Comment by Adi on Open Thread: August 2021 · 2021-08-21T01:34:36.060Z · EA · GW

Hi all! My name is Adi and I am a Software Engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I discovered EA through listening to Will MacAskill on the Sam Harris podcast several years ago and sort of followed the movement voyeuristically for like 2-3 years.  After landing my firs job out of grad school in 2018, I started donating small amount of money to GiveWell charities and suddenly knew that I was a full time EA. I have since been doing a lot of reading, and a lot of listening to the 80000 hours podcast. I currently trying to reshape my career with an EA focus and  working through the 80000 hours career guide. I am trying to meet new people in the EA community, hoping to strengthen the EA presence in the bay area by hosting events, and wanting to learn a lot more about different cause areas to figure out my long term focus. Please reach out to chat, or hang out in the bay area. You can also checkout some of the events I host through my Meetup group, MindFood SF.