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Cool Offices ? 2022-05-20T20:34:31.159Z
Do you want to work in the new Boston EA office at Harvard Square? 2022-05-12T19:27:53.199Z
EAGxBoston: Updates and Info from the Organizing Team 2022-03-11T00:13:30.180Z
EAGx Boston T-Shirt Design Competition - closes 6th March 2022-02-28T12:52:04.080Z
Kaleem's Shortform 2021-11-29T23:58:04.113Z

Comments

Comment by Kaleem on U.S. EAs Should Consider Applying to Join U.S. Diplomacy · 2022-05-19T22:23:41.982Z · EA · GW

Yeah I think I should have been more accurate, I think by saying "US EAs" I really meant "US, EU, and UK EAs"

Comment by Kaleem on U.S. EAs Should Consider Applying to Join U.S. Diplomacy · 2022-05-19T22:22:58.341Z · EA · GW

Thank you for changing the title - I think it is more helpful overall now, and addresses the concerns I raised. BUT in addition to that, you added that note underneath it which not just addresses the point, but also raises an interesting consideration regarding non-US EAs working in diplomacy in their own countries, which I hadn't thought about and I think bolsters your overall point considerably. Well done !

Comment by Kaleem on List of EA-related organisations · 2022-05-19T22:20:51.327Z · EA · GW

Thank you !

Comment by Kaleem on U.S. EAs Should Consider Applying to Join U.S. Diplomacy · 2022-05-18T09:38:01.253Z · EA · GW

I agree on the efficiency reason as well, good point.

However, as a non-American EA, I think its worth me pointing out that this type of thing is an example of the US-centric status quo in the community which does alienate and frustrate us non-US EAs (I know this is true for many of us, having been speaking and thinking about this frustration with other non-US EAs for about 6 years).

Comment by Kaleem on U.S. EAs Should Consider Applying to Join U.S. Diplomacy · 2022-05-18T02:19:59.952Z · EA · GW

You mean "American EA's should consider applying to US diplomacy", surely ?

We should start being more mindful about this type of thing, if we want to practice what we preach in terms of wanting EA to be, and be perceived to be, a globally welcoming and inclusive movement.

Comment by Kaleem on Should we call them something other than retreats? · 2022-05-18T02:18:34.097Z · EA · GW

I agree that we should call them something other than retreats, especially because of points 1) and points 3) - lots of people in the EA community basically don't understand that a full day of "retreat" causes the same level of exhaustion as a full day of EAG.

Ideas:

  • Work Sprint Weekend
  • Intensive Workshop
  • Summit
Comment by Kaleem on List of EA-related organisations · 2022-05-17T16:40:11.571Z · EA · GW

Does anyone know if this list is up to date or if there is an up-to-date list of all EA orgs?

Comment by Kaleem on What are some high-EV but failed EA projects? · 2022-05-13T20:12:21.532Z · EA · GW

don't underestimate how much utility that page has produced Linch !

Comment by Kaleem on Kaleem's Shortform · 2022-05-10T07:26:10.607Z · EA · GW

Update: I read the book and didn't think it had much information that was particularly insightful or novel. As a public health professional, it was very boring, but I'd be happy for as many people to read it and take it seriously as possible because the information is sensible and likely to be unharmful and helpful in the case of future pandemics. As an EA working on GCBRs, it was very underwhelming and failed to mention many of the things that biosecurity people in the EA space seem to think are vitally important, like next-gen PPE, the NAO, the BWC etc.

Comment by Kaleem on Kaleem's Shortform · 2022-05-04T11:08:42.361Z · EA · GW

I'm going to be reading Bill Gates' "How to prevent the next pandemic" in the next 5 days, would anyone else be interested in reading it and working on a "shared thoughts"/collective review/takeaways type post for the forum? Book reviews are cool, but I was thinking about doing something slightly different where a bunch of people write something much shorter and give a bullet pointed list of pros, cons, and main takeaways from the book. Thoughts?

Comment by Kaleem on Yitz's Shortform · 2022-05-04T11:05:25.119Z · EA · GW

It's a pretty easy process - You could also just get someone else to do it for you

Comment by Kaleem on What would you like to see in an EA merch store? · 2022-05-01T15:53:02.859Z · EA · GW

Ahmid.k@Northeastern.edu

Comment by Kaleem on Four categories of effective altruism critiques · 2022-05-01T15:52:29.636Z · EA · GW

Wouldn't this category be part of the fourth one? You're just pointing to more concrete examples of "practices in the EA community"? Or am I missing something (pretty likely).

