ZacharyRyanSmith

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
At least 10% of income
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
Until I retire
Selected past donations: 
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Donations I've helped influence: 
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Past donations: 

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: 
Global poverty
Improving rationality or science
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Donations.

Advocating EA on social media and w/ friends.

Looking to support EA activities in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Diet: 
Near vegetarian
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Environmentalist
Feminist
LGBTQ
Rationalist/LessWrong
Skeptic/atheist
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Global poverty
Molecular nanotechnology
Movement-building
Prioritization research
Rationality

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2014
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
LessWrong
The Life You Can Save (you've taken the pledge)
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
The online EA community
GiveWell
Giving What We Can
The Life You Can Save
80,000 Hours
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
0-5 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
TED Talk (Peter Singer)
What can the Effective Altruism community help you with? : 

Supporting EA activities in Atlanta, GA, USA.

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

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

Give guidance on how much you might earn.

Help guide and / or mentor you through the beginning of learning to program.

Demographics

Name: 
Zachary Smith
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
United States
City: 
Alpharetta
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
No