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Meetup : SF Meetup: Cooking

0 maia 30 June 2016 03:24PM

Discussion article for the meetup : SF Meetup: Cooking

WHEN: 11 July 2016 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1597 Howard St., SF

Please note: this meetup is on July 11th, not July 4th. There will be no meetup on July 4th.

We'll be meeting to cook and eat food together!

Here's how this works: I'll send out a planning doc via the bayarealesswrong mailing list, to recruit 3-5 people to bring a recipe and be "leaders" for their particular dish. Everyone else who shows up will help the leaders as needed with the cooking. I'll ask the leaders to populate a grocery list beforehand so that I can do the grocery shopping, and everyone who shows up and helps eat will split the bill.

If you have dietary restrictions and want to come, feel free to mention that on the mailing list thread to encourage others to choose a dish that will work for you - or lead a dish yourself.

Instead of the usual "wait for stragglers" thing, we'll start the meetup as soon as people show up, since cooking can be time consuming.

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: Cooking

Meetup : Baltimore Weekly Meetup

0 iarwain1 30 June 2016 11:34AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore Weekly Meetup

WHEN: 03 July 2016 08:00:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: 1726 reisterstown road pikesville maryland 21208

Pikesville DoubleTree - Hilton, at the restaurant / bar or at one of the tables outside.

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore Weekly Meetup

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

0 RobinZ 29 June 2016 07:24PM

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

WHEN: 03 July 2016 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Meridian Hill Park, Washington DC

We will be going to the park to hang out, play games, and have fun conversation ... outside.

Location: Meridian Hill Park is around 16th & W Streets NW (Google Maps); it's a few blocks away from the Columbia Heights or Woodley Park-Zoo Metro stations. Note that there is a drum circle that meets on Sunday afternoons, so that will probably be audible from where we meet.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jul. 10: Webcomics
  • Jul. 17: Reading Book Excerpts
  • Jul. 24: Fun & Games

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

Meetup : Dallas Meetup

0 DubiousTwizzler 26 June 2016 07:01PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Dallas Meetup

WHEN: 09 July 2016 01:30:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 3725 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001

It's been too long since we last had a Dallas meetup. We will be meeting at Dunn Brothers Coffee. Look for the sign that says "LessWrong" on it.

Feel free to comment or PM me if you have any questions.

Discussion article for the meetup : Dallas Meetup

Meetup : Ann Arbor Area Amalgam of Rationalist-Adjacent Anthropoids: Assemblage at Adam's

0 Asymmetric 24 June 2016 04:39PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Ann Arbor Area Amalgam of Rationalist-Adjacent Anthropoids: Assemblage at Adam's

WHEN: 09 July 2016 07:00:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: 2065 Commerce Blvd. #327 Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(Reposted from the advert on the Google Group).

I propose that the next meetup be on Saturday, the Ninth of July in the Two-Thousand-Sixteenth Year of the Common Era, at around 1900 EST.

(It would have been sooner, but I'm busy this weekend and the weekend after is the Fourth of July Weekend.)

If you can read this sentence, you're invited.

If you had to have someone else read that sentence for you or you divined its meaning through clairvoyance or some dark ritual, you're still invited, but in the latter case we will expect a lightning talk on how to practice clairvoyance or dark rituals.

If someone told you about it, you're invited.

If someone re-posted it somewhere else and you read it, you're invited.

--

No level of expertise is required, however I will expect some people to discourse on the subjects of Alabama and Memory.

They know who they are.

Do not worry if you don't think you're interesting enough. You're much more interesting than you think you are.

Even if you're not, you're invited anyway.

If you're interested in anything at all, speak up. No topic is off limits. (I expect civility, but that hasn't ever been an issue and I don't think it will be.)

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We will be meeting at my apartment. Located at: 2065 Commerce Blvd. #327 Ann Arbor, MI 48103

If you need a ride there or back, please let someone know or mail the group well beforehand so we can figure out a way to transport you.

The apartment building has two entrances. If you go around the strip of buildings, there will be a parking lot, vast and free. Buzz at the door (just push the button labelled 327) and I (or someone) will let you in.

To get there on the bus from Down Town Ann Arbor, you can:

  • Take the 28 to Pine Lake Cooperative which is near Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Take the 29 bus to Liberty and Maple, cross to the kitty corner (there are push-buttons on the signals), and walk south on Maple to Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Take the 27 bus to Pauline and Maple and walk north to Pennsylvania Avenue.

Pennsylvania Avenue leads into the back parking lot, see above for instructions from there.

If you are allergic to cats, please take something for it beforehand.

Discussion article for the meetup : Ann Arbor Area Amalgam of Rationalist-Adjacent Anthropoids: Assemblage at Adam's

Meetup : Moscow: Words of estimative probability, transparency illusion, belief investigation, rational games

0 berekuk 24 June 2016 12:23AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: Words of estimative probability, transparency illusion, belief investigation, rational games

WHEN: 26 June 2016 02:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Большая Дорогомиловская, 5к2

Note: most our members join meetups via other channels. Still, the correlation between "found out about Moscow meetups via lesswrong.com" and "is a great fit for our community" is very high. So we're posting just a short link to the hackpad document with the schedule here instead of the full translation of the announcement into English.

Pad with the details about 26.06.2016 meetup.

We're meeting at the "Kocherga" anticafe, as usual.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: Words of estimative probability, transparency illusion, belief investigation, rational games

Meetup : Baltimore Weekly Meetup

0 iarwain1 23 June 2016 04:28PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore Weekly Meetup

WHEN: 26 June 2016 08:00:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: 1726 reisterstown road pikesville maryland 21208

Pikesville DoubleTree - Hilton, at the restaurant / bar or at one of the tables outside.

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore Weekly Meetup

Meetup : SF Meetup: Projects

0 maia 23 June 2016 04:03PM

Discussion article for the meetup : SF Meetup: Projects

WHEN: 27 June 2016 06:15:45PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1597 Howard St., San Francisco

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: three zero one, three five six, five four two four.

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 : Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

0 Bryan-san 22 June 2016 09:10PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

WHEN: 26 June 2016 02:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 12651 Vance Jackson Rd #118, San Antonio, TX 78230

Meetup to discuss rationality and all things LessWrong at Yumi Berry.

Look for the sign that says "LW".

Discussion article for the meetup : Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fermi Estimates

0 RobinZ 22 June 2016 01:13AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fermi Estimates

WHEN: 26 June 2016 03:30:00PM (-0400)

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

We will be meeting in the courtyard to do Fermi estimates. Please come with things in mind for others to estimate (questions you know or can find the answer to). The link includes examples.

As usual, side conversations are allowed and encouraged.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jul. 3: Outdoor Fun & Games
  • Jul. 10: Webcomics
  • Jul. 17: Reading Book Excerpts

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fermi Estimates

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