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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Legos

0 RobinZ 25 August 2016 07:23PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Legos

WHEN: 28 August 2016 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Mosaic at Metro Apartments

This week, we will be meeting to play with Legos. Richard (our host) will hold a house building contest:

  • He will set up baseplates with minifig people on them: elves, wizards, pirates, robots etc.
  • Each person chooses a group, gets a random bag of bricks, and builds a house for the group.
  • People are encouraged to trade for parts so they can get the colors or decorations that fit.
  • At the end, he will hand out three gems to everyone, and each person gives a gem to the house they think is: best engineered, most aesthetically pleasing, and most suitable for the people.

...but Legos will be available for unstructured play as well.

And, as always, side conversations are allowed and encouraged.

Directions:

Take the metro to the Prince Georges Plaza metro stop, or park in the metro garage there.

As you come up the metro escalators, you will be facing a traffic circle, and Belcrest Road. Go around the circle, continue, and take a right on the next street (Belcrest Road); the building entrance will be on your right. Call or email Richard Bruns (richardbruns [at] gmail.com) so he can let you in or send someone to do so.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Sep. 4: Fun & Games
  • Sep. 11: Singing
  • Sep. 18: Steelmanning

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Legos

Meetup : Baltimore Area Weekly Meetup

0 iarwain1 25 August 2016 05:52PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore Area Weekly Meetup

WHEN: 28 August 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 Area Weekly Meetup

Meetup : Moscow: rationalist culture, applied consequentialism, Stanovich

0 berekuk 24 August 2016 08:02PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: rationalist culture, applied consequentialism, Stanovich

WHEN: 28 August 2016 02:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Большая Дорогомиловская, д.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 28.08.2016 meetup.

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

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: rationalist culture, applied consequentialism, Stanovich

Meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

0 Alexander230 22 August 2016 08:50PM

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

WHEN: 09 September 2016 07:50:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Дубининская, 20

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

Our plan:

Meetup schedule is here: https://lesswrong-ru.hackpad.com/-9-2016-5YTwkfG7DdF

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

Meetup begins at 19:50, the length is 2 hours.

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

Meetup : SF Meetup: Fun and Games

0 maia 20 August 2016 03:13PM

Discussion article for the meetup : SF Meetup: Fun and Games

WHEN: 22 August 2016 06:15:10PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1597 Howard St., SF

We’ll be meeting to play board (and other) games!

I have Dominion, Ticket to Ride, Suburbia, Set, and standard playing cards. Please feel free to bring other games you’d like to play.

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.

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: Fun and Games

Meetup : Baltimore Area Weekly Meetup

0 iarwain1 18 August 2016 12:24AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore Area Weekly Meetup

WHEN: 21 August 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 Area Weekly Meetup

Meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Zendo, Tower of Chaos

0 Alexander230 17 August 2016 06:39PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Zendo, Tower of Chaos

WHEN: 24 August 2016 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).

Details about the game: http://goo.gl/BtRVhB

  • Zendo: table game with guessing the rules about items placement on the table.

Game rules: https://goo.gl/RW2Fx7

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

Game rules: https://goo.gl/u9qgc3

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 3.5 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Zendo, Tower of Chaos

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Mini Talks

0 RobinZ 17 August 2016 03:19AM

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

WHEN: 21 August 2016 03:30:00PM (-0400)

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

This week, we will be meeting in the courtyard to take turns delivering short lectures on random topics.

As always, side conversations are allowed and encouraged.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Aug. 28: Legos
  • Sep. 4: Fun & Games
  • Sep. 11: Singing

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

Meetup : Rationality Meetup Vienna

0 Viliam 16 August 2016 08:21PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Rationality Meetup Vienna

WHEN: 20 August 2016 03:00:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Kaisermühlenstraße 24

15:00 - 15:30 arrival and social time 15:30 official start with an introduction round 16:00 defining the topic(s) of the day (might be one big presentation or open microphone which means everyone can offer short talks or topics for discussion) 18:00 cleaning the room and then leaving for dinner https://www.facebook.com/events/525225234355376/ google map shows a wrong place, the meetup is across the street from the train station Wien Stadlau (better instructions are on facebook)

Discussion article for the meetup : Rationality Meetup Vienna

Meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: August

0 Maelin 15 August 2016 02:56PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: August

WHEN: 19 August 2016 06:30:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: Bull & Bear Tavern, 347 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia 3000

This month's Social Meetup is on as scheduled!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/595410943963246/

Social Meetups are casual get-togethers held on the third Friday of each month. They are informal events where we sit around and chat over a few drinks and a meal. Sometimes we will play games as well.

Where? Bull & Bear Tavern, 347 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

When? Friday 19th August, starting from 6:30pm. Start time is loose so show up whenever. We are usually there until about 11pm.

Dinner? The B&B serves reasonable pub food and we will usually share some wedges or similar. A few of us typically go for a late dinner after the event. Recently we've been going to Father's Office which offers late night a la carte dining at half price.

Contact? Any issues or questions, contact Chris on 0439471632.

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: August

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