4 karmaJoined May 2015


Thank you so much for all you have contributed, both monetarily and with this great post. Reading it reminded me of a conversation I had with my mom back in 2014 or 2015.

I first heard about EA back in 2014 when they were starting a student group at my university. I remember telling my mom about EA around that time, and one of the concepts I shared was earning to give. When hearing about it, she said something to the effect of:

That's fantastic. I remember when I was young, the people going on mission trips were viewed as really devout and virtuous, while those who went into business were kind of looked down upon in that regard. But then it turned out that successful business people can support a lot of mission trips and other good work with the money they earn, and it's a shame they never really got the credit for that from their peers.

This doesn't necessarily map onto the EA landscape exactly or cleanly, but her response has influenced how I think about EA: This making the world better thing, we are in it together. And whether one's part to play is earning to give or doing direct work or meta work or something else, a lesson we should learn from those before us is to appreciate everyone's contribution, even when it looks different from your own work or is less conventional. (I think EtG got a lot of initial attention precisely because it is unconventional, and that it made sense for the EA community to want to adjust a public image of "EtG is all of EA." But EtG is some of EA. Or, I think so, at least.)

Location: Oslo, Norway

Remote: Yes, but prefer on-premise

Willing to relocate: Yes


  • Project management and product ownership: Four years experience with managing digital products for banking and finance in the Nordics.
  • EA community building and leadership: Six years experience with leading and breaking new ground on effective altruism community-building efforts in a university context (~35 members) and at the national level (~200 members) in Norway.
  • Technical aptitude: As a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology I wrote a model in MATLAB and Python, which I had learnt through online courses outside my regular course work at university. In my current position I contribute significantly to technical specifications, write database query scripts, and design and test API endpoints.

Résumé/CV/LinkedIn: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J8FLqnf5KEX3qiNhOon3QbtyCTKkhGEN/view?usp=sharing

Email: ringvold (at) skiff (dot) com


  • Cause areas
    • I want to help the largest number of people I can in a longtermist perspective. I think my current experience best fits something within AI alignment/safety or EA community building, but I’m pretty flexible and open to other opportunities.
  • Full-time
    • Yes.
  • Availability
    • 3-4 months after receiving an offer. (I have a three month notice period in my current position, counted from the first of the next month after the notice is handed in.)
  • Experience with EA
    • Since 2014. I have been a part of building the EA community in Norway and have read most of the relevant books.
  • Looking for
    • What's important to me to thrive personally is to have dynamic and evolving tasks/responsibilities at work and to work with collaborative and intellectually rigorous people.