Sunday August 16, 12pm (PDT) — talks by Ozzie Gooen, habryka, Ben Pace

by jacobjacob, Ben Pace1 min read14th Aug 20206 comments


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This Sunday at 12pm (PDT), we're running another session of "lightning talks" by curated LessWrong authors (see here for previous weeks' transcripts).

  • Each talk will be 3-5 minutes followed by discussion. Afterwards, we'll have a hangout in breakout rooms. The talks will be short and focus on presenting one core idea well, rather than rushing through a lot of content.
  • We want to give top LessWrong writers an interesting space to discuss their ideas, and have more fruitful collaboration between users. Think of it like a cross between an academic colloquium and some friends chatting by a whiteboard.

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 16, 12pm (PDT)


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I wish there had been a FB event for this, since that's one of the main ways I keep track of events. Alternatively, perhaps this page could have had some sort of downloadable calendar file so that I could have easily added it to google calendar.

I like the google calendar idea quite a bit.

LessWrong team just had a retreat last week that took up most of our cognition, and then yesterday at 11:30pm Ben was like "hey Ray, um, should I make a FB event?" and I was like "idk man, it is pretty last minute to make a FB event. Maybe?" and he said "whelp, I guess we get to find out this week how many people will find the event via LessWrong?" and I said "yup, guess so."

For the record I saw this on LW, then didn't take any note of it, assuming there would be a FB event. But I do think it's fine to run this experiment.

"Ran an experiment" is a bit of an optimistic framing of how we went about it. But, yeah.

The event is happening now, here in this Zoom Call.