Ames, IA LW meetup Sunday May 8 (First Iowa Meetup!) 2pm

post by Matt_Simpson · 2011-05-02T15:32:13.028Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 8 comments

Date: Sunday May 8, 2:00pm until at least 4:00pm.

Venue: Cafe Milo in Ames, IA (~ 1 hour from Des Moines, ~ 3 hours from Iowa City)

This weekend finals are finally over at Iowa State University, so why not celebrate by holding the first LW meetup in Iowa? Apparently there are a substantial amount of LWers in Ames, given it's small size, so maybe it's time we all came out of the woodwork and met each other. I'll be at Cafe Milo in Ames, IA this Sunday from 2:00pm until at least 4:00pm with a black Sony Vaio laptop, probably of stack of tests that I'm grading while I wait, and a sign that says "Less Wrong." Ames is only about an hour from Des Moines, so anyone from that area or anywhere else nearby should feel free to come as well. I'm willing to talk about anything interesting and rationality related, but let's say the discussion topic is productivity and self improvement more generally for the purpose of having something to fall back on. 

If you're from the area, leave a comment saying whether you're coming or not! If you need to contact me directly for some reason (directions, coming late, etc.) you can call or text my cell: (three one four) four oh one - oh three oh one


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comment by sketerpot · 2011-05-02T19:08:48.429Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I would attend, but I'm a student here, and like most students in Ames, I'm leaving town after the semester ends this weekend. If the meetup were before everyone leaves, I think you might get more people attending.

In any case, I wish you the best of luck, and hope the grading doesn't get you down.

comment by Matt_Simpson · 2011-05-03T04:43:58.669Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yeah, I wanted to hold one earlier but by the time I decided to do it, the rest of my weekends for the semester were jam packed. When do you leave? I could probably move it to Friday, but no earlier, and not on Saturday.

comment by zntneo · 2011-05-03T02:50:39.493Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

damn't i was in ames for 6 years and just moved last September. Why!?!?!?!

comment by Matt_Simpson · 2011-05-03T04:39:29.044Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hold a meetup in your new hometown :)

comment by zntneo · 2011-05-04T05:42:30.340Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yea but i new a lot more people in ames. I know people who would probably be interested. Though i have been thinking of holding a lesswrong meetup.

comment by [deleted] · 2011-05-04T09:03:30.507Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

As an organizer who waited far too long to start organizing: DO IT NOW. The gains have continued to be disproportionately large and rapid for the time investment.

comment by zntneo · 2011-05-07T08:35:08.451Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

There is also the fact that i'm trying to start an Military Atheist,skeptics and Humanist group.

comment by zntneo · 2011-05-07T08:19:48.020Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I think i wasn't clear. I knew people in ames that would be interested. I barely know anyone here that might be.