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Com­mu­nity experiences

TagLast edit: 31 May 2021 18:57 UTC by Leo

The community experiences tag covers posts about members of the EA community recounting their own or others’ experiences with the EA movement—such as origin stories, lessons learnt or experiences participating in an event, job, internship or community.

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Log-nor­mal lamentations

Gregory Lewis19 May 2015 21:07 UTC
26 points
11 comments8 min readEA link

Les­sons from Run­ning Stan­ford EA and SERI

kuhanj20 Aug 2021 14:51 UTC
247 points
26 comments23 min readEA link

My clos­ing talk at EAGxSingapore

Dion12 Sep 2022 11:24 UTC
94 points
11 comments5 min readEA link

My mis­takes on the path to impact

Denise_Melchin4 Dec 2020 22:13 UTC
415 points
70 comments11 min readEA link

What drew me to EA: Reflec­tions on EA as re­lief, growth, and community

Vaidehi Agarwalla26 Mar 2021 3:04 UTC
103 points
5 comments5 min readEA link

Messy per­sonal stuff that af­fected my cause pri­ori­ti­za­tion (or: how I started to care about AI safety)

Julia_Wise5 May 2022 17:59 UTC
262 points
14 comments2 min readEA link

After one year of ap­ply­ing for EA jobs: It is re­ally, re­ally hard to get hired by an EA organisation

EA applicant26 Feb 2019 5:53 UTC
356 points
183 comments4 min readEA link

Les­sons from my time in Effec­tive Altruism

richard_ngo15 Jan 2021 21:54 UTC
277 points
24 comments8 min readEA link

My per­sonal cruxes for fo­cus­ing on ex­is­ten­tial risks /​ longter­mism /​ any­thing other than just video games

MichaelA13 Apr 2021 5:50 UTC
53 points
28 comments2 min readEA link

Crazy ideas some­times do work

Aryeh Englander4 Sep 2021 3:27 UTC
71 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

I burnt out at EAG. Let’s talk about it.

Alastair Fraser-Urquhart23 Apr 2022 12:25 UTC
115 points
35 comments4 min readEA link

Un­flat­ter­ing rea­sons why I’m at­tracted to EA

dotsam3 Jun 2022 14:27 UTC
162 points
18 comments1 min readEA link

My lo­cal EA group has an un­friendly and im­per­sonal vibe (via r/​Effec­tiveAltru­ism)

Tyner15 Jul 2022 22:27 UTC
59 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(old.reddit.com)

‘Where are your rev­olu­tion­ar­ies?’ Mak­ing EA con­ge­nial to the so­cial jus­tice war­rior.

MeredithLeston21 Sep 2022 8:46 UTC
3 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

My Ca­reer De­ci­sion-Mak­ing Process

ShayBenMoshe21 Jan 2021 20:17 UTC
96 points
15 comments31 min readEA link

Small and Vulnerable

sapphire3 May 2021 6:08 UTC
237 points
13 comments4 min readEA link

Part 1: EA tech work is in­effi­ciently al­lo­cated & bad for tech­ni­cal ca­reer cap­i­tal

Arepo25 Jul 2021 13:03 UTC
65 points
14 comments14 min readEA link

Get In The Van

ThomasW21 Jan 2022 16:49 UTC
219 points
16 comments7 min readEA link

A tough ca­reer decision

PabloAMC9 Apr 2022 0:46 UTC
66 points
13 comments4 min readEA link

My EA Failure Story

semicycle11 Jul 2022 9:22 UTC
289 points
31 comments4 min readEA link

Share your ‘Sum­mer in the Bay’ experience

Elika23 Oct 2022 0:38 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

A per­sonal his­tory of in­volve­ment with effec­tive altruism

Jonah_Sinick12 Jun 2013 4:00 UTC
6 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

A tax­on­omy of EA ori­gin stories

Tom_Ash3 Jan 2015 20:01 UTC
8 points
12 comments5 min readEA link

EA Ori­gin Story: Changing

Bitton6 Jan 2015 14:16 UTC
5 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Why are you here? An ori­gin sto­ries thread.

