Discussion article for the meetup : Reading First Meetup!
We'll be meeting in the Starbucks next to Vue cinema and the river Kennet, in the Oracle Shopping Centre (Riverside Entrance). I'll be there from 6pm and I'll stay for at least two hours (longer, if enough people turn up to make it a proper meeting). There will be at least one other person there (so, at least two of us). I will have a whiteboard with paperclips drawn on it and "LessWrong" written on it, wear my EAG shirt and have a makeshift Slytherin badge on (there is at least an 85% chance I forget at least one of those things, in which case just look for the group of geeks - it's quite a small Starbucks so it ought to be obvious enough).
This is our first meeting and we're planning to make it a regular thing if we get enough interest, so this one will probably be focused on introducing ourselves and discussing plans. We'll hopefully announce more, so don't worry if you miss the first one.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/The+Oracle+Shopping+Centrefirstname.lastname@example.org,-0.971488,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1s7305926!2e1!3e10!6s%2F%2Fstorage.googleapis.com%2Fstatic.panoramio.com%2Fphotos%2Fsmall%2F7305926.jpg!7i2048!8i1536!4m2!3m1!1s0x48769b15e736aff1:0x91a4b0447e720259!6m1!1e1 <--- Here is a photo of the area to be in, in case the location directions weren't clear enough. People in IRC say the link works. You have to kind of squint to see the Starbucks in the photo, but if you recognise this, you're close.
Hope to see you there :)
I'll be there too. Can't wait :)
I'm the other person planning to be there! Will probably be arriving around 6:15 and staying for as long as people are still around. Feel free to PM me for a phone number or Telegram @jshholland if you get lost or need directions!
Count me in too! :)