Houston Hackerspace Meetup: Sunday May 22, 5:00PM

post by Cog · 2011-05-16T04:23:39.390Z · score: 3 (4 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 12 comments

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Sunday May 22, 5:00PM

TX/RX Hackerspace

2010 Commerce St

Houston, TX 77002

 

Goals:

In general, to become more awesome. In specific, to learn about cognitive biases as a group, figure out how to become less wrong, and have fun while doing it. We also may experiment with integrating a hackerspace, which already has several lesswrongians, into the group. The first meeting will mostly be a meet and greet to establish future directions, with perhaps a video lecture and discussion on cognitive biases depending on the time constraints of the people who come. The door to the building will have a sign marked Less Wrong, and the nearby empty lot can be used for parking.

 

Dvorak, a thus far much more active member in the community, will be providing me with support in organizing the group.

 

Edit:

There will be pizza. Also, a pictoral view

Front

 

This is the set of buildings that the hackerspace is in. It's difficult to see our front from this angle - unfortunately google maps decided to map everything but our little section of commerce street. It's near where the white truck and red motorcycle are.

 

Empy Lot

And this is the empty lot that you can park in.

 

For more reference:

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=2010+Commerce+St.+Houston,+Tx+77002&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8640bed8ed95625d:0x4c9af214d2032035,2010+Commerce+St,+Houston,+TX+77002&gl=us&ei=C9LRTYHvE8fL0QGu8OjlCw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQ8gEwAA

 

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comment by NMJablonski · 2011-05-22T16:59:13.280Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Austin LW'er here. I totally would have come to this, but somehow I missed the announcement in the meta-meetup thread. I will watch for the next one of these and absolutely be there.

Edit: Wait... why was this downvoted?

comment by Cog · 2011-05-23T02:02:39.752Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

We will probably have another next week at the same time. I will PM you whenever I settle upon new dates.

I won't claim it was hugely successful - no one else showed up, but I did get a couple of people at my hackerspace interested, and some vague promises of people coming next week. Still, I think there's potential here. We'll see.

comment by NMJablonski · 2011-05-23T05:56:47.359Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm sorry I missed it. I'll check in regularly for info on the next one.

comment by stcredzero · 2011-05-25T17:55:12.275Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Sorry I missed the meetup. I wasn't feeling up for it, but I really wanted to observe the meetup.

comment by SilasBarta · 2011-05-23T14:56:31.189Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm a Waco LWer, and I was going to go this, but I missed it, appropriately, because I used the time to finish my liquid-cooled Bitcoin mining rig.

Also, the late Sunday night thing didn't help but I guess that's their regular time.

comment by Davorak · 2011-05-23T20:53:31.394Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Bah, we choose Sunday rather then Monday because we thought more people could make it.

comment by SilasBarta · 2011-05-23T22:32:52.547Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Monday would be worse since I'd be visiting from Waco -- 3-4 hour drive. Whatever happened to Saturday? Or Friday?

comment by Cog · 2011-05-24T01:52:42.412Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Friday or Saturday might be future possibilities - aligning our schedule with TX/RX makes that difficult sometimes, but there's no reason why we have to meet in the hackerspace. If several people end up wanting other times, we can move things around. I wasn't expecting much interest outside of Houston, so I didn't think that later Sunday would have been a problem.

If anyone else in the area wants to come by, but has times they can't make it, let me know.

comment by Davorak · 2011-05-29T15:01:46.788Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I don't know and it was on both of you posts in this thread. I voted up on both because I could not discern the reason.

comment by Davorak · 2011-05-16T04:36:11.118Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

If you have any questions specifically for me I will answer them here.

comment by stcredzero · 2011-05-26T16:34:51.751Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Food is often considered to be a very important ingredient, when one is trying to form a community. Effort above and beyond pizza might be worth looking into. A project for alleviating suffering might be a good place to start.

comment by Cog · 2011-05-26T00:10:03.684Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/5vw/houston_hackerspace_meetup_sunday_may_29_500pm/

Announcement for the next Houston meetup.