Before becoming a professional programmer, I did my PhD in Manchester under the supervision of Jeff Paris in Manchester, and my thesis, “Reasoning by Analogy in Inductive Logic” can be found online.
At the moment I give 5% of my income away, to charities running cost-effective evidence-backed programs, namely:
- Give Directly (https://www.givedirectly.org/)
- Effective Altruism Funds (https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds)
If you’re wondering how much you should be giving to charity or trying to motivate yourself to give, this calculator is pretty compelling: