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Meetup : Moscow: regular meetups

0 berekuk 08 March 2017 06:37PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: regular meetups

WHEN: 01 January 2020 02:00:00PM (+0300)

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

This is a shared announcement for regular Moscow LessWrong meetups.

Moscow rationalist community is centered around Kocherga anticafe, with several events every week.

Our current approximate schedule is:

  • reading club on Mondays
  • rationality dojos on Fridays
  • general community meetups every 3 weeks on Sundays
  • paid CFAR-style weekend workshops every few months

Check out the list of events in Facebook or VKontakte for a full list of scheduled events.

The Schelling point for online discussions is LessWrong.ru slack chat, especially the #moscow_meetups channel.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: regular meetups

Meetup : Moscow: unconference

0 berekuk 15 February 2017 06:02PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: unconference

WHEN: 19 February 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 link to other meetup pages here instead of the full translation of the announcement into English.

We'll keep following our new unconference format for this meetup, which was a success last time.

Read more about this meetup in FB event or VK. We're meeting at the "Kocherga" anticafe, as usual.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: unconference

In response to Meetup Discussion
Comment author: berekuk 27 January 2017 01:06:07AM *  2 points [-]

Moscow

We expanded a lot since we opened our own rationality-aligned time club Kocherga in September 2015.

  • General LW meetups every 3 weeks on Sundays with talks, discussions and games
  • "Rationality for beginners" lectures every 3 weeks on Sundays
  • (the third Sunday slot is reserved for EA meetups)
  • Dojos on Fridays
  • Sequences reading group started two weeks ago on Mondays
  • Rationality-related games once a month
  • CFAR-style weekend workshops (we ran 4 of these in 2016)

I really should write a separate post about all that's happened since 2013 when the last report from our group was posted.

Meetup : Moscow: unconference

0 berekuk 25 January 2017 06:55PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: unconference

WHEN: 29 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 link to other meetup pages here instead of the full translation of the announcement into English.

There's one significant deviation from our traditional meetup structure: we're running an unconfenrence!

Read more about this meetup in FB event or VK.

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

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: unconference

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

Meetup : Moscow: pedagogy goals, willpower research, community growth

0 berekuk 08 December 2016 09:05PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: pedagogy goals, willpower research, community growth

WHEN: 11 December 2016 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 11.12.2016 meetup.

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

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: pedagogy goals, willpower research, community growth

Comment author: casebash 28 November 2016 12:12:50AM 5 points [-]

"Refine upvotes/downvotes to make it easier to provide commentary on a post, e.g. "agree with the conclusion but disagree with the argument", or "accurate points, but ad-hominem tone"." - this seems complex and better done via a comment

Comment author: berekuk 01 December 2016 01:51:18AM *  17 points [-]

For the Russian LessWrong slack chat we agreed on the following emoji semantics:

  • :+1: means "I want to see more messages like this"
  • :-1: means "I want to see less messages like this"
  • :plus: means "I agree with a position expressed here"
  • :minus: means "I disagree"
  • :same: means "it's the same for me" and is used for impressions, subjective experiences and preferences, but without approval connotations
  • :delta: means "I have changed my mind/updated"

We also have 25 custom :fallacy_*: emoji for pointing out fallacies, and a few other custom emoji for other low-effort, low-noise signaling.

It all works quite well and after using it for a few months the idea of going back to simple upvotes/downvotes feels like a significant regression.

Meetup : Arrow theorem, LW goals and plans, rational review

0 berekuk 17 November 2016 07:39PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Arrow theorem, LW goals and plans, rational review

WHEN: 20 November 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 20.11.2016 meetup.

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

Discussion article for the meetup : Arrow theorem, LW goals and plans, rational review

Meetup : Moscow: rational review, status quo bias, interpersonal closeness

0 berekuk 27 October 2016 01:58PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: rational review, status quo bias, interpersonal closeness

WHEN: 30 October 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 30.10.2016 meetup.

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

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: rational review, status quo bias, interpersonal closeness

Meetup : Moscow: rational review, bias busters, Kolmogorov and Jayes probability

0 berekuk 05 October 2016 07:32PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: rational review, bias busters, Kolmogorov and Jayes probability

WHEN: 09 October 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 09.10.2016 meetup.

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

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: rational review, bias busters, Kolmogorov and Jayes probability

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