Issa Rice

This is the website of myself, Issa Rice. This site stores biographical information about me, but it is also a personal wiki or open notebook of sorts; anything that doesn’t belong elsewhere ends up on here, and as a result the content on here can be of admittedly low-quality: unfinished, written in multiple voices over the span of years, wrong, or otherwise unsuitable for public consumption. Embarrassing as it is, I like to “think and work in the open” so others can benefit from my thoughts and critique them.

On this site

Summary of what I worked on: April 2018

For completed tasks, see the work page.

I did more work on the Cause Prioritization Wiki. Most of the work was about how to classify cause areas better.

I also did more work on Vipul Naik’s Donations List Website, in particular on covering grant process, continuing the transition from commas to pipes as a delimiter, and recording donations of miscellaneous people.

On Wikipedia Views, I helped to get the new monthly clickstream data incorporated.

In the interest of making conversations public, I wrote up my notes on taxonomies. These notes started out as a Facebook Messenger chat group in June 2017 where I sent links and ideas related to taxonomies.

I continued to do some work on a series of wiki pages about specific individuals, mostly those involved in the effective altruism movement and the rationality community. This work is not public, but a subset of the work may eventually be made public, and the work is intended to help with public writeups in the future. This work is funded by Vipul Naik.

Activity feeds

Here are some activity feeds that track what I’ve been working on: