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
- About me, about this site
- Contact me: the best way to contact me is via email at email@example.com
- Account names I use on various websites
- List of things I have worked on
- Software I use
- My pages related to the University of Washington
- Notes on computing (Unix-like operating systems, programming, etc.)
- Notes on math (old)
- Pages related to education
- A mirror of my Quora answers
- Information about my involvement with the effective altruism movement
Summary of what I worked on: December 2017
For completed tasks, see the work page.
I continued work on importing data for the Devec/Demography Data Portal (especially trying to speed up the bulk import of all the datasets).
I started work on the Devec/Demography Data Portal (the actual website rather than just obtaining data). This is still in early stages so there is no public instance that one can view.
I continued doing work on AI Watch, a website to track people and organizations in AI safety.
I got some work done on the Computing Data Project. It turns out that getting historical EC2 prices is pretty hard to do, so progress has been slow.
I worked on importing various data sources for Vipul Naik’s Donations List Website. Here is a list of all of them:
- Public Welfare Foundation
- MacArthur Foundation
- Ford Foundation
- Hewlett Foundation
- Wellcome Trust
- Bauman Foundation
- Unbound Philanthropy
- Templeton Foundation
In addition, I did coding work for the Donations List Website. This was for work on incremental donor similarity computation and some other minor changes. You can see my commits.
I started 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.
I also started a comparison of machine learning textbooks (unpaid).
Here are some activity feeds that track what I’ve been working on:
- My GitHub contribution activity, including my commits to this website’s repository
- My contributions to the Timelines Wiki (Git version with more incremental changes, page creations)
- My contributions to Devec, the Development Economics Subwiki (page creations).
- My public GitHub Gists
- Summary of my contract work for Vipul Naik (more detailed page with tables)
- List of pages on this site, sorted by date of last substantive revision
- Recent changes on the Cause Prioritization Wiki
- Recent Quora questions (I occasionally ask questions on Quora while I work)