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  • Hackerboxes - SubGHz Radio

    Hackers? What are they? Come to this event and find out... by becoming one!

    We'll dig into Hackerbox #32: SubGHz Radio

    Explore radio communications in the sub-GHz range, including software defined radio (SDR)!

    Check out https://www.instructables.com/id/HackerBox-0034-SubGHz/  for a full walk-through of the projects in this box. Note: you probably won't get through them all in just one session.

     

  • Last (Sunday) Supper - May

    Looking for more opportunity to spend time with all your Sunday Assembly friends? Join us for dinner on the last Sunday of each month. We'll pick different restaurants around the city, or the occasional potluck at someone's house.

    This month...

    We're heading to Canter's Delicatessen in the Fairfax District. Free parking, and all your deli favorites.

    Image: Canter's sign at night.

    Look for a familiar face, or T-shirt or two with our SALA logo.

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    *Family Dinner means your SALAmander Family. Families and kids are welcome, but not required.

    We try to get to different parts of town as much as we can, but aren't always familiar with what's in the area. Restaurant Suggestions always welcome. Please leave them in the comments. 

  • Hackerboxes - Jumbotron

    Hackers? What are they? Come to this event and find out... by becoming one!

    We'll dig into Hackerbox #36: Jumbotron

    Program a 64×32 full-color LED display (the same kind used in making real jumbotrons) using an ESP32 single-chip computer with integrated wifi and Bluetooth.

    Check out https://www.instructables.com/id/HackerBox-0036-JumboTron/ for a full walk-through of the projects in this box. Note: you probably won't get through them all in just one session.

     

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - Roving - June

    Put your useless knowledge to the test!

    Join the Sunday Assembly Pub Trivia Team.

    We compete together at bars and pubs throughout the city on the 1st of each month, which allows for different nights of the week, and different locations around town.

    There's only one place to be on a Saturday Night. Join as at old favorite Little Bar!

    Trivia starts early at 7:30 pm, but please try to arrive by 7:15 in case we have to divide into multiple teams.

    Your RSVP is important as we will likely need to reserve a table.

    Look for familiar faces or a T-shirt or hoodie with a familiar logo. 

    All are welcome. Many think they don't have anything to contribute, but always become valuable members of our team.

  • SFV - Dinner and Discussion - June

    Meet with fellow Assemblers and other like-minded individuals (Humanists/Agnostics/Atheists/nones, etc.), have dinner, and share your experiences/ideas/concerns of living in today's world. We're always open to new members and persons of widely varying viewpoints. All we mandate is courtesy and respect to fellow attendees, and no proselytizing.

    Group photo from previous event

    Please bring a favorite or "hot" topic to discuss, or any research you have been doing. The Moderator presents a couple of topics throughout the meeting, but the spin-off discussions are always informative and robust! Feel free to post your ideas/questions/concerns in the chat below.

    Food/Drink are optional, but we always like to patronize our host, since they don't charge us for the space. And it’s great "comfort-food" with a full bar, and several on-tap selections.

    Look for us in the restaurant area, not the bar.

    We meet the 1st Monday of each month.

    This event is crossposted with Atheist United.

  • Self-Improvement Book Group - Better Than Before

    As part of our efforts to live better, we're starting a self improvement book group. Our first book is Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin, which is about how making a conscious effort to build good habits and break bad habits can make us happier.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Better-Than-Before-Habits-Procrastinate/dp/0385348630

  • Venice Game Night

    Venice Game Night! 

    There's one every month, and it moves around to different days of the week. Please bring a drink or snack to share. 

    Join us for board games, drinks, snacks and good company. We get started around 8:30, but feel free to come later, and we'll get you in a game. We've got an embarrassingly large collection. We're always happen to teach or to learn one of your favorites!

    Street parking is usually plentiful. If you're going to drink, please consider taking a Lyft! Your RSVP helps us plan!

  • LA Pride

    As is our custom in June, en lieu of our regularly scheduled Sunday Assembly in West Hollywood, we'll be showing our colors at LA Pride! Let's celebrate everyone's right to love who they love and love who they are!
    If you think you'd like to meet up with us to cheer on the parade and hand out candy and waters, RSVP and you'll receive all the details.
    We're meeting at 10am in front of Chase Bank and Starbucks at 8951 Santa Monica Blvd, across from Pump restaurant. Look for SALA shirts and balloons. Signs, banners and rainbow flair encouraged!
  • Skeptics' Peña - June

    What's a "peña?" In South America, the term refers to a gathering of like-minded people who get together to talk about some topic with the aid of finger food and wine and spirits (of the alcoholic variety). It's like a salon, but for regular folks.

    This month's topic is TBD

    We will gather to ponder the world, one topic at a time. We will examine debates without debating, exploring our convictions –or lack thereof– and the reasons we have to have them –or to not have them. We will do so in relaxed, friendly setting, keeping in mind what Bertrand Russell is said to have said about beliefs: "I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong." Or, if you prefer, what The Dude said about opinions:

    Feel free to bring food and beverages of your liking.

    The plan is to meet the Wednesday after the Assembly each month, with a new topic.

    Because of limited space at my place, we have to limit the attendance to 10, so please only RSVP if you plan to plan to make it, or cancel if you won't be able to in order to open a spot up for someone else.

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - Westside - June

    Put your useless knowledge to the test!

    Join the Sunday Assembly Pub Trivia Team for a second time in the month in Santa Monica.

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    In addition to our roving team that meets on the 1st. We also compete on the third Thursday of the month at The Dudes' Brewing Company in the Santa Monica Place mall.
    Trivia starts at 7:30, but please try to arrive by 7:15 in case we have to divide into multiple teams.
    Look for familiar faces or a shirt with the familiar logo.

    All are welcome. Many think they don't have anything to contribute, but always become valuable members of our team.