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Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Meta

0 rocurley 26 March 2017 05:40PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Meta

WHEN: 27 March 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1045 Mission St., SF

It's been a while since we've reflected on questions like: What is this meetup for? What are we getting out of it, and what do we want to get out of it? How could we do better? What are new formats or topics we could try?

This meetup will be partly collection of feedback, partly brainstorming, and partly putting together concrete plans for the future. (And as usual, I expect there will be some casual conversations, too.)

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: Meta

Meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Meetup - general discussion

0 iarwain1 26 March 2017 01:27PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Meetup - general discussion

WHEN: 26 March 2017 08:00:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Performing Arts and Humanities Bldg 4th floor, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250

No parking restrictions on weekends, so park wherever you want.

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Meetup - general discussion

Meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - April 2017

0 luminosity 25 March 2017 01:02AM

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

WHEN: 02 April 2017 04:00:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: 10 Shepherd Street, Chippendale

Join us from 4 - 6 to sharpen your planning, motivation and other rationality skills. Afterwards there'll be a social dinner for those who want to stick around.

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

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Mini Talks

0 RobinZ 22 March 2017 08:51PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Mini Talks

WHEN: 26 March 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

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

This week, we will be taking turns delivering short lectures on random topics.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Apr. 2: Great Filter
  • Apr. 9: Fun & Games
  • Apr. 16: AI Risk/Safety

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Mini Talks

Meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

0 Alexander230 21 March 2017 09:26PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

WHEN: 15 April 2017 03:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Большая Дорогомиловская, 5к2

Welcome to our custom made role playing game "Hogwarts and methods of rationality", inspired by HPMOR story! It will be intellectual role playing game with rationality-based minigames. You can read more detailed announce and description here: https://goo.gl/Y8oUND

Discussion article for the meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

Meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

0 Alexander230 21 March 2017 08:54PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

WHEN: 07 April 2017 08:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Дубининская, 20

Welcome to the next Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library!

Our plan:

  • A talk about CFAR rationality skills checklist.
  • Fallacymania game.
  • Tower of Chaos game.

Details about Fallacymania and Tower of Chaos and game materials can be found here: http://lesswrong.com/lw/oco/custom_games_that_involve_skills_related_to/

Meetup schedule is here: https://lesswrong-ru.hackpad.com/-7-2017-j5coH55igc4

Come to "Nauchka", ul.Dubininskaya, 20. Entrance through the Central children library #14. Nearest metro station is Paveletskaya. Map is here: http://nauchka.ru/contacts/ . If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Meetup begins at 20:00, the length is 2 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

Meetup : Melbourne Social Meeetup: March

0 Maelin 21 March 2017 09:17AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meeetup: March

WHEN: 24 March 2017 06:30:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: The Bull and Bear Tavern, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Come along for this month's Social Meetup, now on the exciting new schedule of the fourth Friday of the month!

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/463034997361085/

Social meetups are informal get-togethers where we chat about topics of interest and have a couple of drinks together.

WHEN? Friday March 24, 18:30 until late. Don't worry about being on time, though - it's fine to rock up whenever.

WHERE? The Bull & Bear Tavern, on Flinders Lane (just a short walk from Flinders St Station).

FOOD? The B&B does reasonable traditional pub food and we usually share a few plates of wedges. For those who stay late, we often go for a late night meal at around 11pm

CONTACT? Any issues on the night, call or text Richard on 0421231789

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meeetup: March

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

0 Alexander230 19 March 2017 01:51PM

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

WHEN: 29 March 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 : SF Meetup: Projects

0 maia 17 March 2017 05:31AM

Discussion article for the meetup : SF Meetup: Projects

WHEN: 20 March 2017 06:15:31PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1769 15th St., SF

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 quietly. 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 : SF Meetup: Projects

Meetup : MIRIx workshop on Logical Induction

1 Marko 15 March 2017 05:54PM

Discussion article for the meetup : MIRIx workshop on Logical Induction

WHEN: 01 April 2017 08:30:00AM (+0100)

WHERE: Universität Zürich Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland

In the first MIRIx Zurich workshop, we study Logical Induction, based on the paper

https://intelligence.org/files/LogicalInduction.pdf

I will give a non-technical introduction to the main ideas, then we study the mathematical concepts needed to understand Logical Induction in detail. If we progress quickly, we may have time to get started on some original research too.

Discussion article for the meetup : MIRIx workshop on Logical Induction

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