Comment by Kaleem on What would you like to see in an EA merch store? · 2022-04-29T15:47:23.706Z · EA · GW

Hi Ines ! Marka Ellertson and I are actually also working on something to do with an open-source library of merch designs - maybe we can work together in some way. We're hoping to write something about it in the next month or two.

Comment by Kaleem on On the fence about applying to EAG or EAGx? Talk to someone (me?) who went! · 2022-04-28T13:42:56.248Z · EA · GW

This is a great idea Jeremy - thanks for posting it. I'm also happy to talk to people about what it's like attending an EAG(x). PM me and I'll send my calendly :)

Background: I'm originally from South Africa and spent 5 years as a student in Boston. I attended my first in-person conference in October 2021, and then was part of the organising team for EAGxBoston in April 2022. I'm interested in community building and biosecurity work.

Comment by Kaleem on EAGxBoston: Updates and Info from the Organizing Team · 2022-04-25T21:37:06.883Z · EA · GW

We sent them to CEA - I think they'll go onto their YouTube page

Comment by Kaleem on Off Road: Interviews with EA College Dropouts · 2022-04-05T10:47:08.851Z · EA · GW

Thanks for this post :) Suggestion: maybe move the TLDR section to the top of the post? Otherwise people who it is intended for probably won't even see it

Comment by Kaleem on EAGxBoston: Updates and Info from the Organizing Team · 2022-03-30T21:57:27.963Z · EA · GW

Done, Thanks Jeremy !

Comment by Kaleem on EAGxBoston: Updates and Info from the Organizing Team · 2022-03-30T21:57:00.942Z · EA · GW

Only talks in 205BC will be recorded

Comment by Kaleem on Apply for Red Team Challenge [May 7 - June 4] · 2022-03-20T21:19:27.520Z · EA · GW

It's fixed - thanks !

Comment by Kaleem on Apply for Red Team Challenge [May 7 - June 4] · 2022-03-20T15:40:54.818Z · EA · GW

I'm not sure if this is just happening for me, but the form seems to have some glitchy parameters that make it impossible to submit, such as a 'character count which needs to be bellow 0' for question 12, and question 7 doesn't tell you why you can't submit the answer even when it is below 300 words.

Comment by Kaleem on Community Builder Writing Contest: $20,000 in prizes for reflections · 2022-03-12T02:38:35.696Z · EA · GW

I was about to say the same thing - the deadline is probably too soon. Also, by mid-April, we'd have had EAGxOxford, EAGxBoston, EAG London, and half a dozen community-builder retreats, all of which will likely inspire great pieces (but also maybe allow for time to write them - especially at the retreats)

Comment by Kaleem on EAGxBoston 2022 · 2022-03-11T19:06:10.107Z · EA · GW

Here's a post with Lots of useful information about the conference

Comment by Kaleem on EAGx Boston T-Shirt Design Competition - closes 6th March · 2022-03-04T14:32:53.641Z · EA · GW

We don't want the conference logo on the T-shirt - people think it will make attendees less likely to wear it frequently 

Comment by Kaleem on EAGx Boston T-Shirt Design Competition - closes 6th March · 2022-03-03T20:19:57.474Z · EA · GW

Hi - thanks for these good questions :)
 

  • Ideally the design will have no more than two colors
  • We already have a conference logo, so you could incorporate the EA logo into your design, but it is not necessary
  • We don't have a specific requirement for the use of text, or what text to use. 
  • Ideally the design will be for the large front portion of a T shirt
  • You can choose what single, solid-color T shirt you'd recommend to use, but we won't guarantee the use of that color because of constraints which the vendor might have
Comment by Kaleem on Some thoughts on recent Effective Altruism funding announcements · 2022-03-03T20:15:07.761Z · EA · GW

The point about bringing non-EA entrepreneurs into EA is a good one (I think - but I think that I think that because I have also been thinking about it recently!). One idea I've had is whether or not it'd be worth hosting some type of conference where we bring together HEA university students with enterprising and ambitious (not required) business school students to exchange ideas and brainstorm, with the aim of allowing co-founder pairs to enter some type of competition with seed-funding as the prize

Comment by Kaleem on Two Podcast Opportunities · 2022-01-01T18:17:04.497Z · EA · GW

Hi Fin, this is a cool and seemingly worthwhile project - I'm happy to contribute by recording some of the text (in my slightly? South African accent) :p

Comment by Kaleem on Kaleem's Shortform · 2021-11-29T23:58:04.335Z · EA · GW

Does anyone have any leads on cost-effectiveness in the climate change space? I think the last SoGive article on this is Sanjay's from 2020 - is there anything newer/better than that post?