[deleted]4 Aug 2018 21:03 UTC
34 points
11 comments8 min readEA link

My ex­pe­rience as a CLR grantee and vis­it­ing re­searcher at CSER

Jaime Sevilla29 Apr 2020 19:03 UTC
97 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

My ex­pe­rience on a sum­mer re­search programme

Jaime Sevilla22 Sep 2019 9:54 UTC
49 points
6 comments6 min readEA link

Shar­ing my ex­pe­rience on the EA forum

nonzerosum19 Mar 2019 0:00 UTC
51 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

In­tern­ships with .im­pact: My Experience

josephkijewski119 Dec 2015 19:05 UTC
4 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

Things I Learned at the EA Stu­dent Summit

Akash27 Oct 2020 19:03 UTC
149 points
13 comments6 min readEA link

What I learnt from talk­ing to over 100 Giv­ing What We Can mem­bers

aliwoodman30 Jul 2015 14:31 UTC
8 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Plan­ning my birth­day fundraiser for Oc­to­ber 2020

BrownHairedEevee12 Sep 2020 19:26 UTC
23 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

Can I have im­pact if I’m av­er­age?

Fabienne3 Jan 2021 9:20 UTC
195 points
19 comments2 min readEA link

How I missed my pledge and how I’m fix­ing it

Daniel_Dewey10 Oct 2016 0:06 UTC
21 points
9 comments2 min readEA link

How I Raised $5010.32 for AMF and How You Can Too!

Peter Wildeford23 Dec 2014 15:29 UTC
12 points
27 comments13 min readEA link

Vol­un­teer­ing for a non-EA char­ity—a write up

jamie_cassidy23 Nov 2017 13:23 UTC
15 points
10 comments12 min readEA link

Why I Took the Giv­ing What We Can Pledge

Peter Wildeford28 Dec 2016 0:02 UTC
20 points
1 comment10 min readEA link

‘I give away half to three-quar­ters of my in­come ev­ery year’ [The Guardian]

HenryStanley9 Nov 2019 9:03 UTC
58 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(www.theguardian.com)

Why I Give

Michelle_Hutchinson25 Jan 2015 13:51 UTC
22 points
9 comments3 min readEA link

EA Blog­ging Car­ni­val: My Cause Selection

MichaelDickens16 Aug 2015 1:07 UTC
11 points
20 comments1 min readEA link

Some Writ­ings on Cause Selection

MichaelDickens8 Sep 2015 21:56 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Why I’m Not Vegan

Jeff Kaufman9 Apr 2020 13:00 UTC
8 points
61 comments2 min readEA link
(www.jefftk.com)

Why I find longter­mism hard, and what keeps me motivated

Michelle_Hutchinson22 Feb 2021 23:01 UTC
198 points
13 comments7 min readEA link

What Makes Outreach to Pro­gres­sives Hard

Cullen_OKeefe14 Mar 2021 0:32 UTC
290 points
77 comments9 min readEA link

[Question] What does failure look like?

BrownHairedEevee9 Apr 2021 22:05 UTC
32 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] How much do you (ac­tu­ally) work?

SiebeRozendal20 May 2021 20:04 UTC
53 points
19 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] How have you be­come more (or less) en­gaged with EA in the last year?

Aaron Gertler8 Sep 2020 18:28 UTC
57 points
60 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What things did you do to gain ex­pe­rience re­lated to EA?

Nathan Young7 Aug 2021 18:54 UTC
8 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Should You Visit an EA Hub?

