Pittsburgh meetup Nov. 20

post by Nick_Tarleton · 2010-11-16T21:03:42.630Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 16 comments

We'll be meeting at 7:00 this Saturday, at the Starbucks at 417 South Craig St (not on the CMU campus, as previously stated).

Hope to see you there!

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comment by alexflint · 2010-11-17T13:57:03.044Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

We should start sharing tips on how to run effective meet-ups. Did you run some kind of presentation / structured discussion? What worked? What didn't? How did you get everyone engaged?

comment by gwillen · 2010-11-17T17:58:47.283Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I am interested; will you post here when you have a room?

comment by abolitionist · 2010-11-17T16:31:36.853Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

What is the structure of your meetings exactly? Do you just discuss topics addressed here on lesswrong or is it more formal? I have been following lesswrong/overcomingbias/yudkowsky for some time now and would be interested in attending the meeting.

comment by Nick_Tarleton · 2010-11-20T09:13:38.851Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Freeform discussion, most likely. This is only the second meetup here, so there's little precedent for (or against) specific activities.

comment by Perplexed · 2010-11-16T23:01:23.828Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Sounds interesting, but it is a long drive from Cleveland. Is anyone there associated with the Computer Science group around Pfenning and/or Harper?

comment by gwillen · 2010-11-17T17:58:15.800Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I did my undergrad at CMU, and I know Pfenning and Harper. I think I know grad students who are advised by each. I don't think any of them frequent LessWrong, though.

comment by Perplexed · 2010-11-20T03:18:28.781Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I won't be driving down this time. Maybe the next one.

comment by Darmani · 2010-11-16T21:38:33.359Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I will, of course, be there.

comment by Hurt · 2010-11-21T21:11:03.199Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I really enjoyed meeting all the other Pittsburgh Less Wrongers last night. I agree with Matt about turning this into a more regular event.

comment by Matt_Duing · 2010-11-21T05:00:54.923Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

We had a good turn-out and some interesting discussion at the meet-up tonight. Pittsburgh is a vibrant tech/university center, and I think LW meet-ups should occur here regularly. It's been suggested that future discussions should loosely center on a pre-determined topic, and I agree that this is a good idea. I invite anyone interested in planning further Pittsburgh meetings to PM me here, email me at mattduing at gmail dot com, or post on this thread.

comment by Kevin · 2010-11-21T05:15:25.576Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'll be in town from the 24th of November to December 4th and am happy to meet other Pittsburgh aspiring rationalists. Actually I think I met you once before... you work at Google and I drove you to the Green Day concert? Or maybe I'm thinking of someone else.

comment by gwillen · 2010-11-21T18:54:46.680Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I work at Google, and am curious which of my coworkers you drove to a Green Day concert. :-)

comment by Matt_Duing · 2010-11-21T05:33:37.264Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hi Kevin. You're thinking of someone else but I'd very much like to meet you.

comment by Nick_Tarleton · 2010-11-21T00:41:48.876Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Update: Moved to Lulu's, on the same block of Craig Street, for dinner.

comment by luispedro · 2010-11-20T17:17:37.256Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'd like to come. Where is it?

comment by abolitionist · 2010-11-17T16:31:47.274Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

What is the structure of your meetings exactly? Do you just discuss topics addressed here on lesswrong or is it more formal? I have been following lesswrong/overcomingbias/yudkowsky for some time now and would be interested in attending the meeting.