[BangPypers] [OT] Introducing myself

kracekumar ramaraju kracethekingmaker at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 18:32:45 CET 2013

There is an unofficial hackerspace in bangalore, it is Centre for Internet
Society. http://cis-india.org/. You should visit.

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM, Jonathan Toomim <jtoomim at jtoomim.org>wrote:

> Hello all,
> My name is Jonathan Toomim. I'm a neuroscientist, electrical engineer,
> programmer (with a strong preference for python), and entrepreneur. I'll be
> moving from San Francisco to Bangalore on February 11th/12th. I have never
> been to India before, so I will probably be rather bewildered and lost in
> the city initially. If anyone felt like helping me get situated, showing me
> around, or introducing me to relevant people or groups, I would be
> grateful. I'm on a modest budget, so I'd rather not waste time and money by
> being unnecessarily logistically inefficient out of ignorance.
> In particular, I'll be looking for a place to do work. In California, I
> spend a lot of time at hackerspaces, especially Noisebridge <
> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/**Noisebridge<https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge>>,
> Crash Space <http://blog.crashspace.org/>, and Nullspace <http://032.la/>.
> I like working there because (a) I'm more motivated and productive than if
> I stay at home, and (b) much of my work requires or is facilitated by
> having easy access to soldering irons, oscilloscopes, dissection
> microscopes, laser cutters, and the like. I was hoping to find someplace
> similar in Bangalore. I've found the website for Jaaga <
> http://www.jaaga.in/>, and they look like they might be close, but they
> appear to have more of a focus on arts and crafts and less of a focus on
> tech than I would like. Does anyone have any experience with Jaaga? If so,
> what's your impression of the place? Does anyone know of any other places I
> might find appropriate?
> I'm bringing two python-related projects with me. Once I'm settled in, if
> funding holds up, I will be looking to hire a couple of coders, one for
> each project.
> One of them is Brain Workshop <http://brainworkshop.net/>, a popular open
> source (GPL2) brain-training program based on the dual n-back task <
> http://www.pnas.org/content/**early/2008/04/25/0801268105.**abstract<http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2008/04/25/0801268105.abstract>>,
> written (inelegantly) in python and using pyglet for graphics and sound.
> The other is my company HEG Research (which is currently comprised of one
> person: me), which makes and sells systems for near-infrared
> hemoencephalography neurofeedback <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**
> Hemoencephalography <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemoencephalography>>
> (or HEG for short). HEG is where an instrument measures brain activity (as
> indicated by cerebral blood oxygenation, measured optically), and the
> subject is given real-time feedback, which s/he uses in order to learn to
> increase that activity. The software I use (and wrote) to provide the
> feedback and record the data is HEGStudio <http://hegstudio.sourceforge.**
> net/ <http://hegstudio.sourceforge.net/>>. It is also open source (LGPL)
> and developed in python, though the hardware you need in order for it to be
> of use is neither.
> I look forward to meeting you all.
> Jonathan
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