Learning is inherently social. More than that, building friendships has always been one of the best parts of school. Already, we’ve seen tremendous activity in our forum, to the point where question response time averages as low as 22 minutes! Students from around the world have also started meeting up with classmates to discuss material, form study groups, build friendships, and just hang out. We’d like to help this process!
To join an existing group or create a new one, go to www.meetup.com/coursera and type your location (if not automatically identified) in the box in the upper-righthand corner. Coursera Meetups are a great way to meet your fellow “Courserians,” swap stories, share ideas, form study groups, and have a great time. Find a meetup near you, or start a new one! These events are for you, by you, so meet wherever you like. You choose the topic, the time and the venue. Meetups could be course specific or be for all Coursera students.
To kick things off, we’ve organized two outstanding events open to all of our students. We’ll be helping to organize meetups in other locations in the months to come!
Happy Hour – Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 18:00 in San Francisco, CA, USA at Gestalt Haus, 3159 16th Street.
BBQ with Stanford and Berkeley Professors – Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 12:00 (noon) in Mountain View, CA, USA. The location is still to be determined. We’re expecting a number of Stanford and Berkeley Professors who teach on Coursera to join, including Scott Klemmer, Daphne Koller, Andrew Ng, David Patterson, Jeffrey Ullman and more.
–Greg, Product Manager
P.S. Reply with photos and stories from your meetups!