Full-time EA community builder funded by CEA to work on EA Berlin since 2019.
Previously I worked in sustainability consulting and charity management & studied environmental science, economics & IT.
So meeting someone who tested negative indoors without a mask implies 18%*.02% = 36 microCOVIDs, which is very low.
I'd also be curious to know better estimates to this - have you updated your estimate after these two answers? Or did anyone else update their estimates?(if you have time to reply, no worries if not)
Would also recommend asking on the EA Groups Slack. Are you on there yet? The invite link should be somewhere on www.eahub.org, but let me know if you can't find it.
I think it's worthwhile, and lots of local groups do that already (like EA Berlin). Maybe local groups can do most of that as they have the benefit of people being able to meet in person (after corona) and sharing similar culture, job prospects etc, and then everyone who does not have a local group nearby can use EA Anywhere?
Maybe the existing EA Career Discussion Facebook group would be a good place to start such peer support groups, and then they could create their own facebook groups / Slack / etc?
Whatsapp does not have a "thread-function", so I'd expect this to get chaotic rather quickly.
I think you have better chances of success if you use exisiting suitable platforms instead of setting up new ones. EA Anywhere seems the best fit for that, so I'd recommend to check with Marisa (EA Anywhere organiser) whether she thinks their Slack would be a good place for this.
I like that kind of platform, but Slack seems more widely used by EAs compared to Discord. If this gets the most votes, I'd consider checking whether people actually prefer discord or instead rather use Slack.
Slack (EA Anywhere, EA Global or new Slack)
Thanks for elaborating! Your process seems robustly good, and I appreciate the extra emphasis on diverse viewpoints & experts.
Yes, that might lead to better data, but it also requires more time to set up and a larger sample size. I'd leave it up to whoever does this to decide how much time they want to invest and which method to choose.