Southern California is about to have a lot more meetups. To get the ramp up started, there will be a meet up at this IHOP across the street from John Wayne Airport in Irvine, on Saturday May 21 from 2:00 to 8:00. We will likely be at the upstairs table, but just tell them you are with the Less Wrong meetup and they will point you in the right direction. This should become a monthly meetup, hopefully one of several monthly meetups held on different weekends of the month in different cities in Southern California.

We are also starting weekly meetups in Irvine. These will be Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00, starting May 18, at the outdoor food court near the UCI Campus, at Campus and Bridge. Look for me with sign showing a diagram of a naive neural classifier of bleggs and rubes.

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Exciting. I'll make it to least a few of the Irvine ones in June and hopefully a few more in August.

Huh. I might have to come to one of these.

Note we are doing something a little different this week. It is generally a good idea to check the recent meetup announcements.

Oh, I'm aware, thanks. :3 I can't come this week, and in any case, I would likely feel a bit out-of-place in an atheist meetup in a way I wouldn't be in a rationalist meetup. At least on LW, the opposition to my religion is secondary.


I'm thinking of coming up from Oceanside (just south of the MC base) how solid is the meet up base? I'd hate to get up there after fighting traffic to have the meet up canceled entirely.

Im thinking of coming up this upcoming wednesday... I hope its all still on as planned :)

I couldnt find you guys, although i did arrive about 30 minutes late :(


Is this still on for the 25th?

I'll be in for most of this Saturday and most Wednesdays

I expect to be in Irvine from June 14-22 with a gap on/around the 19th. I will attend local meetups that I become aware of which occur while I'm there.

Aw, I will be out of town for most of that time. Hopefully I will see you at the meetup on the 22nd.

Not unless it's well before my flight home, I'm afraid.

I hope you can make it to at least one :)

I should be there this Saturday. I'll have to miss the Wednesday ones, though. Irvine is a bit expensive a drive for me to do regularly.

Is anyone coming from around San Diego who would like to carpool?

Yeah, the plan was for the weekend meetup to attract people from a wider area. Maybe you or Jennifer can organize weekly meetups in San Diego.

Maybe you or Jennifer can organize weekly meetups in San Diego.

I'm in the process of doing that. I'm looking up possible locales. I should have some solid info about that by Saturday.

I'll try to be at the meet-up this Wednesday, and hopefully Saturday as well for the early half.

I will attend most of the weekly Irvine meetups, at least through the end of July.

Sweet: three meetups (Saturday and surrounding Wednesdays) at the time I'm couch-surfing (or urban camping) in the area.

I've been intending to get more involved in this community for a while. I will come on Saturday, but I won't be able to make the Wednesday meetings. Just out of curiosity, is there anybody who would be interested in a regular Antelope Valley meetup?

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