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.