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Papers We Love: Lean Coffee Edition

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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 ( by Sean Cribbs.

Ideas and suggestions are welcome–fill our our interest survey here ( 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–Lean Coffee Discussion (see "Papers" below for more info)

• 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 or wish to use the elevator. 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

It's time for our second Lean Coffee meetup (here was the first:! Instead of our usual presentation-and-discussion format, we're going to follow the Lean Coffee format (, "a structured, but agenda-less meeting." If you missed an interesting meetup, you'd like to revisit a previous discussion, or something new has caught your eye, this is a great opportunity to bring it up!

Lean Coffee has three basic steps:

1. We'll start off by writing down topics/papers we're interested in (ex. "denoising low-light images", "recurrent neural networks", or "compiler optimizations").

2. Vote on topics.

3. Start talking! We'll start with the most popular topic and vote periodically whether to continue the current discussion or move on to the next topic.

We hope this'll be a good way to cover a lot of ground in one meeting. Maybe it will inspire some future presentations as well!
2910 District Avenue · Fairfax, VA
How to find us

We'll be on the 6th floor; follow the signs. Check with the front desk for help with the elevator.

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