Discussion article for the meetup : Vancouver Fermi Estimation
Hi LW, you should come to our meetup.
As usual, we meet downtown in the HSBC building lobby at 18:00, on Thursday. Try to be there before 18:30.
This time, I have something for you. I've determined that Fermi estimation and quantitative intuition in general are super valuable rationality skills, so I'm going to attempt to learn us some fermi estimation. It will be hopefully a well prepared lesson full of excercises, concepts and optional homework. Can't find the right word for it. Is it a lesson? An excercise? Activity? Drill? We'll see. I promise fun and math. Come on out.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come. If I can and it makes sense, I'll post some optional prepatory material before the meetup and all my notes after.
There will probably be other exciting things happening too. Good stuff happens when you get a bunch of aspiring rationalists together.
Our mailing list is vancouver-rationalists on google groups.