Peter McIntyre20 Apr 2015 11:15 UTC
17 points
10 comments8 min readEA link

Per­verse Ex­cited Failure & Jus­tified Gen­eral Frustration

Josh Jacobson13 Aug 2021 23:42 UTC
39 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Why I am prob­a­bly not a longtermist

Denise_Melchin23 Sep 2021 17:24 UTC
186 points
48 comments8 min readEA link

Snap­shot of a ca­reer choice 10 years ago

Julia_Wise23 Sep 2021 19:05 UTC
231 points
11 comments3 min readEA link

Pipe-dream: Col­lated sto­ries for how and why we got into EA

Tom Gardiner5 Oct 2021 6:44 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

[Question] What com­mu­nity norm would you most like to see added, re­moved or ac­knolwedged within EA?

Nathan Young2 Nov 2021 11:59 UTC
16 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] As an EA, what D&D al­ign­ment do you iden­tify with?

Alex Barnes 21 Nov 2021 17:47 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Reflec­tions on EA Global London

PabloAMC12 Dec 2021 0:56 UTC
33 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

’Tis The Sea­son of Change

Jaime Sevilla12 Dec 2021 14:02 UTC
35 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

Un­der­in­vest­ment at the top: what I dis­cov­ered coach­ing a dozen EA leaders

Tee1 Apr 2022 12:36 UTC
94 points
20 comments34 min readEA link

My bar­gain with the EA machine

Eric Neyman27 Apr 2022 19:14 UTC
276 points
43 comments7 min readEA link

Notes From a Pledger

Justis30 Apr 2022 15:35 UTC
174 points
10 comments3 min readEA link

I’m not get­ting in that van.

kirchner.jan1 May 2022 15:30 UTC
32 points
1 comment4 min readEA link
(universalprior.substack.com)

[Question] Has any­one ac­tu­ally talked to con­ser­va­tives* about EA?

david_reinstein5 May 2022 19:05 UTC
57 points
23 comments1 min readEA link

Have You Ever Doubted Whether You’re Good Enough To Pur­sue Your Ca­reer?

lynettebye11 May 2022 10:46 UTC
71 points
3 comments9 min readEA link

“Big tent” effec­tive al­tru­ism is very im­por­tant (par­tic­u­larly right now)

Luke Freeman20 May 2022 3:39 UTC
342 points
79 comments4 min readEA link

On be­ing am­bi­tious: failing suc­cess­fully & less unnecessarily

Luke Freeman26 May 2022 7:21 UTC
162 points
10 comments21 min readEA link

EA for dumb peo­ple?

Olivia Addy11 Jul 2022 10:46 UTC
428 points
160 comments2 min readEA link

Spend­ing Up­date 2022

Jeff Kaufman19 Jul 2022 14:10 UTC
34 points
3 comments3 min readEA link
(www.jefftk.com)

Hu­man­ity’s vast fu­ture and its im­pli­ca­tions for cause prioritization

BrownHairedEevee26 Jul 2022 5:04 UTC
34 points
3 comments4 min readEA link
(sunyshore.substack.com)

Ba­hamian Ad­ven­tures: An Epic Tale of En­trepreneur­ship, AI Strat­egy Re­search and Potatoes

Jaime Sevilla9 Aug 2022 8:37 UTC
67 points
9 comments4 min readEA link

Why don’t peo­ple post on the Fo­rum? Some anecdotes

Vaidehi Agarwalla3 Oct 2022 15:06 UTC
55 points
21 comments6 min readEA link

Eirik Mofoss named “Young leader of the year” in Norway

Jorgen_Ljones16 Nov 2022 13:31 UTC
194 points
11 comments2 min readEA link

When I left Google

Jeff Kaufman28 Feb 2021 21:40 UTC
38 points
0 comments2 min readEA link
(www.jefftk.com)

Use “care” with care.

ricoh_aficio9 Feb 2017 6:38 UTC
31 points
13 comments3 min readEA link

Anony­mous EA comments

RobBensinger7 Feb 2017 21:42 UTC
34 points
94 comments2 min readEA link

EA De­bate Cham­pi­onship & Lec­ture Series

Dan Lahav5 Apr 2021 16:30 UTC
138 points
48 comments12 min readEA link

Learn­ing by do­ing internships

auroraht26 Mar 2019 22:17 UTC
22 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Sav­ing the World, and Heal­ing the Sick

Gregory Lewis12 Feb 2015 19:03 UTC
16 points
9 comments20 min readEA link

Why I Be­came an Effec­tive Altruist

HaseebQ23 Aug 2015 22:26 UTC
18 points
1 comment4 min readEA link

What Should be Taught in Work­shops for Com­mu­nity Builders?

