Announcing the second SteemSTEM meetup: Bringing Steem to Virgo Labs

in steemstem •  4 months ago

As announced in our 2018 summer update, we are excited to announce the 2nd steemSTEM meetup at Virgo! After having organised a visit down at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in February 2018 (see here for the final report), steemSTEM is now bringing Steem to the Virgo research laboratory in Pisa (Italy) where research on gravitational waves is conducted.


[Image used with permission from Virgo Labs]


DETAILS


The meetup will take place on the 20-22 September 2018 between Pisa (where Virgo is located) and Florence. The schedule is at follows:

  • 20th of September: Day of arrival. In the afternoon, we will meet up to socialise, meet the SteemSTEM people hiding themselves behind the blogs and have dinner together.

  • 21st of September: The group will drive to the Virgo lab in Pisa early in the morning.
    At 10:00 AM an introduction talk will be held, followed by a visit of the detector and a Q&A session. Lunch is currently planned on-site, together with the Virgo staff.
    In the afternoon, we will tour Pisa, have dinner together and drive back to Florence in the evening.

  • 22nd of September: On this day, we meet again around lunch time to have a chance to discuss the events of the previous day in a rested state. For the afternoon, we plan to visit the Natural History Museum of Florence.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE?


The venue is limited to 35 people. To be one of those, it is mandatory to register. To this aim:

  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Send a message to @suesa on the steemstem discord with your phone number and a scan of a valid ID.
  • As a confirmation of your participation, you will be given writing permission on the channel dedicated to this meetup (where updated details about the event are to be provided).
  • If a visa is needed to enter Italy, please contact @lemouth on the steemstem discord.

Why asking for your phone number? For organisational purposes so that we can contact you quickly and efficiently if needed (a whatsapp group will be created).

Why asking for your ID? We will allow you to enter an international research laboratory. There is no free lunch... We however ensure that your information will not be leaked.

Please also make sure that you really have the time and money to attend.


FEE


There is no fee.

While the visit at Virgo itself is free, the participants are expected to cover their own expenses (including travel and accomodation).

Optimally, some individuals will have to rent and drive cars. SteemSTEM will do its best in (potentially partially) supporting the rentals. We will also attempt to reimburse the participants to a certain degree, as we did last time. This does not guarantee we can pay you back anything.


FINAL LAST WORDS



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We hope to see you all there! SteemSTEM is pushing the limits further once again!

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You, guys, are one of the reasons why I am sure steemit will succeed. Your commitment is outstanding. Upvoted, resteemed and highly eSTEEMED !

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Thanks for the kind words :)

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i like thar------------------

Can't wait to see/meet you all! Registering for the meetup of course :)

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excellent! I am happy that we will meet again. Please don't forget to send the material to @suesa ;)

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Already got it!

I guess, someone has to spoil the fun. Count me in.

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Glad to finally have the chance to meet your German humour ;)

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German... humour?

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There is a smiley!

i hate to answer too fast but you're a serious heavy weight sensei

i prefer not to unless i got something sensible to say

but i hang on your every word

you are angelic

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Hehe! :)

We are not that heavy, come on ;)

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don't sell yourself short, sensei

people like you are a national treasure

the pride of france hah hah

truly ...

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pssst: I am no French ;)

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you could have fooled me, i thought you said you were from Paris ...

my mistake something about montparnasse ? few months ago lol

btw , sensei ...

as i am as always behind on my replies like the will-o-wisp i am i wanted to draw your attention to a new kid in town

https://www.minds.com/nasa

well nasa is just one page, its a different network than steemit, its not just another dapp ... i thought, if you really want to preach the word of Foton then maybe it's a potential extension. It can't be that hard to double a feed or blog on two networks and maybe you could try and get a satellite from your #steemstem community to scout the exoplanet and its inhabitants ... its brand new ... no guarantee it will stay alive, i just heard about it ... i know you're not in it for the money and its freshness makes it less prone to moneymaking schemes too ...

i have no affiliation by the way but i'm always looking for new doors so i thought maybe you would like to know :)

the rest of the replies will have to wait for the rest of the week i can barely gather myself

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I live in Paris. This does not mean I am French ;)

PS: I will check the nasa page :)

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yes well, i dont feel flemish either but alas i am it heh ... i lived in a city here last time i was living with a girl ... almost three years, i ...tss

i dont like this place (but thats all to do with being my hometown) but i dont think i would want to live in a sizable city again ... its just too much ... and the light pollution makes my favourite time of day (the night) bad because i can't see the stars :)

i'm still all up for the plains of mongolia sooner or later, or the edge at least, somewhere not too far from ulanbaatar but not too close either

as long as i have wi-fi hahah

well the nasa page is just showing how their network / app looks ... but its like i said a totally different network on a different blockchain (with a different audience) than steemit ... in case your community wants to extend its reach ... its babysteps but it looks promising

We hope to see you all there!

