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…

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From 2015-10-05 Live In Nature People sleep in tents or under mosquito nets on an organic farm near Bangalore. If the idea of camping in nature doesn’t appeal to you, this probably isn’t your place. If the idea of waking up with the sound of rain on your tent, or watching the dragon flys dart around the garden sounds good then we might have a fit. more pics From 2015-10-05 Do Yoga Ultimately we are pursuing the practice of ‘right…

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The Jaaga Study program is evolving. Here’s the text from the last few months. Jaaga Study takes place at Hamsah an organic farm just outside Bangalore city. We have a kitchen and cook that make local Indian vegetarian food. We have decent Internet via a collection of Airtel 4G routers. We study online, work on social service tech projects, do yoga, ride electric unicycles and generally have a good time. The Jan – March batch of the Javascript bootcamp is…

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…

Jaaga Study Students

Like an ashram with an environment of discipline and self development. Jaaga Study maintains a daily routine: 7:30am Pranayama 8:00am Yoga Asana 10:00am Service 2:00pm Study 5:00pm Ecstatic Dance 6:30pm Kirtan 7:30pm Meditation Pranayama and Kirtan are optional. Ecstatic dance is not required but people are encouraged to do some form of physical activity. Additionally ashram residents volunteer 15 hours a week on community activities and dedicate at least 15 hours a week towards study (primarily computer science). Service is…

Inviting Digital Nomads

Inviting Digital Nomads to Jaaga Study. Digital Nomads – financially self sufficient through digital means with the flexibility to live and work anywhere with reliable wifi. This is a chance to live in a beautiful natural environment and connect with the exciting technology scene in Bangalore. This could be for people who are freelancing or working the online job boards. This could be small teams who want to live cheap and go heads down on a startup idea. This could…