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Quantifying the Climb to Everest... and more

Please join us on September 18th for another exciting evening of personal self-tracking stories, tools demonstrations, and amazing conversation.

We're happy to be hosted by our friends at the the Carney Center, where alcohol, food and beverage will be provided. Come to meet new people, check out new hands-on gadgets and tools, and learn from personal stories.

7 -7:30 pm HAPPY HOUR AND PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS

If you have a self-tracking project, gadget, app, or idea you'd like to share or demo, but you don't want to get up and talk about it, then the opening half hour is a perfect opportunity for you.  

If you are making something useful for self-trackers – software, hardware, web services, or data standards – please contact the organizers to demo it during this time.  We can provide you with a space for your demonstration.  

7:30 pm – 9 pm IGNITE PRESENTATIONS

We are very excited to have Patrick McKnight, Ph.D. as our keynote speaker at this QS meetup, which will be focused on health and fitness.  Patrick is a professor in psychology at George Mason University Professor with expertise in statistics and research methods.  He will be describing his training for his upcoming climb of Mount Everest, and how he is using self quantification in the process of accomplishing this goal.    

We are also in need of 1 or 2 other speakers so send a message to the organizers if you have a self quantification story that you would like to share.

9 - 10 pm SOCIAL TIME

Talk to the speakers, chat with new and old friends, ask other people what they're tracking, and generally hang out and have a great time.

Thank you and see you there!

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  • Jono F.

    Really enjoyed both Dana and Patrick's presentations! Thanks again John Carney for hosting.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Bill

    Just curious if anyone is using learning theory from Applied Behavior Analysis or Behavioral Therapy in combination with self monitoring to optimize behavioral change, and have any outcomes to discuss?

    September 18, 2013

    • Daniel G.

      Hmm not sure - Patrick might know the answer to that question.

      September 21, 2013

    • Patrick M.

      I do not know anyone who uses ABA and self-monitoring together. Usually, ABA is applied to another person by a person specifically trained in ABA. Would be a great idea though.

      September 21, 2013

  • Patrick M.

    I had a great time. Thanks for inviting me and thanks for all the great questions. Here is the link to my blog for those interested in following:

    http://pem725everest2014.blogspot.com/

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Daniel G.

    Sorry I had to miss the meetup - was stuck in Dayton Ohio for some work I was doing related to my PhD thesis. Sounds like it was a great meetup based on what everyone has told me! I'll be working on editing the video and will try to get it posted to the main QS Website!

    September 21, 2013

  • Eric H.

    Both Dana and especially Patrick's Everest presentations were fascinating. They illuminated two of the many faces of QS.

    September 19, 2013

  • Paul J.

    Great discussion on some areas I never thought anyone tracked.

    September 19, 2013

  • Dana

    Thanks all for the support. I look forward to the next event and hearing your QS stories.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Both presentations were very interesting, as was the talking that continued until 11:00.

    September 19, 2013

  • Todd F.

    Really great! First time at this meet up. Impressive info and interesting group of folks. Thanks!

    September 18, 2013

  • Bill

    Great presentation and disciplined collection of personal biological data!

    September 18, 2013

  • Dana

    The last event inspired me to begin tracking. I would be happy to share a bit of my story - how I got started, what I've learned about the process, and where I'm going next.

    September 15, 2013

    • Anish S.

      Dana - Would love to hear your story. Why don't you present next time? This is exactly what QS is all about.

      September 17, 2013

    • Dana

      Hi Anish- John reached out to me a couple of days ago. I'm ready to present!

      September 17, 2013

  • Kris

    I'll definitely try to make it this time, but it's a long drive from Gaithersburg.
    I don't have any new tools to show off, but I could do a brief show & tell about how I'm using spaced repetition, mind mapping and Pomodoros while I'm studying for my Masters, if that fits into your happy hour. I don't have hard numbers yet, but I know that these techniques have shortened my total study time while improving info retention, and I can talk about some lessons learned and common pitfalls.

    August 31, 2013

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