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…

The Singularity Festival of Learning

Sometimes I think about Jaaga Study as if it were a festival. Our theme and vibe is one of futuristic nomadism. We use all available technology to live lightly and fabulously on the ground. We have a strong culture of learning and sharing and enjoyment. There are many activities at the festival. There are screenings, and lightening talks, and study groups, and workshops, and competitions, and hackathons, and gaming sessions, and large interactive art works. The culture of the festival…

Students of Jaaga Study

This quarter I’m making some changes to how I run the study part of the study program. I’ve decided to give ‘scholarships’ to cover people’s living expenses during their first quarter. This means people can live here free for 3 months as they learn about software and work on projects. Along with this though I’m going to push students to participate pretty heavily in Jaaga Study activities. This includes an hour of Yoga in the mornings Monday – Friday, 30…

Study Residencies

Jaaga Study Residencies for Fall Quarter (October 3 – December 17) 2016. Apply ChatBots for The CodeForIndia Learning X-Prize entryThis is really just another name for the CodeForIndia Fellowship. I’m trying to gather a group of people together to push the learning x-prize app forward. Our entry is based on chat bots which help kids develop their math, language & life skills. I feel it is a super important category of applications for us to develop and should also be…

Code For India Learning XPrize Fellowship

The CodeForIndia Fellowship will take place in Bangalore from October 3 – December 17 2016. Fellows will focus on developing bots that can help young people learn math, language and life skills. This will tie in to the CodeForIndia Learning X-Prize submission in November, and also the work CodeForIndia Bangalore does with children in rural areas around Bangalore. This is a residential fellowship for people willing and able to stay with us on an organic farm just outside Bangalore. Accommodation…

CyberScouts

I’m really happy with our school outreach program. Dolly and Ravi have been doing tablet sessions with 6 different schools and after-school programs each week here in Rakkar, Dharamshala. All the locations are unicycle distance away and it really looks like a vision from the future to watch them wheel up to a school with a backpack full of tablets. Up here in Dharamshala we’ve branched out to include tablet based art sessions with the kids in addition to math….