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Link to my coaching post.
(apparently I'm doing some of this?)
I sometimes speak to devs who want to work at EA orgs, and EA orgs that want devs, here's stuff I'd suggest if you'd be interested in my opinion:
Thoughts based on being a bit related to your target audience (and not on conversations with others), so this is weaker:
Stuff I'm way less confident in since I'm not a designer at all:
Just like you wouldn't schedule a meeting to ask someone what are the names of the U.S states (because you can check wikipedia), I'm against scheduling meetings to ask something you can check in the EA Forum (or lesswrong).
For example, if you're curious what's new in global health and wellbeing, check the "global health and wellbeing" tag, and sort by "new".
(Maybe after checking the tag you'll still want a meeting for some reason, but I'd at least check the tag first).
I agree, I'm speaking to @Davidmanheim who runs ALTER in Israel, we're considering reaching out or doing something else around this
If you elaborate a bit on what you'd like in your website (or if you join for a video call), maybe some people would enjoy collaboratively building it in this group (I'd share your post now but I think it needs a bit more producty work first)
getting exposure to a broader set of ideas
Effective Dropouts believes in viewing this as an "exploration exploitation" problem, and considering that there are many ways to approach the problem (where university is just one approach), and many things that the exploration-exploitation-tradeoff might be trying to optimize.
As a naive example (not from the official ED curriculum), if I'd suggest you read 100 random articles from Wikipedia, would that count as "getting exposure to a broader set of ideas"? If not, why not? (what's the thing you're implicitly trying to optimize for?) Would "read the top 10 posts from [some blogs]" count? Would "do 3 months of work in various different jobs" count? University might be the ideal way for some people to explore options, but I do think most people would benefit from considering at least one other option
Hey! I don't think that "signing up" aligns with our values here at Effective Dropouts (the values of Effective Altruism plus the inverse of the values of universities), so I fast-tracked you to graduation (and co-founder) level, which I assume a university would never do, not that I'm such an expert in universities myself
Whatever's lowest effort for you. A comment here maybe?