Akash15 Nov 2021 18:41 UTC
14 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Six Take­aways from EA Global and EA Retreats

Akash16 Dec 2021 21:14 UTC
56 points
4 comments10 min readEA link

Ca­reer story: why I de­cided to leave cor­po­rate for now

Yufeng (Andy) Tao29 Mar 2022 10:02 UTC
60 points
5 comments6 min readEA link

How Josiah be­came an AI safety researcher

Neil Crawford29 Mar 2022 19:47 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Mak­ing Com­mu­nity Build­ing a more at­trac­tive ca­reer path

Vilhelm Skoglund6 Apr 2022 19:28 UTC
112 points
34 comments13 min readEA link

EA on r/​Place: An Art Pro­ject Post-mortem

EricHerboso13 Apr 2022 21:47 UTC
40 points
5 comments3 min readEA link

How I failed to form views on AI safety

Ada-Maaria Hyvärinen17 Apr 2022 11:05 UTC
192 points
72 comments40 min readEA link

Big EA and Its In­finite Money Printer

Arjun Panickssery29 Apr 2022 17:57 UTC
68 points
13 comments7 min readEA link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

My Reflec­tions Fa­cil­i­tat­ing for EA Vir­tual Programs

Elika2 May 2022 15:21 UTC
41 points
6 comments7 min readEA link

Lit­tle (& effec­tive) altruism

Parmest Roy2 Jun 2022 19:05 UTC
23 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

Socrates Café: A Differ­ent Ap­proach to Dis­cus­sion

Ryan Adler4 Jun 2022 23:34 UTC
27 points
5 comments3 min readEA link

My Effec­tive Altru­ism Story

Matt Goldwater5 Jun 2022 15:56 UTC
33 points
1 comment8 min readEA link

What I Got From EAGx Boston

james.lucassen7 Apr 2022 22:20 UTC
20 points
0 comments5 min readEA link
(jlucassen.com)

What’s the the­ory of change of “Come to the bay over the sum­mer!”?

Luise8 Jun 2022 18:22 UTC
35 points
29 comments7 min readEA link

GWWC Mem­ber Videos

Giving What We Can28 Jun 2022 23:40 UTC
32 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Les­sons from the Grass­roots and Reflec­tions on EA

Keerthana Gopalakrishnan12 Jul 2022 5:12 UTC
17 points
1 comment4 min readEA link
(keerthanapg.com)

How do you pri­ori­tize?

lynettebye13 Jul 2022 10:14 UTC
19 points
1 comment12 min readEA link

[Question] What is the jour­ney to car­ing more about 1) oth­ers and 2) what is re­ally true even if it is in­con­ve­nient?

Sophia16 Jul 2022 11:31 UTC
6 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Four ques­tions I ask AI safety researchers

Akash17 Jul 2022 17:25 UTC
30 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

On the Jour­ney Towards Action

jessefrances18 Jul 2022 7:01 UTC
3 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

What I’m doing

Chris Leong19 Jul 2022 11:31 UTC
28 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

What Does Self-Care Look Like For You?

lynettebye26 Jul 2022 10:42 UTC
14 points
0 comments11 min readEA link

What does “Effec­tive” in EA mean to you?

jacquesthibs27 Jul 2022 5:43 UTC
3 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] What would you like to ask a se­nior staff mem­ber who joined a new EA-al­igned org with­out pre­vi­ous EA ex­pe­rience?

