Hope you're fantastic.
We continue our tireless pursuit of meaning,
fun and a thriving culture thru devine union with
the Internet at Jaaga, its humble temple.
For the next two weeks I'm going to try to be
extra hardcore about having regular activities
at Jaaga. So come participate and take advantage
of all the awesomeness. I would love for these things
to continue, but need volunteers to help as I'll be traveling
a bit starting April 6.
*YOGA 9am M - F until April 5.*
I'll be conducting free yoga sessions at 9am
Monday - Friday starting tomorrow Tuesday, March 20
and ending Thursday April, 5.
*GAME NIGHT 6 - 10pm Tuesdays March 27 & April 3 *
Come, lets hang out, have fun and be smart and social
together. Strategy games, Computer games, Card games,
Board games. All welcome. If you can please bring a game
to share. If you can't, no worries, I'm sure there will be enough.
Tuesdays March 27 & April 3.
*INTERNET VIDEO NIGHT 6 - 10pm Fridays March 30 & April 6*
Fun videos, smart videos, intriguing videos, informative videos
whatever. Lets watch them together! Bunk work and max out your
download limits saving fun movies to a usb drive you can bring with
you. This is a community event, please participate by bringing your
favorite internet videos! If no one brings anything we're going to spend
the evening watching Machine Learning videos from Stanford and
thats what you'll have to tell your kids when they ask how you used
to spend Friday nights. btw. this is a pretty useful tool for downloading
Fridays March 30 & April 6
*Computer Science Open Courseware Meetup *
*4pm Sunday March 25*
I continue to be amazed by the revolution happening
with free online computer science classes being offered by the
best universities in the world. The path to alpha-geekdom has
never been so clear:
Stanford, Berkeley, University of Michigan - http://coursera.org
Caltech - http://work.caltech.edu/**telecourse.html<http://work.caltech.edu/telecourse.html>
MIT - http://mitx.mit.edu
a longer list - http://class-central.com
I am looking at how I / Jaaga
can help spread the word about these classes and support
people who sign up for them. This coming Sunday I'd like to
have a casual meetup for people who are taking these classes
or are interested in taking them in the future so we can discuss
ideas of how Jaaga can help people be more successful with these
classes. I'll propose some ideas and buy chai and then we'll talk.
4pm Sunday Mar 25.
*Jaaga Startup Meetup - *6 - 8*pm Sunday March 25*
Far and away the class I am most excited about is the
Startup Venture class from Chuck Eesly at Stanford.
If you ever thought about doing a tech startup, this is
a great chance to connect with other smart people,
walk thru the process, get guidance from people in the
heart of Silicon Valley's startup ecosystem and exposure
to the power brokers in the startup world. Seriously. And its free.
Its like some late night too good to believe TV infomercial
only its Stanford trying to help you do a startup, so really,
you should dial this number now. Check out Chuck's website
for more info on the course http://eesley.blogspot.com/
and sign up by *March 23 *at http://venture-lab.org you must do this !!!
Tell a friend. Seriously !!! I'm going to try to be the local den mother
for people taking this class from Bangalore, so after you
sign up for the class (DO THIS NOW !) subscribe to the
jaaga-startups mailing list http://groups.goodle.com/group/jaaga-startup
and then come to our meetup at Jaaga this coming Sunday
March 25 at 6pm.
*TEDxDoubleRdCHANGE - 8:30 - 11:30 pm Thursday April 5*
I'm trying to ride on TED's coat tails of streamed amazingness.
The next installment seems to be sponsored by the Gate's
Foundation and its highlighting the works of people working
hard to make the world better. The streaming starts at 10pm,
but I'd like to start with local speakers who are doing good
work. Please email me if you have suggestions. Here's the
facebook event http://www.facebook.com/events/207659162674063/
8:30 - 11:30 pm Thursday April 5
Please consider becoming a dues paying member of Jaaga.
We need the money to pay for rent, electricity, internet, etc.
Membership entitles you to hang out, use our electricity and
internet. It also gains you our heartfelt gratitude. Membership
is 500 inr / month. You can give cash or check payable to
Jaaga Trust to me, Archana, Kiran or Shekar also send an
email to i...@jaaga.in to confirm.
See you at JAAGA !!!
The Courtyard Cafe at Jaaga is open and awesome. If you
haven't been by lately you should come just to taste their
snacks and revel in the awesomeness.