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On Sep. 28, 2009, MathOverflow went online, and has almost ten years of almost constant operation, thanks to StackExchange.

There will be an obligatory post observing the anniversary. The board of MathOverflow LLC might hold a toast (with coffee and tea) in observance as well, and they may yet have bigger plans. Until those plans appear, this post is a staging area for people who want to celebrate the forum away from the forum (as in meeting in some locale). For a timely and well anticipated event, starting plans about now seems good.

How do you want to observe the anniversary? And where, and who do you want to invite?

Gerhard "Where Are All The Parties?" Paseman, 2019.06.21.

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    $\begingroup$ Here is link to the post made after 5 years: Happy 5th anniversary, MathOverflow! $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jun 22 at 4:06
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    $\begingroup$ We can all go out for a drink. Who's got a travel grant large enough to bring everyone together? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 22 at 15:44
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    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila I dare to claim that there exist people who wouldn't even only need to spend one day of their personal income on this ... . $\endgroup$ – Stefan Kohl Jun 22 at 19:14
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    $\begingroup$ @Stefan: The Queen of England? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 22 at 19:15
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    $\begingroup$ @Asaf: I think you can find plenty of them here ... . $\endgroup$ – Stefan Kohl Jun 22 at 19:21
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I would be interested in acquiring a commemorative mathoverflow mug! If you are planning to get some of them printed, would you be so kind as to keep us informed?

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    $\begingroup$ I will inquire about anniversary bling. If you will also drop an email on this subject to moderators@mathoverflow.net, that will help. Gerhard "Is An Unofficial MathOverflow Official" Paseman, 2019.06.23. $\endgroup$ – Gerhard Paseman Jun 24 at 1:49
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    $\begingroup$ I have an MO mug. It is big and I use it all the time, and it it worth having one. $\endgroup$ – David Roberts Jun 25 at 1:23
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    $\begingroup$ @DavidRoberts: People are so jealous of my mug! $\endgroup$ – Thomas Rot Jun 25 at 19:24
  • $\begingroup$ Someone in my department has stolen my MO mug, or perhaps it's just in someone's office... :-) $\endgroup$ – Dima Pasechnik Jul 4 at 17:15
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I will be surprised if there's much demand for a get-together in Rochester NY, but if so I'll be glad to host it at my home, which is well set up for large (and small) gatherings.

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  • $\begingroup$ If the upvoters are indicating interest (as opposed to just approval), I'll be glad to hear from them. $\endgroup$ – Steven Landsburg 2 days ago
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I am game if anyone is up for a celebratory meet-up in the Netherlands.

EDIT:

Very likely we will meet up on Friday 27-09-2019 in Utrecht.

Let's do this MO style:

It would be nice to have some short talks and question/answer sessions. Send me an email if you would like to contribute. Things that could be nice:

I want to avoid people giving their standard research talk, unless a paper resulted from an MO question of course.

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    $\begingroup$ Excellent! I don't think I will be in or near Europe in September. I will make a post for an S.F. East Bay version. Feel free to use it as a template. Gerhard "Will Look Up Staggered Toasts" Paseman, 2019.06.25. $\endgroup$ – Gerhard Paseman Jun 25 at 21:07
  • $\begingroup$ @GerhardPaseman I went ahead and made one for Berkeley/the Bay below :). $\endgroup$ – Alec Rhea Jun 26 at 23:14
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    $\begingroup$ @Thomas Rot if there is a meet-up in the Netherlands I'll come running $\endgroup$ – Pietro Majer Jul 4 at 8:27
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    $\begingroup$ @PietroMajer: Good, let me talk to some people! $\endgroup$ – Thomas Rot Jul 4 at 8:58
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If anyone else is in the Berkeley/SF bay area, I'd be game to meet up for beers at any of our wonderful local establishments and celebrate MO.

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Now that Alec Rhea has posted an invitation for that part of the Bay Area near Berkeley, I will help with the overflow by posting one for further south, in or near Hayward.

I am planning for ten to twenty people. Right now I am listing example locations; as the date nears and more people join in, a final one or two locations will be chosen with mapping coordinates and directions. If you are in the area and have recommendations, put them and some info in the comments below.

Olive Garden near Southland Mall. Family style Italian.

Round Table Pizza, off of Foothill

Ranch Steakhouse, off of Mission and Foothill

Vals Cafe, best burgers on the planet, near Kelly and Center

Starbucks off of Lewelling.

Gerhard "Should We Do Username Placecards?" Paseman, 2019.06.28.

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    $\begingroup$ @Asaf, although I intended answer posts to be from people willing to host, you can place a wanted request as a response. If it is filled, you might then delete the response if possible. Gerhard "Answers Can Mean Many Things" Paseman, 2019.06.28. $\endgroup$ – Gerhard Paseman Jun 28 at 19:22
  • $\begingroup$ May I have your email address? may you send me a message to my yahoo email "alitghv"? Thank you! $\endgroup$ – Ali Taghavi Jun 29 at 12:11
  • $\begingroup$ You can determine my email from my user profile. If you send me email, please have MathOverflow party as part of the subject. Gerhard "Is Training His Own Filter" Paseman, 2019.06.29. $\endgroup$ – Gerhard Paseman Jun 29 at 14:35
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It would be fun to have the Firday 9/27/19 seminar meeting on the topic of MathOverflow in some way. As the organizer of Boise State University's Friday math seminar, I might ask my colleagues to pick some favorite things on MO, and give 5-10 minute mini-presentations, to fill up an hour that way. Also we might share some of the tweetable math, math jokes, math videos, etc. Any other suggestions?

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