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Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games and Singing

0 rocurley 19 May 2017 11:13PM

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

WHEN: 22 May 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 : San Francisco Meetup: Reciprocity Circle

0 rocurley 15 May 2017 06:12PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Reciprocity Circle

WHEN: 15 May 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

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

We’re trying a new-ish format this week - a variant on our usual topic of Group Debugging.

This time we’ll go around and have each person list 1-3 things they wish someone could help them with, and then have others (hopefully) volunteer to help them. Once we’ve gone around the circle, we break to discuss with the people we are helping or being helped by.

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: Reciprocity Circle

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Stories

0 rocurley 08 May 2017 06:17AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Stories

WHEN: 08 May 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

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

We'll be meeting to tell each other stories! Ideally, come with a story from your life (doesn't have to be about anything in particular) that you want to tell other people. We’ll have a list of prompts to make this easier.

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: Stories

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Shallow Questions

0 rocurley 27 April 2017 04:08AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Shallow Questions

WHEN: 01 May 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: Yerba Buenna Gardens

PLEASE NOTE: THE MEETUP WAS MOVED TODAY. We’re trying another new format this week! Please come and let us know what you think. This time, instead of doing deep questions with a few people, we’ll be doing quick rounds where you spend 5 minutes talking to someone else, then rotate. We’ll have a couple of conversational prompts to help out, but it won’t be too structured; the goal is to just get familiar with a lot of individual faces at the meetup group. 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: Shallow Questions

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

0 rocurley 21 April 2017 03:13AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

WHEN: 24 April 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

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

0 rocurley 15 April 2017 08:19PM

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

WHEN: 17 April 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

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

We’re trying a new format this week!

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 we’re gonna try doing a meetup with 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

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Deep Questions

0 rocurley 06 April 2017 05:37AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Deep Questions

WHEN: 10 April 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1045 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2812, United States

Note: This is also an SSC meetup. If we get too many people, we'll move to the nearby park. If we do, I'll update this post, but you can also find out by calling when you get to the normal location.

We’re trying a new format this week! How Deep Questions works: We’ll break into pairs. Each pair will take turns answering one of a selected list of open-ended meaningful questions (e.g. “What in life gets you really excited?”, “What’s one thing you’ve never told someone before about yourself that you feel comfortable sharing with a stranger?”, “What do you hope they say in your obituary?”, “Who do you admire most, and why do you admire that person so much?”). Each pair gets 12 minutes for both people to answer the question; after 12 minutes, the pairs rotate to take on the next question with a new person. This meetup is more structured than usual; at the recent meta-meetup, we got feedback that more structured interaction might help shy people integrate better into the group. Please let us know what you think of this meetup format. 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: Deep Questions

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Meta

0 rocurley 26 March 2017 05:40PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Meta

WHEN: 27 March 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1045 Mission St., SF

It's been a while since we've reflected on questions like: What is this meetup for? What are we getting out of it, and what do we want to get out of it? How could we do better? What are new formats or topics we could try?

This meetup will be partly collection of feedback, partly brainstorming, and partly putting together concrete plans for the future. (And as usual, I expect there will be some casual conversations, too.)

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: Meta

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

0 rocurley 10 March 2017 07:57PM

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

WHEN: 13 March 2017 06:15:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 1769 15th St, San Francisco, CA

The meetup is at 6:15 PM, PDT. The LW time picker does surprising things here, and I'm worried it will change from under me.

We’ll be meeting to play board (and other) games! I have Dominion, Suburbia, 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): 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

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Group Debugging

0 rocurley 24 February 2017 04:29PM

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

WHEN: 27 February 2017 06:15:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 1769 15th St, San Francisco, CA

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. This format is now what I'd call "tried and true".

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

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