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Thoughts on the GitHub Campus Expert program

A few people have come to me to ask about GitHub's Campus Expert program, since they have started fresh applications. Here's my unfiltered thoughts on it.It's not an ambassador programThis is a fairly common misconception. Being a GitHub Campus Expert does not mean you have to become a corporate shill for GitHub, unlike other "ambassador" programs. This is...

VR has great potential for mindfulness

VR has great potential for mindfulness, because of its inherent ability to control the environment and create scenarios to help break the illusion of the Self. Mindfulness: what it is not The purpose of mindfulness meditation isn't to be a stress ball or a focus-improving exercise. It's not even...

The attitudes of Indian Universities

I have a hypothesis that most universities and colleges are merely vessels for awarding degrees, and providing traditional careers for people. Essentially, vocational schools, but pretentious. They do not believe in the original idea of universities, which is a community of scholars and teachers, that explore and learn, and make the world better with the sparks of innovation that...