What we're about

// 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!

Upcoming events (5+)

Papers We Love Monthly Meeting

Excella Consulting Arlington Tech Exchange ATX

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 Details forthcoming

Papers We Love Monthly Meeting

CustomInk

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 CustomInk Cafe (3rd Floor) Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave #300 Fairfax, VA 22031 When you get here you can come in via the patio. Don't be scared by the metal gate and sign. It's accessible via the outside stairs near True Food. There is a parking garage next door for those coming by vehicle. And, there is a walkway to the patio on the 3rd floor of the garage nearest moms organic market. Metro: The Dunn Loring metro station is about 0.7 miles from our meetup location. It’s very walkable, but if you’d prefer a bus, the 402 Southbound and 1A/1B/1C Westbound leave from Dunn Loring Station about every 5-10 minutes (see a schedule for more detailed timetable). If you're late, we totally understand–please still come! (via the patio is best) Just be sure to slip in quietly if a speaker is presenting. // Papers Details forthcoming

Papers We Love Monthly Meeting

Excella Consulting Arlington Tech Exchange ATX

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 Details forthcoming

Papers We Love Monthly Meeting

CustomInk

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 CustomInk Cafe (3rd Floor) Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave #300 Fairfax, VA 22031 When you get here you can come in via the patio. Don't be scared by the metal gate and sign. It's accessible via the outside stairs near True Food. There is a parking garage next door for those coming by vehicle. And, there is a walkway to the patio on the 3rd floor of the garage nearest moms organic market. Metro: The Dunn Loring metro station is about 0.7 miles from our meetup location. It’s very walkable, but if you’d prefer a bus, the 402 Southbound and 1A/1B/1C Westbound leave from Dunn Loring Station about every 5-10 minutes (see a schedule for more detailed timetable). If you're late, we totally understand–please still come! (via the patio is best) Just be sure to slip in quietly if a speaker is presenting. // Papers Details forthcoming

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