Saulius Simcikas

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
Everything over what I need to live comfortably (currently that's about £20,000 a year)
To which causes?: 
Meta-charities, wild animal suffering
For how long?: 
For now
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
Donations I've helped influence: 
AmountToWhoWhenNotes
16000Against Malaria FoundationBeMore group 132017-06-01Result of a 14 month discussion in a giving circle.
Past donations: 
CurrencyAmountRecipientNotesWhen?
GBPt
13,600
June 2016
GBPt
960
April 2016
GBPt
800
March 2016
GBPt
140
March 2016
GBPt
500
April 2015

Elsewhere on the web

Views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian (or think that this covers the most important considerations)
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Animal welfare
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Talking to a lot of people and promoting effective giving to them, trying to establish Effective Animal Altruism London group. Have done a bit of small tasks stuff like creating leaflets, leafleting, editing relevant wikipedia articles, etc.

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
no idea, let's say 50
Diet: 
Vegan
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Rationalist/LessWrong
Skeptic/atheist
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Existential risk and far future causes
Machine intelligence risk
Movement-building
Prioritization research
Rationality
Synthetic biology risk
Wild Animal Suffering, Insect suffering

You and EA

Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
LessWrong
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Local chapter of an EA organisation
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
texts by Brian Tomasik
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
EA London (only a little bit, but want to do more)
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
felicifia.org
What could you bring to the Effective Altruism community?: 

I think the most valuable thing I bring is money, to be honest :)

Career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
67%-100% chance I will take this path in the future.
Current occupation or career: 

Software engineer at a startup called Satago. Mostly work with Java.

Are you currently doing earning to give?: 
Yes
Any ways you could help others with their careers: 

I like teaching, I could tutor some aspiring programmer.

Demographics

Name: 
Saulius
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Master’s degree
Country: 
Lithuania
City: 
Vilnius
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
IMO left and right are overused categories. I vote based on other stances.
Full-time student?: 
No