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Marching Cubes
Welcome to the DC/NoVA Papers We Love meetup! Papers We Love is an international organization centered around the appreciation of computer science research papers. There's so much we can learn from the landmark research that shaped the field and the current studies that are shaping our future. Our goal is to create a community of tech professionals passionate about learning and sharing knowledge. Come join us! New to research papers? Watch The Refreshingly Rewarding Realm of Research Papers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eRx5Wo3xYA) by Sean Cribbs. Ideas and suggestions are welcome–fill our our interest survey here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJwLQhnmzWcuyodPrSmqHgqrvNxRbnNSbiWAuwzHwshhy_Sg/viewform) and let us know what motivates you! // Tentative Schedule • 7:00-7:30–Informal paper discussion • 7:30-7:35–Introduction and announcements • 7:35-8:40–Papers and Discussion (details forthcoming) • 8:40-9:00–Informal paper discussion // Directions Excella Consulting Arlington Tech Exchange (https://www.excella.com/events/arlington-tech-exchange) 2300 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22201 This month, Excella Consulting is hosting us at the Arlington Tech Exchange. It's located conveniently off Wilson Blvd in Arlington. There's parking available, and it's just a quick walk from the Courthouse Metro Station. We'll be on the 6th floor; follow the signs. If you're late, we totally understand–please still come! Just be sure to slip in quietly if a speaker is presenting. // Papers Primary paper for discussion (original Marching Cubes paper): http://academy.cba.mit.edu/classes/scanning_printing/MarchingCubes.pdf An excellent, widely used-and-reused implementation of Marching Cubes, with a mechanical breakdown & tutorial/explanation of how it works: http://paulbourke.net/geometry/polygonise/ In addition to discussing the paper, I also plan to share a personal implementation of the Marching Cubes algorithm, and to use it show some fun interactive examples of creating essentially arbitrary 3D graphical surfaces with Marching Cubes.

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// What is Papers We Love?

What was the last paper within the realm of computing you read and loved? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Otherwise, just come, listen, and discuss.

We're curating a repository (https://github.com/papers-we-love/papers-we-love) for papers and places-to-find papers. You can contribute by adding PR's for papers, code, and/or links to other repositories.

// Want to get involved?

• Attend a meeting (http://www.meetup.com/Papers-We-Love-DC-NoVA/) (no experience required!)

• Submit a proposal (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XtSpzSVPymit72w0BkSTa8cN-dHZT6hX3CNaKrQ_9_g/viewform)

You can also find us online:

• Watch previous presentations on YouTube: PapersWeLove (all chapters) (https://www.youtube.com/user/PapersWeLove)

• Follow us on Twitter: @paperswelovedc

// How to Read a Paper

Reading a paper is not the same as reading a blog post or a novel. Here are a few handy resources to help you get started.

• How to read an academic article (http://organizationsandmarkets.com/2010/08/31/how-to-read-an-academic-article/)

• Advice on reading academic papers (http://www4.ncsu.edu/%7Eakmassey/posts/2012-02-15-advice-on-reading-academic-papers.html)

• How to read and understand a scientific paper (http://violentmetaphors.com/2013/08/25/how-to-read-and-understand-a-scientific-paper-2/)

• Should I Read Papers? (http://michaelrbernste.in/2014/10/21/should-i-read-papers.html)

• The Refreshingly Rewarding Realm of Research Papers (video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eRx5Wo3xYA

// Code of Conduct

Papers We Love has a Code of Conduct (https://github.com/papers-we-love/papers-we-love/blob/master/CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md). Please contact one of the organizers if anyone is not following it. Be good to each other and to the PWL community!

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