Derek Brimley

Hi, I'm Derek, currently a product manager in the cybersecurity industry, looking for ways to get more involved in the EA community and make more of a positive impact with my career. I'm interested in all of the major EA issue areas, especially AI safety, existential risks, building the EA community, and global poverty & health.

I'm located in Salt Lake City, UT, which is a somewhat lonely spot for an aspiring effective altruist. I'm trying to get more involved in helping to build up the local EA community.

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Open Thread: November 2021

Thanks! Skimming that over, it does seem like a potentially good path. I know info sec is one of 80k's "potentially good options" but I've generally brushed it off, even though it might seem like a good fit on paper.  I've really only been involved in the development/management of a few insider risk products, so my skillset isn't focused on expertise in traditional info sec, it's mostly generalist PM skills for software dev. I'm probably in a slightly better position than most to pursue that route, but not by much. I'll read it over more thoroughly, thanks for the pointer!

Open Thread: November 2021

Yep, should have mentioned I already applied for their 1-on-1 advice! Trying to cast as wide a net as possible. :)

Open Thread: November 2021

Hi, I'm new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself! I'm a product manager in the cybersecurity industry, located in Salt Lake City, UT. I'm currently looking for ways to make more of a positive impact, focused around 1) helping to build up the local EA community and 2) using my career.

I'm relatively early in my career so I have a lot of uncertainties around what cause area to work on and what my personal fit would be for different roles, so I'm trying to find lots of people to talk to in the EA community about product management, data science, or EA startups.

Happy to be here and excited to start contributing!