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Meetup : LW Sao Paulo - Meetup de janeiro

1 leohmarruda 18 January 2017 12:12AM

Discussion article for the meetup : LW Sao Paulo - Meetup de janeiro

WHEN: 28 January 2017 02:00:00PM (-0200)

WHERE: Rua Antônio Carlos, 452. São Paulo, Brazil

Encontro mensal de racionalistas, novatos são bem vindos! Teremos algumas lições de racionalidade prática, discussões diversas e jogos de tabuleiro no final.

Vanilla café - 2o andar

Discussion article for the meetup : LW Sao Paulo - Meetup de janeiro

Meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: January

0 Maelin 16 January 2017 04:09AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: January

WHEN: 20 January 2017 06:30:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: 347 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Come along for our first Social Meetup for 2017!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1815597732048398/

Social meetups are informal get-togethers where we chat about topics of interest. They happen on the third Friday of each month.

WHEN? Friday January 20, 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 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, just call Richard on 0421231789

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: January

Meetup : #10: Making a difference

0 toonalfrink 14 January 2017 05:29PM

Discussion article for the meetup : #10: Making a difference

WHEN: 22 January 2017 03:12:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: Meester Treublaan 18, Amsterdam, Netherlands

(apologies to Tim for choosing this week's subject without consulting him) This week's theme will be 80.000hours, which is an EA-affiliated research group in Oxford that is figuring out for us how to do the most possible good with your career. Spoiler: you can matter a lot, but it's counterintuitive. Are you studying to become a doctor to save lives? You will on average save 3 lives over your career. If you become a Google employee instead, and give half of your income to charity, you might save 2000. If you plan to come, you are kindly requested to read up on 80k's career guide (https://80000hours.org/career-guide/). Buckle up though: it can be quite a life-changing read.

Discussion article for the meetup : #10: Making a difference

Meetup : Baltimore Area / UMBC Weekly Meetup

0 iarwain1 13 January 2017 05:32PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore Area / UMBC Weekly Meetup

WHEN: 15 January 2017 08:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Performing Arts and Humanities Bldg Room 456, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250

Meeting is on 4th floor of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Permit parking designations do not apply on weekends, so park pretty much wherever you want.

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore Area / UMBC Weekly Meetup

Meetup : Kyiv: 14 January 2017 18:15 (+0200)

0 networked 12 January 2017 05:05PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Kyiv: 14 January 2017 18:15 (+0200)

WHEN: 14 January 2017 06:15:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Lva Tolstoho St, 3, Kyiv, Ukraine

We plan to have a short talk about the technological singularity followed by a discussion about the same, talk about the origins of cognitive biases and play Fallacymania. You can find more information about the upcoming meetup (in Ukrainian) here: https://www.meetup.com/LessWrong-Kyiv/events/236816739/. If you plan on coming, please join our group on Meetup.com and RSVP there so that we know how many people to expect. If you join the group, you will get email notifications about future meetups.

Discussion article for the meetup : Kyiv: 14 January 2017 18:15 (+0200)

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Half-Assing

0 RobinZ 11 January 2017 01:10AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Half-Assing

WHEN: 15 January 2017 03:30:00PM (-0500)

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

We will be meeting in the courtyard to talk about the underappreciated life hack of half-assing, and some of the circumstances when it is useful.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jan. 22: Fun & Games
  • Jan. 29: Meta Meetup

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Half-Assing

Meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

0 Alexander230 10 January 2017 09:23PM

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

WHEN: 03 February 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 learning from mistakes.
  • 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/-3-2017-vUDiyhwzCs6

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 Rationality Dojo, January - Lightning Talks

0 Chriswaterguy 08 January 2017 09:59AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Rationality Dojo, January - Lightning Talks

WHEN: 15 January 2017 04:00:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: Janet Lady Clarke Memorial Rotunda, Queen Victoria Garden, Melbourne

The next meetup for Less Wrong Melbourne will be outdoors (weather permitting). on Sunday 15 January 2017.

THIS MONTH: Lightning talks. A number of speakers (including you?) at 5 to 10 min each (including questions) on the art of rationality, or something to improve our understanding of the world.

BRING:

• An idea or question to share.

• Perhaps a snack to share. (Healthy snack choice is optional but welcome.)

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

WHEN: 4pm to 6:30pm (and then optional dinner). The meeting proper will begin at 4:15 sharp.

WHERE: Janet Lady Clarke Memorial Rotunda, Queen Victoria Gardens. https://goo.gl/maps/5dni87guhcU2 We'll meet a stone's throw from the rotunda - same side of the road, just over the walking path. If you have any trouble finding the venue on the day, please text or call Chris on 0439 471 632.

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE AND WHY DO THEY MEET?

The Less Wrong Melbourne Rationality Dojos are self-improvement sessions for those committed to the art of rationality and personal growth. We welcome new members who are interested in exploring rationality. We're "aspiring rationalists" and always open to learn.

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Rationality Dojo, January - Lightning Talks

Meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - February 2017

0 luminosity 08 January 2017 04:47AM

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

WHEN: 05 February 2017 04:00:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: 10 Shepherd Street, Chippendale

Get a head start on 2017 -- join us from 4 till 6 to work out your goals, and plan ahead to achieve them. Afterwards we will head off to a group dinner.

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

Meetup : Moscow: TDT, paranoid calibration, prediction party

0 berekuk 05 January 2017 07:22PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: TDT, paranoid calibration, prediction party

WHEN: 08 January 2017 02:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Большая Дорогомиловская, д.5к2

Note: most our members join meetups through 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 08.01.2017 meetup.

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

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: TDT, paranoid calibration, prediction party

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