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Meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - August 2017

0 luminosity 24 June 2017 02:02PM

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

WHEN: 06 August 2017 04:00:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: 10 Shepherd Street, Chippendale

Join us for another chance to polish your planning, motivational and other rationality skills. Social dinner afterwards.

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

Meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - July 201

0 luminosity 24 June 2017 02:02PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - July 201

WHEN: 02 July 2017 04:00:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: 10 Shepherd Street, Chippendale

Join us for another chance to polish your planning, motivational and other rationality skills. Social dinner afterwards.

Discussion article for the meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - July 201

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games and Singing

0 rocurley 23 June 2017 07:45PM

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

WHEN: 26 June 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

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

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 this meetup has 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 and Singing

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

0 Alexander230 21 June 2017 09:57PM

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

WHEN: 28 June 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 July Meetup

0 PonchoPal 21 June 2017 06:41PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Denver Area LW July Meetup

WHEN: 11 July 2017 07:00:00PM (-0600)

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

At Darcy's Bistro & Pub, moved to Second Tuesday to avoid conflict with the holiday. We're usually in the back room, but we may be at outside tables, weather permitting. You can find us by asking for Steven Zuber's group. Conversation topics are often posted on the Facebook or meetup group page a few days prior, but conversation is generally very casual.

Discussion article for the meetup : Denver Area LW July Meetup

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Bike Shedding

0 RobinZ 20 June 2017 11:50PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Bike Shedding

WHEN: 25 June 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

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

We will be meeting in the courtyard to discuss bike shedding - spending a lot of energy on unproductive debate about peripheral details - and some of the times it can be worthwhile anyway.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jul. 2: Self Care
  • Jul. 9: Fun & Games

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Bike Shedding

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Group Debugging

0 rocurley 19 June 2017 05:22AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Group Debugging

WHEN: 19 June 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

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

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.

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: Group Debugging

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

1 RobinZ 15 June 2017 01:58PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

WHEN: 18 June 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

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

We will be meeting in the courtyard to hang out, play games, and engage in fun conversation.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jun. 25: Bike Shedding
  • Jul. 2: Self Care

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

Meetup : June Rationality Dojo - Melbourne

0 Chriswaterguy 14 June 2017 07:17AM

Discussion article for the meetup : June Rationality Dojo - Melbourne

WHEN: 18 June 2017 03:30:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Less Wrong Melbourne dojo, 18 June 2017

NOTE VENUE (The Henley Club in central CBD)

THIS MONTH:

We continue running though the aspiring rationalist community's foundational lessons. We will also have an "advanced Less Wronger" reading prepared, for those who are very familiar with the concepts (whether or not you're an old hand in LW).

The discussion draws on some of the content in the Less Wrong Sequences, plus a few key concepts from the top books in relevant fields.

Facilitated by Adam Karlovsky.

Bring some snacks/drinks (bonus points for healthy), some friends, and an open but critical mind. We generally go for dinner afterwards.

WHO ARE WE AND WHY DO WE MEET?

The Less Wrong Melbourne Rationality Dojos are a chance to polish your planning, motivational, critical thinking and other rationality skills. We welcome new members who are interested in exploring rationality. We're "aspiring rationalists" and always open to learn.

BRING:

  • An inquiring mind, and observations you may have on the topic.
  • Perhaps a snack to share. (Healthy snack choice is optional but welcome.)

WHEN:

3:30pm to 6:30pm (and then optional dinner). Come early to catch up, and the meeting proper will begin at 4pm sharp.

At about 6:30pm some of us generally head for dinner nearby, and you are welcome to join us.

WHERE:

The Henley Club Level 1, 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne CBD https://goo.gl/maps/vmFL6JeKQSD2

It's down a lane (off Little Bourke, near Elizabeth) and one flight up a stairwell. If you have trouble, text or call Adam on 0412 064 542.

Discussion article for the meetup : June Rationality Dojo - Melbourne

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Short Talks

0 rocurley 12 June 2017 07:11PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Short Talks

WHEN: 12 June 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

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

We’ll be meeting to give and listen to very short talks!

We’ll do 7-minute lightning talks with 3 additional minutes allowed for questions. We’ll also limit the number of programming-related talks to no more than half of all talks, in order to promote variety.

A talk doesn’t have to be formal, planned, or even something that you’d expect someone to Give A Talk About; it can be as simple as telling the group about something you find interesting or cool. In the past, we’ve had people talk about topics like: how complicated the process of organizing fresh food for airplane flights is, their experience volunteering for a local political campaign, a video game they were designing and writing, and many others.

We don't expect any sort of preparation or practice for these kinds of talks. They're very casual and the expectations are low. If your talk isn't great, it's okay because we'll just move on to another one in a few minutes. If it helps, think of it this way: you're just being given the conversational floor for a few minutes, in a slightly more organized way than usual.

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: Short Talks

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