I'm not absolutely positive I'm going to this, but its right by work so there's a good chance I'll stop by for the interview part at least. We can meet in the lobby at 6pm. They give out free white wine and water to drink. I'll confirm my attendance by Wed, but if others sign up, the meetup will happen regardless.
The Algorithm for Love
Sam Yagan, CEO, OkCupid & Match.com
In conversation with Joy Nordenstrom, Matchmaker and Founder, Joy of Romance
Beth Spotswood, Culture Blogger, SFGate.com - Emcee
What happens when four Harvard math grads tackle the world of matchmaking, dating and love? They brew up an arithmetic love potion that exposes highly analytical data about relationships and what makes the perfect match. With more than 8 million active users, Match.com and OkCupid can mine for quirky dating trends – revealing, for example, that sometimes a mutual interest in horror movies is a better predictor of a love pairing than a shared interest in God. Spend the night with Sam Yagan to find out more about what makes your current or future beau a match made in heaven (or not!) He’ll use quirky trends, infographics and an algorithm for the management of asynchronous qualities to predict the ultimate love connection.
After the interview stick around for an INFORUM shindig, complete with crazy dating simulation games from the MADE, remotely-controlled sex toys from Nonpolynomial Labs, rum-tastic cocktails from Appleton Estate and more. (FYI - INFORUM is the branch of the Commonwealth Club by and for people in their 20's and 30's.)
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Location Blue Room, 2nd floor of The Commonwealth Club