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About that time of the year. I'm going for the first time this year.

Anybody else going, and would there be any interest in an SE-meetup?

  • I'm going, arriving late Sunday, and will be happy to meet up. It will be my first time, too. – Verbeia Oct 7 '15 at 21:41
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    I arrive late Monday- I think a SE meetup would be a great idea – Peter Roberge Oct 7 '15 at 21:54
  • Okay. I arrive Monday 5-ish. Let me look around and find something close. Try to shoot for Monday evening, maybe? @Verbeia – kale Oct 8 '15 at 3:58
  • See above @PeterRoberge. iPhone app won't let me put more than one (at) reply in a comment. – kale Oct 8 '15 at 3:59
  • @kale - sounds great. Maybe set up an event in the pathable site? – Verbeia Oct 8 '15 at 4:08
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    I've set up a meeting. It's at wtc15.pathable.com/meetings/331655. – kale Oct 8 '15 at 13:44
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    @kale got the meeting- but I arrive at 9PM on Monday, so i would vote later in the week! – Peter Roberge Oct 8 '15 at 16:34
  • @Verbeia i.stack.imgur.com/QN7SE.png – Dr. belisarius Oct 8 '15 at 17:32
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    @kale That link doesn't work for me -- it claims I don't have permission to view it. :-P – Brett Champion Oct 9 '15 at 3:14
  • @BrettChampion I'm a pathable noob. I'll add you, but I don't see a way to make it public. Any ideas? – kale Oct 9 '15 at 13:16
  • Cannot attend this year, but wish you a great conference! To go with AC/DC: have a drink on me 😊! With all the SE folks around this is bound to be fun event. – Yves Klett Oct 9 '15 at 17:04
  • Not this year. New kid and my back-up is having carpal tunnel surgery. Hopefully next year. – rcollyer Oct 10 '15 at 2:45
  • @kale, need permission to view pathable link. – alancalvitti Oct 12 '15 at 15:30
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    Looking forward to meet you all @ WTC15 – Zviovich Oct 12 '15 at 17:18
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    Would any of you conference attendees be willing to write about your experience(s) for the site blog? – J. M. is away Oct 20 '15 at 20:17
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After a few venue changes, we made it! Thanks Kale for arranging the event and Brett for organising the table.

Front row: Kale, user21, Stan Silver

Back row: Peter Roberge, Chip Hurst, Zviovich, Anton Antonov (obscured), me, P Fonseca, Edmund and Daniel Lichtblau

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    Pleasure meeting u @verbeia – Zviovich Oct 21 '15 at 4:25
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    Haha! That's the elusive @user21 in the middle front row. Great meeting everyone. – kale Oct 21 '15 at 4:44
  • I think image processing using mathematica should allow us to guess user21's name from his name tag ;-) – chris Oct 21 '15 at 13:08
  • So, why isn't @Brett in the picture? :) – J. M. is away Oct 21 '15 at 18:00
  • Sorry I missed this! – Paco Jain Oct 21 '15 at 20:43
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    "Brett's gone -- take the photo now!" – Brett Champion Oct 21 '15 at 20:50
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    It was great to put faces to user names! – Chip Hurst Oct 22 '15 at 21:41
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    What happened to me on this photo is similar to what happened to Mike Wazowski in the Monsters Inc. commercial. – Anton Antonov Nov 2 '15 at 1:24
  • @Anton, you should've asked for a retake! :) – J. M. is away Nov 5 '15 at 12:24
  • @J.M. I became aware of my obscured presence in the chosen photo ten days after the conference. – Anton Antonov Nov 5 '15 at 18:30
  • @Anton, hopefully you can ensure that you're not eclipsed in the pictures this year. :) – J. M. is away Oct 10 '16 at 5:35
  • @J.M. I will definitely try! – Anton Antonov Oct 10 '16 at 7:02
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Not really an answer, but since the Pathable site isn't all that conducive for a public meeting, here's where the meetup is planned:

StackExchange reserved table at Tuesday's lunch.

1501 S Neil St

Champaign, IL 61820

Tuesday, October 20th @ 12:00 pm CDT

  • What day? ..... – alancalvitti Oct 12 '15 at 15:29
  • @alancalvitti Oops. Fixed. And I'll send you an invite. – kale Oct 12 '15 at 20:08
  • Tue night is the WRI sponsored networking dinner, 6-9 - I'm attending. Any chance you can move this to Wed? - There's a closing gathering on Thur eve as well. – alancalvitti Oct 12 '15 at 22:56
  • @kale are we set up for Wed? Please send me the invite too. – Zviovich Oct 12 '15 at 23:02
  • @alancalvitti There's a keynote dinner on Wednesday. Maybe we could do a meetup a little earlier on Tuesday at the expense of a session? – kale Oct 12 '15 at 23:31
  • What about getting together for lunch 12-12:15pm any day? – Zviovich Oct 13 '15 at 11:51
  • @kale, sounds good. Waiting for invite. – alancalvitti Oct 13 '15 at 20:25
  • @alancalvitti, Zviovich I've moved it to lunchtime on the 20th. Hopefully more people can attend then... – kale Oct 14 '15 at 13:36
  • Sounds good. I'm in a session that finishes at noon on Tuesday so I may be a few mins late. – Edmund Oct 19 '15 at 19:22
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    All, @brettchampion has reserved us a table in the ballroom for lunch on Tuesday. It'll have a StackExchange sign displayed. – kale Oct 19 '15 at 19:55
  • Note comment, @Edmund. I'll update the meeting for the others. – kale Oct 19 '15 at 19:56
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Very proud to report that at least four of the 10 innovator awards went to Mma.SE members - congrats to kale, Paul Abbott and Philip Maymin (and me). If there are others amongst the winners please edit this answer.

I'd post pictures but this doesn't seem possible from a phone.


(from the Wolfram Twitter account)

Innovator Award winners

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    Congrats everybody! – Brett Champion Oct 22 '15 at 3:30
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    Which one is Stephen Wolfram? – Dr. belisarius Nov 3 '15 at 1:52
  • Probably the guy who looks like a tanned George Clooney. – J. M. is away Nov 5 '15 at 12:25
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Just noticed this. I am here. Hi!

  • Good to get to meet you Caitlin – Zviovich Oct 23 '15 at 2:38
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Related, free post-conference workshop in Chicago on WL for data, cloud, STEM > Post WTC2015 workshop on WL, data, cloud, STEM // Chicago

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