Comment author: MichaelPlant 14 June 2017 10:45:21AM 0 points [-]

I agree on the writing being scattered. Task 1) is: get the writing on a given topic into a single place. That still leaves task 2) get all those collated writings into a single place.

On 2) it strikes me it would be good if CEA compiled a list of EA-relevant resources. An alternative would be someone be someone creating an edited collection of the best recent EA work on a range of topics. Or if we have an academic EA global, then treating that like a normal academic conference and publishing the presented papers.

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 27 June 2017 04:02:44PM 0 points [-]

There's a Google spreadsheet called the EA Database with hundreds of links, all ordered into categories and subcategories. Do you have access to this?

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 27 June 2017 03:59:09PM 0 points [-]

Thanks for this! It's very useful to have such a detailed list, and on the EA.org website too. There's also a post from a few years ago with ideas on how to get involved, perhaps more useful to existing EAs: http://effective-altruism.com/ea/7k/what_small_things_can_an_ea_do/

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 27 June 2017 03:50:24PM 0 points [-]

Are there any upcoming career profiles to be excited about?

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 25 June 2017 05:35:58PM 1 point [-]

Do you have updates on the impact of any recent university leafleting activities?

Comment author: jpaddison 18 June 2017 03:50:07PM 2 points [-]

Does anyone have recommendations for activities that are valuable for people considering their values? Or people considering / doing action?

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 23 June 2017 06:04:25AM 0 points [-]

There's a website (who's link I'm trying to find) of EA related tasks ranging from 2 minutes to a few hours that could be used in a discussion/hackathon meetup. And also effectivealtduism.orgs new 'Ways to get involved' guide. THINK also has worksheets that cover various issues to use personally or in groups. Is this the type of material you were looking for?

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 13 June 2017 12:21:15PM 1 point [-]

Amazing! How long did it take to give out the 250 books by the way? Did people jump at the chance for a free book, or were only certain people interested?

In response to High Impact Science
Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 11 January 2017 06:22:18PM 0 points [-]

Amazing article! Are there any resources available to help identify, prioritise and facilitate opportunities for high-impact science? I'm currently researching cause prioritisation of, and within, biotechnology - especially it's positive applications. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :)

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 11 January 2017 06:14:35PM 0 points [-]

Great job! My suggestions would be to include questions covering: a) career path and career changes, b) ways how individuals first got involved and are currently involved (e.g. via an EA hub event, if they attend any, or get involved in the online EA community) and c) what events/resources they use and would like more of/would get them more involved. Hopefully addressing the identity/discomfort issue!

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 11 January 2017 05:02:45PM 0 points [-]

could the 'GiveWell’s Top Charities for Giving Season 2013' blog post link be updated to the newest each year?

In response to comment by [deleted] on Introduction to Effective Altruism
Comment author: RyanCarey 12 April 2016 07:14:04AM *  3 points [-]

They both have the same main goal of making the major ideas in effective altruism available to relative newbies.

The Handbook is freely available online, and is made of volunteered essays and blog posts, by a variety of prominent EA authors. Doing Good Better is formally published, longer, carefully structured, easier to read, and consistently styled (as a pop-science/pop-philosophy book).

Comment author: LaurenMcG  (EA Profile) 11 January 2017 04:56:29PM 0 points [-]

DGB also has some free sample chapters [https://80000hours.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Doing-Good-Better-Chapter-9.pdf] and then there's 80,000 Hours' free online careers guide in paperback and ebook format [https://www.amazon.co.uk/80-000-Hours-fulfilling-career-ebook/dp/B01M70QISP] which 80,000 Hours were recently offering for free.

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