Great to see the official announcement. I can't come, but I wish the best to those who do!

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I imagine his is not an easy trip from the US. As I said to everyone in your case, maybe the next one will be more manageable :)

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I would like to attend but being limited to only 35 people, who knows if I am all that relevant to the group? :)
Italy sounds good :D

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First in first in! We are waiting for you! ;)

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I will!

I'll do whatever I can to get the freedom/money to attend =)

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We will force you :D

fiction sometimes leads to facts :) einsteins theory was once fiction

until it was a fact :-)

i always preferred the gedanken-type sci-fi , underlaid, like zelazny or van voght , dreaming of distant stars as a kid when life was simple

wish i had money to go to events like that ... maybe if i keep steeming :p

Looking forward to seeing you all again !

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Glad to read you will come :)

@steemstem thank you, my friend, your blog is such an awesome

Have a great Rendezvous !!! Wish you all great time!Wish if i could also come.

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Maybe at the next one, who knows? ;)

I am so excited for this steemstem meetup because it will emerge the helping options for rentals.

Virgo. That sounds super cool. I would really like to go but my schedule is busier by the day. Maybe by the time I can arrange it the spot will be gone. Anyway it's pretty awesome and wish you all good luck regardless of me making it or not 😁

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Oh no! I would have loved to see you again :(

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If by any chance I can make it I would love to chat with you. Last time I was so tired, cold and kind of out of place that I barely spoke. Being you one of the people I wanted to talk the most.🤷🏻‍♂️

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The green heart is back! :D

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Just let us know in last minute. Maybe will we have a slot left :)

Sounds cool. Wish I could come but money is an issue. (And my constitution is another one.)

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Maybe the next one then, if you are not living too far from it? ;)

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Haha, regarding the distance Italy would be perfect (as was Geneva). But being unemployed I simply can't afford it.

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I understand. Let's cross fingers for the next one! :)

Might be joining as well.

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Coooooool. You can go in the maybe pile with me then =D

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Alright!

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It would be so nice to finally meet you ^^

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likewise :)

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I am also going so if you want someone on the outward flight let me know.
Extra perk: I can bring the plane down if the pilots get sick :))

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mhhh... I may take another flight ;)

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It was for @cristi, I know he is from Romania, but I am uncertain if he is living in Romania or not :D

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We need to talk about this. If I have someone to go, it's more likely I'll go. Send me message on discord or instagram!

Looks amazing, looking to be there!

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Yep it will be amazing! Will you be with us?

This sounds so awesome, and I wish I could come, but I already booked a two week vacation in Spain which encompasses these two days! :'(

But anyone who is able to go absolutely should! The Steemstem crew is super awesome and the experience at CERN was great! Don't miss out.

Meanwhile, I will have to wait for number 3 - luckily third time is the charm!

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Nooooooo :( I was so looking forward to again almost be killed by you in a car accident. Almost. :D

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TIL you like living on the edge :D

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My driving is the edge :)

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I will try to remember that to increase my life expectation ;)

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Haha - I was looking forward to getting trapped in a roundabout with you guys for forty minutes and then backing into a ditch - now I don't know what to do with myself.

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Good times, good times.

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(although to be clear, I am looking to see how much a flight from madrid to florence abd back costs... Which would be a bit wacko... But it currently looks like it won't make much sense.)

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Too bad for this time... But I am sure we will have other occasions to meet. Maybe I should also just pass by NYC the next time I will fly to the US ;)

China is close enough, but will be in New Zealand in September. Sad to miss out on the pizza but best wishes to all who can make it.

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Le's keep options for meetup number 3 then. Maybe will you be able to come :)

Can't wait for this! :)

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Will you come? :)

nice and great news.

