Past Meetup

September Monthly Gathering: Fair Division

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Uptown Community Gathering Space

514 Lowry Ave NE · Minneapolis, MN

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We’re right next door to Carma Coffee!

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Join us for our monthly Sunday Assembly! Once a month we get together to celebrate life, socialize, and learn how to Live Better, Help Often, and Wonder More.

What is the definition of “fair”? How do you divide resources among people to make sure everyone gets an equal share? What criteria should determine things like which astronomers get access to telescopes? To help us understand these concepts, our speaker this month is Kevin Schiroo, whose talk will touch on the mathematics of fair division.

Kevin is a computer scientist with a personal focus on the intersection of algorithms and society. He holds a Masters degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelors degree in mathematics from Coe College. He has performed research with the Wiki Education Foundation and GroupLens as well as worked as a software engineer and data scientist for companies including IBM and the Nerdery.

Our band will have some songs to share about fairness, plus we’ll have a variety of readings, media, and get-to-know-you activities to explore our theme. Then stay after to join us for for our annual meeting!