellin, Colombia Meetup

Meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - May 2017

0 luminosity 17 April 2017 01:03AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - May 2017

WHEN: 07 May 2017 04:00:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: 10 Shepherd Street, Chippendale

Come improve your plans, motivation and other rationality skills at our monthly dojo. Dinner afterwards with the group nearby.

Discussion article for the meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - May 2017

Meetup : Madrid - Rationality lecture and activities

0 pvs 15 April 2017 10:19PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Madrid - Rationality lecture and activities

WHEN: 21 April 2017 05:00:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Ciudad Universitaria, Plaza Ciencias, 3, 28040 Madrid

Next Friday, we will give a small lecture about rationality at the mathematics faculty of the Complutense University of Madrid. After that, we will have some discussion and/or other activities.

The specific classroom is not known yet, but I will post it as soon as possible.

Discussion article for the meetup : Madrid - Rationality lecture and activities

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

0 rocurley 15 April 2017 08:19PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

WHEN: 17 April 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1769 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3333, United States

We’re trying a new format this week!

Some people don’t like board games, and based on our straw poll at the recent meta meetup, most of those people seem to like group singing. So we’re gonna try doing a meetup with both.

We have a variety of games, but feel free to bring your own.

We’ll also bring lyrics for some songs to sing together. If there’s anything you really like singing and think other people might know, please feel free to bring it or a link to lyrics for it that we can pull up. A rhythm instrument might be nice to bring, iff. you know the particular songs we’re doing well enough to keep up easily.

For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): 301-458-0764.

Format:

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.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

Meetup : Chicago Rationality Meeting: Applied Rationality Training

0 mingyuan 14 April 2017 12:08AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Rationality Meeting: Applied Rationality Training

WHEN: 16 April 2017 01:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Harper Memorial Library Room 148, 1116 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

The Chicago rationality group meets every Sunday from 1-3 PM in Room 148 of Harper Memorial Library. Though we meet on the University of Chicago campus, anyone is welcome to attend.

For the next few weeks I will be giving lessons in applied rationality! This week's lesson will be introductory and will include trigger action planning, and we'll see where it goes from there based on people's interests.

We also have a new Google Group - request to be added if you're interested in rationality-related events in the Chicago area and I'll approve you!

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Rationality Meeting: Applied Rationality Training

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