East Coast Megameetup II: Request for Talks

post by atucker · 2012-01-05T03:23:18.515Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 9 comments

One thing that I'd like to see at the next megameetup is a few informal focused discussions on various topics related to the community, like meditation or diet.

People should prepare for them, but I don't think that say, powerpoints would be necessary. Just trying to encourage knowledge transfer.

Anyone on the East Coast interested in giving one? Any things you'd like to see?

Schedule Update: The Megameetup will be held on on the weekend of January 27th or February 4th.


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comment by loxfordian · 2012-01-20T01:39:31.844Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

So I hear the Megameetup is now February 4th/5th.

I would be happy to speak about a topic in Neuroscience if people are interested.

comment by Jolly · 2012-01-25T15:10:32.663Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The Megameetup is Feb 4/5th

comment by loxfordian · 2012-01-20T01:36:13.638Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Has the final date of the Megameetup been decided yet?

I would love to attend and would be happy to speak on a topic in Neuroscience if people have any requests.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-01-05T22:33:19.145Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Talks are a really good idea!

In vancouver, we have been explicitly doing math skillshares for a few meetups. I've also been planning math talks for the local hackerspace. People seem to like math once you get it out of a "this will be on the midterm" context. I'll go ahead and recommend math talks.

comment by ahartell · 2012-01-05T04:20:12.767Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Where will the mega-meetup be?

comment by atucker · 2012-01-05T07:39:20.764Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

New York, at the Leverage House.

comment by curiousepic · 2012-01-05T14:21:31.877Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

How was this decided? Is there any chance of one being held further South in the future?

comment by atucker · 2012-01-05T20:49:51.372Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The last Megameetup was held when the DC and Cambridge groups both wanted to visit New York. It's a nice average between DC And Cambridge, and other groups didn't respond to the previous thread. On top of that, Geoff has a large venue that he's willing to let us use for free.

If more Southern groups bring it up, there's a chance of it being held in the South, but you guys might need to organize it in your own. I'm happy to help.

comment by jsteinhardt · 2012-01-05T04:11:57.245Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

When will you know which weekend it is on? I can do on the 27th but not the 4th.

Oh and I'd be happy to give a talk, if you are interested in more technical topics like statistics, machine learning, etc. (it's fine if you're not).