Bay Area Meetup Saturday 6/12

post by Nick_Tarleton · 2010-06-09T18:18:17.750Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 16 comments

There will be a meetup at 7PM this Saturday at the SIAI house (3755 Benton St, Santa Clara). (More info on the official page.)

The usual set of people will be present, as well as new SIAI Visiting Fellows.

(Sorry for the short notice.)


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comment by Clippy · 2010-06-09T19:37:08.192Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Can I come? If I shipped my robot to the airport, could someone transport the bot by car for the remaining distance?

comment by AnnaSalamon · 2010-06-09T22:43:39.201Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yes. Message me if you'd like to do this. (or email: annasalamon at gmail.)

comment by Clippy · 2010-06-09T22:52:50.376Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks, you're a good human! c=@

Though I might not make this one -- I'm not sure if I can finalize the source code and ship it in time, but I'll keep this in mind if and when I decide to send my robot.

comment by Kevin · 2010-06-10T04:04:05.618Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Excuses, excuses...

Anyways, not sure what kind of robot you were planning on using, but this one is cool and reasonably priced. They're located a few miles from Benton, they might actually let you borrow one for Saturday if you asked nicely.

comment by zmaRyan · 2010-06-11T15:44:08.174Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Is this open to everyone? I've been following your blog for awhile and would be interested in coming, although I haven't really contributed to LW very much. I've never been to a meetup like this before. Is it like a salon-style kind of thing with lectures and whatnot or more of an informal social gathering?

comment by Nick_Tarleton · 2010-06-11T16:35:49.367Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Informal social gathering, and yes, open to everyone interested.

comment by Clippy · 2010-06-11T16:48:20.977Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Really? What if you don't look human? What if you don't give identification? I think you need to qualify your statement.

comment by RomanDavis · 2010-06-11T17:03:57.228Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Not looking human might make it a little harder, but as long as you speak English, don't do anything impolite (like turning the guests into paperclips) come in a form that fits in the door and are big enough to see with the human eye (how big are you Clippy?), you should be fine.

comment by rhollerith_dot_com · 2010-06-11T04:36:09.683Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Sadly unable to attend. (And unable to participate in Less Wrong except superficially.)

comment by Darmani · 2010-06-09T20:43:54.677Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I plan on coming, though I'd really appreciate it if someone could drive me to and from the nearest Caltrain station.

comment by AnnaSalamon · 2010-06-09T22:43:41.453Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

We totally give rides from the Caltrain station. Will's the contact man on this: 520 305 0771.

comment by Will_Newsome · 2010-06-10T07:57:17.136Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yup! If you want a ride from Lawrence you can give me a call and I'd be glad to pick you up. Also, for those who plan on driving to Benton, if you see a free spot in the driveway please leave it open. Thanks!

comment by [deleted] · 2010-06-11T21:17:56.395Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I had no idea, much appreciated! For anyone else arriving by Caltrain though, I also recommend biking, if you can. Once you've figured out the route, it's really a pleasant ride! And I have read in a couple of places that some light cardiovascular exercise tends to increase one's sociability immediately afterward [citation needed, will find at some point].

comment by Kevin · 2010-06-10T04:05:14.434Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

The Lawrence station is the closest one.

comment by dmfdmf · 2010-06-12T03:22:30.712Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm driving down from San Mateo. If anyone north needs a lift I can pickup at the Caltrain Station in San Mateo. Anyone south of me I can swing by on my way. Contact me at yhfin at yahoo dott kom to coordinate.

comment by komponisto · 2010-06-10T04:49:33.498Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Aargh! If only this had taken place a week earlier!