Former Reliability Engineer with expertise in data analysis, facilitation, incident investigation, technical writing, and more. Currently studying deep learning and cataloguing EA projects and AI safety efforts.
Contact me if you have EA project ideas or want to take ownership of one.
I have, and am willing to offer to EA members and organizations, the following generalist skills:
Specifying impact. In Reliability we often have to outline exactly how a proposed expenditure will improve an organization's bottom line. I have gotten very good at asking and answering questions like "how many people might this affect?" or "how likely is this outcome?" This could be especially useful for people with project ideas writing grant proposals.
Facilitation. Organize and run a meeting, take notes, email follow-ups and reminders, whatever you need. I don't need to be an expert in the topic, I don't need to personally know the participants. I do need a clear picture of the meeting's purpose and what contributions you're hoping to elicit from the participants.
Technical writing. More specifically, editing and proofreading, which don't require I fully understand the subject matter. I am a human Hemingway Editor. I have been known to cut a third of the text out of a corporate document while retaining all relevant information to the owner's satisfaction. I viciously stamp out typos.
Presentation review and speech coaching. I used to be terrified of public speaking. I still am, but now I'm pretty good at it anyway. I have given prepared and impromptu talks to audiences of dozens-to-hundreds and I have coached speakers giving company TED talks to thousands. A friend who reached out to me for input said my feedback was "exceedingly helpful". If you plan to give a talk and want feedback on your content, slides, or technique, I would be delighted to advise.
I am willing to take one-off or recurring requests. I reserve the right to start charging if this starts taking up more than a couple hours a week, but for now I'm volunteering my time and the first consult will always be free (so you can gauge my awesomeness for yourself). Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.