MettaCamp

I’ve been visiting Dharamshala regularly since 2006 when AirJaldi hosted a wireless networking conference there. I’ve made good friends along the way and feel connected to the community. The last couple of years we’ve basically moved all of Jaaga Study up to the mountains for April and May and have played a role in helping establish HillHacks.in as a geek retreat. Last year we ran CodeCamp from Ghoomakad. It was fantastic. This year Ayush and the crew at Ghoomakad are…

Ethereum Camp

One of the advantages of recent advances in technology is the reduction in labor and captial expense in getting new initiatives running. Accounting has long been a cumbersome process with peril if some one in the management chain is too busy to write checks to the right people, or if there is a disagreement about the terms and timings of when payments should be made. We are entering an age of smart contracts that may automate much of this risk…

CyberScouts in The Singularity

The Singularity will give a chance for the sub communities within Jaaga Study to flourish. So far I’ve been writing about how software bootcamps might work in this environment. CyberScouts has become another core component of our world here, and I would like to make space for it to grow in The Singularity. At Jaaga Study I have mostly been using students of the web development bootcamp to run our community outreach program, as well as to help with our…

Study camps at Jaaga

The Singularity is where Burningman Style camping meets software bootcamp dedication to learning new technology. Theme camps really make Burningman happen. Camps provide the tight knit community of people who really share the experience. Working together people in camps create much more amazingness than individuals could alone. Burningman selects for this. They craft the Burningman experience by curating and placing camps that promise to share with the whole Burningman community. A number of rituals and traditions have helped establish the…

GLEXP

Working on GLEXP has really pushed us in a positive direction. Our idea was to put tablets with world class education content on them in front of kids in the communities we live in. This would be valuable on its own, and it would give us context to understand what software we should develop for GLEXP. We saw that kids loved engaging with the tablets, and would happily spend 60 minutes plus plugging away at math problems if they didn’t…

Open Electric Unicycle Expo in Shenzhen, China

I’ll be going back to Shen Zhen at the end of June 2017. I’ve been stopping there on my way between Bangalore and San Franscisco ever since my friends set up Constellation Space a few years ago. On these visits I have visited a few electric unicycle factories, and gone on nice electric unicycle rides through the city with people over there. For this next visit I’d like to organize an informal tour for Electric Unicycle enthusiasts and resellers from…

Javascript Bootcamp

I am really happy with the general environment at Jaaga Study. My basic dream from a few years ago to live in nature and help people learn technical skills from the internet has worked out. I believe this is an enjoyable and productive place to spend time. On the internet we get compared to software bootcamps, and that is what some of the people joining Jaaga Study expect. One of the differences between the environment here and a ‘bootcamp’ is…

ChatBot BootCamp & Social Incubator

This program combines a chatbot focused software development bootcamp with a social incubator helping entrepreneurs serve the core needs of their immediate physical communities. You can expect to learn both technical skills that will make you a valuable member of an internet startup, as well as physical ‘real world’ skills that can make you a valued member of a local community. Our verticals will be things like solar, water, unicycles, pallet racks, water, coworking, colearning, … We live lightly on…