lukasj1028 Jul 2022 21:11 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Why I don’t write as much as I used to (Brian To­masik, 2022)

niplav3 Aug 2022 13:15 UTC
82 points
2 comments2 min readEA link
(briantomasik.com)

The most im­por­tant les­son I learned af­ter ten years in EA

Kat Woods3 Aug 2022 12:28 UTC
163 points
7 comments6 min readEA link

How I Came To Longter­mism On My Own & An Out­sider Per­spec­tive On EA Longtermism

Jordan Arel7 Aug 2022 2:42 UTC
34 points
2 comments20 min readEA link

Job Pro­file Recruiter

PV23 Aug 2022 8:16 UTC
21 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Found­ing the Against Malaria Foun­da­tion: Rob Mather’s story

Giving What We Can30 Aug 2022 1:23 UTC
51 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(youtu.be)

A sub­jec­tive ac­count of what it’s like to join an EA-al­igned org with­out pre­vi­ous EA knowledge

lukasj1030 Aug 2022 16:51 UTC
78 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

Think again: Should EA be a so­cial move­ment?

An A2 Sep 2022 11:45 UTC
11 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism in the gar­den of ends

tyleralterman31 Aug 2022 20:47 UTC
226 points
36 comments23 min readEA link

I was a COVID-19 re­cip­i­ent. Now, I’m an employee

GiveDirectly25 Dec 2021 3:47 UTC
72 points
2 comments3 min readEA link
(www.givedirectly.org)

Who En­couraged Or In­spired You?

lynettebye12 Sep 2022 7:17 UTC
17 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

Illus­trated Sum­mary: My mis­takes on the path to impact

Hamish Doodles19 Sep 2022 5:37 UTC
30 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

I’m In­ter­view­ing Kat Woods, EA Pow­er­house. What Should I Ask?

SereneDesiree20 Sep 2022 9:49 UTC
5 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Case Study of EA Global Re­jec­tion + Crit­i­cisms/​Solutions

Constance Li23 Sep 2022 11:38 UTC
197 points
156 comments23 min readEA link

Ask Me Any­thing about par­ent­ing as an Effec­tive Altruist

Geoffrey Miller26 Sep 2022 23:35 UTC
61 points
55 comments1 min readEA link

Open call for EA stories

arushigupta4 Oct 2022 14:55 UTC
88 points
8 comments2 min readEA link

Joey Savoie from Char­ity En­trepreneur­ship and His Prin­ci­ples—OpenPrin­ci­ples Speaker Session

Ti Guo9 Oct 2022 23:53 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Les­sons learned from talk­ing to >100 aca­demics about AI safety

mariushobbhahn10 Oct 2022 13:16 UTC
136 points
17 comments1 min readEA link

On ab­sur­dity

OllieBase10 Oct 2022 20:24 UTC
165 points
13 comments4 min readEA link

Recom­mend Me EAs To Write About

Stephen Thomas26 Oct 2022 20:52 UTC
59 points
8 comments2 min readEA link

Effec­tive Peer Sup­port Net­work in FTX crisis (Up­date)

Emily14 Nov 2022 12:09 UTC
133 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

The EA com­mu­ni­ties that emerged from the Chicx­u­lub crater

Silvia Fernández14 Nov 2022 19:46 UTC
10 points
1 comment8 min readEA link

How to deal with con­flict in EA?

Ariel Pontes17 Nov 2022 8:49 UTC
24 points
5 comments5 min readEA link

Diver­sifi­ca­tion is Underrated

Justis17 Nov 2022 21:09 UTC
49 points
5 comments6 min readEA link

Some feel­ings, and what’s keep­ing me going

Michelle_Hutchinson25 Nov 2022 12:42 UTC
184 points
7 comments7 min readEA link

I’m a 22-year-old woman in­volved in Effec­tive Altru­ism. I’m sad, dis­ap­pointed, and scared.

Maya D2 Dec 2022 4:04 UTC
221 points
137 comments7 min readEA link