WHEN: 3:33 PM on Saturday, 3/3
WHERE: Berkeley campus, meet at the open space beside the intersection of West and Free Speech. Please disregard any kabbalistic implications of the meetup cross-streets.
WHO: Special guest is Gwern of gwern.net. Also me, Katja, and the usual Bay Area crowd.
WHY: Cause it’ll be fun. A lot of people have said before that they considered not going because they “don’t think they’re the typical SSC reader” or they’re “not sure they’d be able to keep up” or things like that. In the past, these people have usually had a good time and encouraged me to post something like this encouraging other people like them to come. The more unique and atypical people we get, the more fun it is getting to talk and exchange ideas. It’s a pretty low-key environment and very open to just hanging out on the edges of interesting conversations until you find one you’re comfortable joining. Also, you’ll probably be less socially awkward than I am, and it’s my meetup, so everyone has to tolerate me, so they’ll have to tolerate you too.
HOW: We haven’t done well with cafes or other traditional meetup spaces in the past, so we’ll just meet outside and sit on the grass. Bring blankets / refreshments if you want them. If it’s raining, we’ll meet just inside the Natural History Museum nearby and figure out what to do from there.
See you there!