[BangPypers] [OT] Introducing myself [Jonathan Toomin]
aditya.athalye at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 04:29:42 CET 2013
Sorry folks, forgot to change the subject line to my reply. I stand
corrected. And the text of my reply is included again, below.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aditya Athalye [mailto:aditya.athalye at gmail.com]
> Sent: 08 January 2013 08:46
> To: 'jtoomim at jtoomim.org'
> Cc: 'bangpypers at python.org'
> Subject: RE: BangPypers Digest, Vol 65, Issue 5
> Hello Jonathan,
> Like @krace says, it will be good to explore CIS. I can vouch for Jaaga.
> used the co-working space there and I think it's a real nice spot to work
> of. Several tech start-ups / tech freelancers use the space, along with
> creative folk. I believe a few python programmers also frequent the place.
> Jaaga also regularly hosts tech study circles and inexpensive food and
> coffee are also easy to access, just across the road.
> Off-list, I'll connect you with one of the Jaaga founders - @freemanindia
> also a valley guy. I feel, given your purpose, there may be other
> opportunities for technical collaboration.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2013 08:43:27 -0800
> > From: Jonathan Toomim <jtoomim at jtoomim.org>
> > To: bangpypers at python.org
> > Subject: [BangPypers] [OT] Introducing myself
> > 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
> > 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>, 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>,
> > 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> (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/>. 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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