Welcome back to the next installment of the newest Bay Area Less Wrong meetup: San Francisco! The second meeting of the San Francisco group will be this coming Thursday, April 28th, from 7:00-9:00 at Green Papaya near 4th and Mission. The theme of the meeting will be "What would you like to be awesome at?" Everyone will get a chance to talk about something they think they could get awesome at pretty quickly with the right kind of help, and also about something that they'd like to be awesome at but have no idea how to get started on.
Hopefully this will help us get to know each other a little bit while also starting to plan out the broad strokes of what kinds of things we'll do together at future meet-ups. Once we know what at least some people want to be awesome at, we can brainstorm ways of making that happen together.
If you have any questions at all about the Meetup, feel free to call me, Jason Green-Lowe, at (415) 895-0650, or to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also PM me on the Less Wrong blog at Mass_Driver. If you'd like to help organize this or future meetings, you should definitely get in touch -- help is welcome and probably needed!
If you've never been to a LessWrong meetup before, this is a good chance to go to your first one! Chances are other people feel awkward too, and we'll all be a little uneasy about the whole thing together. Less Wrong meetups are so new that nobody really knows the right way to run them yet, let alone the right way to participate in them. So, come! Help us figure it out. It doesn't matter if you've read the whole blog, if you're unemployed (I am), or if you've graduated high school -- if you show up and try to be less wrong, we'll be glad you came.
If you want to stay informed about upcoming events in the Bay Area, join the Bay Area LessWrong Google Group! There are other chapters in Tortuga and Berkeley, and together we aim to throw so many events that the global Less Wrong blog won't have room to post them all.
See you soon!