I live part time in Florence and would love to attend. Given the limited posts and the fact that I am not as active a participant of others, is there a plan to get together in the area after the official visit? I would not want to take up the space of someone that is more active.

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tadam! :D

Looks awesome! Looking forward to it :)

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We indeed need a big delegation from France. Please sleep well in advance!

Looking forward to this event.

Natural History Museum of Florence? Oh my wow!!! That would be so much fun.
#_fun_overloaded

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Well, visiting the virgo interferometer as well!! Will you be with us? :D

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Will you be with us?

I wish I would be there; but if not, then the next one would definitely be a go.
Well, there's still time though, and anything can happen

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Fingers are crossed.

Gosh I would absolutely love to go. I can't commit right now though with family obligations. 😣
Arrgh...

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Let's hope we will still have a free slot for you when your schedule will be clearer :)

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Definitely!

Wow this is excellent!

Congratulations those that will attend. Someday, I will.

@eurogee of @euronation and @steemstem communities

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Some day I hope you will! Maybe a third meetup at HESS in Namibia? ;)

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Perhaps but there ain't much steemit (core STEM) members in Namibia..

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Then I don't know. We need a STEM reason ;)

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Oh good. Personally, I think rich attendance should also be weighed for consideration. If I know the core STEM traits the team is looking for, perhaps I may research around; perhaps the team might find Nigeria worthy to host one in the future 😂😂

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It is not a matter of having this or that country to host, it is a matter of having a STEM reason to go here or there.

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👌👌

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No :( Third meetup in India please

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If you find us a good STEM reason to come, we could try!

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Third meetup in Namibia? Stemng is gonna storm the place. Ain't too far from west Africa

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Well, I don't know. As I said, we only need a STEM excuse to pick up a place :)

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It depends on how big a STEM facility should be to qualify for a reasonable excuse.

Even here in South-Eastern Nigeria, we have the Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI). Not big though. And some other cool STEM facilities in Nigeria. Maybe not too big for a good STEM excuse.
Oh yeah! The Dangote oil refinery; which is meant to be the largest in the African continent; should be ready by 2019 (all things being equal). Maybe that could suffice for a STEM excuse in the future; who knows? :D

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I don't know. To be discussed :)

I won't be able to see you this time guys, but I wish you as much fruitful meetup as the last one!

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So... we won't be able to lose you this time? ;)

Too bad you can't come. Hopefully at the next one!

This is awesome, whenever I hear of Pisa I think of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I'm excited to hear about the visit to this excellent tourist destination. I wish I'd be going but I'd just be in front of my PC drinking water and watching the whole pictures of the visit green with envy joy :)

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The next time will be for you my friend. The next time! At least hopefully :)

One would need a private jet to travel from one meetup to the next. Awesome to see all these events going on all over the world.

Much success and - of course - fun for you guys!
Thanks @lemouth for sharing the link :-)

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A travel jet? mmmh.... could be handy... ;)

Thanks a lot for passing by and hopefully, see you at some point somewhere! :)

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That'd be great! Would love to meet you in person some day :-)

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Who knows.... ;)

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good

Though I didn't find that much time for steemit lately, at least I hope to manage to register in time this time around :D

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Oh, so no popping up from nowhere this time? :D

I couldn't participate last year :( I'm interested to not only visit Virgo but to meet SteemSTEM community :) Count me in and if it's possible my girlfriend @xara as well.

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That is possible, of course. You only have to follow the instructions given in the post ;)

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Done, thanks ;)

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Glad that we will meet there :)

This time iam in ! :)

Wife convinced, babysitter organized, I'm in! (+1)

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Excellent! I am very happy that we will eventually meet.

I'll be there :D

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voila! The French delegation is getting there! Please contact @suesa with the documents ^^

Sounds like a fun and interesting holibob! I hope to make it to one of these some day. Have fun! :)

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Who knows? The future is bright and we will have many other occasions!

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Thank you for the support :)

I would love to attend but I have freedom but no money.... I wish I had both so I can meet this geniuses from out of Nigeria and see the real deal... Not just reading the posts no practicals here, more of theories and little or no practical

Safe trip to all attending

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I can really imagine that it is hard for you guys to come to Europe. Hopefully, one of these days, we will organize something closer! :)

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So kind of you boss

We would we be waiting for the opportunity

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You may also decide to create such an opportunity :)