Last month in EA projects

post by Tom_Ash · 2015-05-12T22:57:11.512Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · EA · GW · Legacy · 2 comments

Contents

  10 May 2015 project updates meeting
    Participants
    Project Updates
      .meta 
      Elizabeth’s project
      EA Facebook group
      Annual EA Survey
      Wearable EA
      EA Wiki
      Worldwide EA Donation Routing Mechanism
      Hub website
      List of startup ideas, with comments and upvotes
      ItsPlatonic
      Outreach to non-EA societies and groups
      Non-English language EA outreach
      Improve EA Presence on Wikipedia
      Small EA task suggester
      EA Reading Group
      Regular EA Digest
      Local Effective Altruism Network (including Creating EA local presences)
      Partial Charity Science updates
      EA Forum
    Free Discussion
      Next .impact meeting
      Anyone else can add topics here, or ask about anything they’d like to
      Bay Area Hackathons
      Suggestion from Matiss: charity gift cards
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2 comments

As before, here are updates from the last month in EA projects from .impact, the venue for communicating and collaborating on these. They come from our last meeting on Google Hangouts; we didn't get round to posting the meetings in between this and the first one we posted, but as always they can be found here, as can the agenda for the next general updates meeting - which is happening on Sunday 7 June, and to which anyone's very welcome! It's at 9pm UTC (2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern, 10pm London) and a Google Hangouts link to join will be posted in the Facebook event at that time.

Two weeks after each general meeting we also now have a 'special' meeting - a deep dive into a particular project, a meeting especially focused on new people, or anything else that seems worthwhile. The next one will be on Sunday 24 May, again at 9pm UTC, and will be a deep dive into this year's annual EA survey.

10 May 2015 project updates meeting

Participants

Tom Ash

Haseeb Qureshi

Randy Carlton

Jacy Reese

Eric Bruylant

Matiss Apinis

Elizabeth Van Nostrand

Matthew Gentzel

Marcus Davis

Erik Engelhardt

Project Updates

.meta 

Elizabeth’s project

EA Facebook group

Peter’s been thinking about improving the EA "funnel" as a whole and is planning to help improve it through .impact, including hiring someone part time. On this, it strikes me that the EA Facebook group could be put to better use if a little time was spent thinking about this. It’s very popular, and seems to be a common first stop for people getting interested in EA, who often ask questions and are unfamiliar with existing EA knowledge and resources. (Examples of improvements would be simple things like a FAQ or ways to point people to steps along the funnel.)

 

Jacy: I’m one of the moderators. We’re always looking for ideas like this. We have one pinned post and a sidebar description. 

Discussion

Annual EA Survey

Wearable EA

From Francelle:

 

 

 

EA Wiki

Worldwide EA Donation Routing Mechanism

Hub website

List of startup ideas, with comments and upvotes

ItsPlatonic

Outreach to non-EA societies and groups

Non-English language EA outreach

Improve EA Presence on Wikipedia

Small EA task suggester

Possible APs

 

EA Reading Group

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/151274-effective-altruists 

Currently reading Thinking and Deciding by Jonathan Baron

 

 

Regular EA Digest

 

Local Effective Altruism Network (including Creating EA local presences)

Partial Charity Science updates

EA Forum

Ryan Carey is looking for another moderator.

 

 Rulebook

 - https://github.com/OAGr/rulebook

 https://github.com/OAGr/rulebook1

 - Project-specific linting, written in golang

 

Free Discussion

Next .impact meeting

Peter Hurford to add details/FB event once up.

 

Anyone else can add topics here, or ask about anything they’d like to

 

Bay Area Hackathons

 

Suggestion from Matiss: charity gift cards

If you give people a donation as a gift, have a card or token you can give them. 

Charity Science considering, but not a priority. We made http://www.charityscience.com/christmas-cards.html . Would be helpful for Matiss to ask around to find demand: find how many EAs would use them. 

 

Matiss: Yes, until next .impact meeting: Add idea with points discussed this meeting to .impact project board, ask around EA groups thoughts on idea, demand for it.

 

Ozzie or Tom (forgot): Send someone to a page where they have a token corresponding to sum of money that can get donated to whatever effective charity they want [money transfer coding issue]?

Ozzie: could give the recipient choice of charity, like a giving game, opportunity to inform people about cost-effective charities.

Haseeb: People might not feel good if it looks too much like a recruitment tool. It should supplement what gifts and giving is about. It should feel like a good gift, not just EA persuasion.

Eric [on who gets the credit as donator so you don’t get faux donation inflation]: i’d promote community norms about gifted donations ’counting as’ donations by the receiver of the gift otherwise you get to double count everything

Matiss: Someone mentioned that there would have to be an expiration term if the person who received it didn’t use it. What happens then - refund to giver or default charity option offered by system or chosen by giver.

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comment by josephkijewski1 · 2015-12-07T01:36:44.756Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Very impressive!

comment by Ozzie Gooen (oagr) · 2015-05-18T05:28:39.772Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkRiaa0Epz0