Effective altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? It’s no use answering this question unless you act on it. Some have answered by cleaning up their neighborhood, volunteering or donating to an NGO. But how can you create the most amount of good with what you have?

Effective altruism is about following through and being consistent. It’s about being generous with your time and money to do the most good you possibly can. Scientists, mathematicians, and other heavy thinkers have numerically shown that some ways of helping are demonstrably better than others.

In his presentation, Full-Stack Developer Thomas Morris gives examples on how to use your resources to help others the most. He also demonstrates why rationality is a better guide than emotion, how to determine where to donate money, and the overall impact of effective altruism.

Thomas Morris hails from Corpus Christi, Texas and has been living in Prague since 2018. Tom originally started as a Rails developer, but now lives in the full-stack universe, preferring TypeScript on the frontend. Outside of work, he occupies his time thinking about what it means to be human and how to slow down in an increasingly connected world. He also enjoys houseplants, refactoring, and a good cup of coffee.