About Jon Lesser

Updated December 12th, 2010

I want to make the world a better place and I’m good with computers.

Things I Believe are Important

  • Loving what you do
  • Craftsmanship
  • Making art
  • Respect
  • Open source
  • Traveling
  • Design

Areas of Interest

  • Human-computer interaction / Brain-computer interfaces
  • Alternative energy and smart grids
  • Robotics / AI / NLP / ML / CV
  • Digital democracy
  • Conceptual New Media Art

Professional Skills

Fun Facts

  • I generally roll two deep.
  • I have an adorable dog named Job.
  • I cofounded the Baltimore Node, a hackerspace in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District.
  • I play the drums. I was in a band in High School called the Bob Thomas Band, BTB for short. We had one gig, attended by our mothers. In college, I played in a band called Freebase. We did some open mics and won $100 in a talent show!
  • I was born in San Antonio, Texas. Since then I’ve lived in Baltimore, Berkeley, Boston, New York City, Rochester, Davis, Wethersfield, West Germany, and Washington, DC.
  • I like to cook and bake. Sylvia and I have been making a lot of bread recently.


Jon with Job

Jon Lesser with dog and Lindley print

Jon Lesser enjoying a hike in Big Sur

Jon Lesser enjoying a hike in Big Sur

Sylvia in Genova

Sylvia Chi in Genova

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