Hey everyone, the first meetup went well and so we’re doing another one. This time we’re asking that everyone come with specific goals so that we can help each other more.
For people outside of the SF Bay Area but would like to go to a meetup like this, consider starting one. All you need is a cafe, ideally one near public transportation. You don’t need permission to host a small meetup at a cafe. To let people know, you can post on meetup.com, or wherever people in your area look for events.
On to the meetup:
Members come to help each other with their deep learning goals. We organize into small groups so each person can stay active. Whether you’re new or returning, we recommend that you bring a goal. You might be working on a project, trying to understand a concept or paper, or charting out a learning path.
Some people form pairs, and others form larger groups. Some focus on coding, and others focus on theory. It’s all up to you.
If you arrive after the doors lock, knock on the front door. If that doesn’t work, tell us on Slack or message Matt K. on meetup.com.
This Slack workspace is public, so you’ll need to use private channels and direct messages for sensitive information.
6:30: Waiting for people to arrive and get settled (5 min)
6:35: Brief intro and meetup updates (5 min)
6:40: Returning members briefly describe one thing they accomplished or learned since the last meetup, especially in a way that’s useful for others to hear (for example, cautionary tales). This is optional but encouraged. (15 min)
6:55: Helping new people find a group or partner (5 min)
7:00: Working in groups (1.5 hours)
8:30: End of meetup
Our goal is to make the most useful meetup that we can, so we want your feedback and ideas. Message Matt K. on meetup.com or Slack, or talk to him in person.
USF Data Institute
101 Howard St · San Francisco, CA
Monday, January 29, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM