Cafe Meetup 6/10: Lightning Talks!

Lightning talk again! We’ll take turns giving one, aiming for about 10-15 minutes each.

What is a lightning talk? It’s where you introduce the group to something you’re familiar with and are comfortable talking about. It doesn’t have to be “rationality related”, just something you have a good enough understanding of that you can take questions about from a general audience.

Examples of talks from previous (not necessarily Austin) LW meetups:

– Lie detection
– The Federalist Papers
– Learning a hobby (juggling, unicycling, Dance Dance Revolution, Latin)
– “Leave no trace” practices in parks
– The process and benefits of filing Freedom of Information Act requests
– How to adopt foreign words into Japanese

It doesn’t have to be well-prepared! Think of it more as a chance to casually talk about what you know and field questions about it.

Feel free to announce your talk on this thread in advance (though it’s not required).


The meetup is at Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar, in the cafe area. Look for the LW and SSC signs. People start arriving at 1:30 pm, and the main activity will begin at 2:30 pm. Please follow posted guidance and notices in the store.

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