Meetup : Tel Aviv Meetup: Rump Session

post by JoshuaFox · 2014-11-21T11:12:53.067Z · score: 1 (2 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 3 comments

Discussion article for the meetup : Tel Aviv Meetup: Rump Session

WHEN: 25 November 2014 07:00:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Yigal Alon Street 98, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

WHEN: 25 November 2014 07:00:00PM (+0200) WHERE: Google, Electra Tower 29th Floor, Yigal Alon Street 98, Tel Aviv.

It's going to be a Rump Session. Each speaker gets 4 minutes to talk, with a 3 minute encore if we applaud hard enough. So, come with an idea or two. It's optional, but everyone is encouraged to talk about whatever they want: science, poetry, history, decision theory, rationality, life, the universe, and everything else.

We'll start the meetup at 19:00, and we'll go on as much as we like to. Feel free to come a little bit later.

We'll meet at the 29th floor of the building. (Note: Not the 34th where Google Campus is.) If you arrive and can't find your way around, call Anatoly who is very graciously hosting us at 054-245-1060 or Joshua at 054-569-1165

Why come: - You'll get to hang out with awesome people and have fun! - You'll hear ideas that you have never heard, in snippets short enough that you never get bored. - You'll get an appreciative audience, in snippets short enough that you never run out of things to say.

If you have any question feel free to send me a Private Message.

Discussion article for the meetup : Tel Aviv Meetup: Rump Session

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comment by eckel · 2014-11-23T11:17:54.635Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Is there a specific reason why LessWrong meetups are not being published in meetup.com?

comment by JoshuaFox · 2014-11-24T09:04:22.529Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

We discussed that in the Tel Aviv LW group. Meetup.com costs money. We'd pay if it's worthwhile--Is it? I note that there are only 5 LessWrong groups at Meetup of which 2-3 are active. I'll appreciate feedback on the usefulness of Meetup. ( I'll also put this comment in an open thread so more people see it.)

comment by eckel · 2014-12-19T09:58:38.468Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Meetup.com is useful because they have a very effective system of spreading the word (through their mailings). Besides, the Meetup system is good for organizing and scheduling and in certain areas (like software technologies or entrepreneurship) it is used by many people almost daily. If you are interested in increasing the number of people attending I think it is worth trying.