We’ll be doing quick rounds where you spend 5 minutes talking to someone else, then rotate. We’ll have a couple of conversational prompts to help out, but it won’t be too structured; the goal is to just get familiar with a lot of individual faces at the meetup group.
NOTE: THIS HAS RECENTLY CHANGED! For entry: there are two entrances. Ideally, go down "Yvone's Way" (between the construction site on Market and the apartment complex, and enter through the doors on the red awning at the end. Using this entrance will make it easier to let you in. As a backup, there's also the main entrance, about halfway down the block on 8th street under the big read awning. Either way, use the dialpad to dial 892, which will call my phone and allow me to let you in the front door. Somebody from the meetup will come down to let you into the elevators. If tailgated in, call the number below so somebody can let you into the elevators. If you have a bike, call us and we'll help you get into the bike room. For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): 301-458-0764.
We meet and start hanging out at 6:15, but don’t officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:45-7:00 to accommodate stragglers. Usually there is a food order that goes out before we start the meetup topic.
About these meetups:
The mission of the SF LessWrong meetup is to provide a fun, low-key social space with some structured interaction, where new and non-new community members can mingle and have interesting conversations. Everyone is welcome.
We explicitly encourage people to split off from the main conversation or diverge from the topic if that would be more fun for them (moving side conversations into a separate part of the space if appropriate). Meetup topics are here as a tool to facilitate fun interaction, and we certainly don’t want them to inhibit it.