Sunday August 9, 1pm (PDT) — talks by elityre, jacobjacob, Ruby

post by jacobjacob, Ben Pace (Benito) · 2020-08-06T22:50:21.550Z · LW · GW · 5 comments



This Sunday at 1pm (PDT), we're running another session of "lightning talks" by curated LessWrong authors (see here [? · GW] for previous weeks' transcripts).

If you're a curated author and interested in giving a 5-min talk at a future event, which will then be transcribed and edited, sign up here.



When? Sunday August 9, 1pm (PDT)

Where? Zoom


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comment by Matt Goldenberg (mr-hire) · 2020-08-07T03:26:21.801Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Dayumm that lineup is stacked.

comment by lionhearted · 2020-08-09T17:52:01.657Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hi all,

I'm going to withdraw my talk for today — after doing some prep yesterday with Jacob and clarifying everyone's skill level and background, I put a few hours in and couldn't get to the point where I thought my talk would be great.

The quality level has been so uniformly high, I'd rather just leave more time for people to discuss and socialize than to lower the bar.

Apologies for any inconvenience, gratitude, and godspeed.

Replies from: jacobjacob, Benito, Ruby
comment by jacobjacob · 2020-08-09T18:44:49.290Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for letting us know lionhearted. You're welcome back another week if you have a talk you feel better about! :)

To all attendees -- the event will go ahead as planned with a replacement speaker (me!). 

comment by Ben Pace (Benito) · 2020-08-09T19:06:57.428Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Aww alas. Another time :)

comment by Ruby · 2020-08-09T19:03:03.492Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've been thinking myself "oh dear, how on Earth will I not drop the standard compared to Eli and Lionhearted??" <sweat bead emoji>

No pressure, but I expect for each of us our talks would be well-received.