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Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Group Debugging

0 rocurley 03 August 2017 09:12AM

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

WHEN: 07 August 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 : Melbourne Social Meetup: August

0 Maelin 02 August 2017 05:36AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: August

WHEN: 04 August 2017 06:30:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: The Bull and Bear Tavern, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

The MelbLW Social Meetup continues on our new schedule, now running on the first Friday of each month. Come join us this week for the last meetup of winter!

Social meetups are informal get-togethers where we chat about topics of interest and have a couple of drinks together.

WHEN? Friday August 4th, 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 traditional pub food and we usually share a few plates of chips or wedges. For those who stay late, we sometimes go for a late night meal around 11pm.

CONTACT? Any issues on the night, call or text Richard on 0421231789

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: August

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fermi Estimates

0 RobinZ 01 August 2017 12:01AM

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

WHEN: 06 August 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: US Navy Memorial

Note: An event is happening in the courtyard - location moved to the Navy Memorial, south of D St NW.

We will be meeting in the courtyard to do Fermi estimates - rough deductions of approximate values of interesting numbers (e.g. the number of piano tuners in New York City) by multiplying together other values.

(Note: if you have or an find interesting numbers to estimate, feel free to bring these data for others to estimate!)

Upcoming meetups:

  • Aug. 13: Cooking
  • Aug. 20: Fun & Games (Eclipse Weekend)

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

Meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - September 2017

0 luminosity 31 July 2017 01:03PM

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

WHEN: 03 September 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 - September 2017

Meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

0 Alexander230 27 July 2017 06:23PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

WHEN: 12 August 2017 03:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Большая Дорогомиловская, 5к2

Welcome to our custom made role playing game "Hogwarts and methods of rationality", inspired by HPMOR story! It will be intellectual role playing game with rationality-based minigames. You can read more detailed announce and description here: https://www.facebook.com/events/336542663435096

Discussion article for the meetup : Role playing game based on HPMOR in Moscow

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games and Singing

0 rocurley 27 July 2017 05:39PM

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

WHEN: 31 July 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 : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

0 RobinZ 27 July 2017 01:54AM

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

WHEN: 30 July 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:

  • Aug. 6: Fermi Estimates
  • Aug. 13: Cooking

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

Meetup : Denver Area LW August Meetup

0 PonchoPal 24 July 2017 06:48AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Denver Area LW August Meetup

WHEN: 01 August 2017 07:00:00PM (-0600)

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

Join us to socialize and discuss Rationalist topics! We often have semi-separate groups divided by topic. Individuals are encouraged to move between small-group discussions as their interest dictates.

Takes place in the back room of Darcy's Pub.

If you have questions, comment on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/969594296461197/

Discussion article for the meetup : Denver Area LW August Meetup

Meetup : Montreal - AI Safety: Orthogonality & Convergent instrumental goals (MIRI's theses part 1)

0 MathieuRoy 24 July 2017 06:26AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Montreal - AI Safety: Orthogonality & Convergent instrumental goals (MIRI's theses part 1)

WHEN: 27 July 2017 07:00:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: room 3195, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt, Université de Montréal

Discussion article for the meetup : Montreal - AI Safety: Orthogonality & Convergent instrumental goals (MIRI's theses part 1)

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

0 rocurley 24 July 2017 12:07AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

WHEN: 24 July 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

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

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. At some point we’ll break into general conversations and socializing.

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: Projects

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