Quantified Self London Show&Tell #20

  • September 26, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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PLEASE NOTE:

Change of venue! Hotwire PR are kindly hosting our 20th meetup and we'll be meeting at their offices in Wilson street for the usual talks lasting until about 8.30pm and then refreshments afterwards at the same venue, with conversations and socialising until[masked]pm. 

Two members of the Hotwire team will do a talk about their own personal experience and motivations for self-tracking and give us a brief introduction to their new Digital Health whitepaper, which includes a section on Quantified Self.

This year we have started to invite a voluntary contribution of £3 at the door. This is to cover incidental and minor costs, provide refreshments once the funds accumulate sufficiently and to have a reserve in emergency when our usual, so far free venue, is not available and we need to look elsewhere. If you can't pay, that's ok. If you can, many thanks, it will help us to keep the meetups going and also make them better.

GENERAL STUFF:

A London QS meetup consists a mixture of socialising and being able to talk to others and Show & Tell where people present or simply talk for 10-15 mins about their experience and experiments with self-tracking, quantifying and self-hacking whether it involves devices, applications or not. (Please read the guidelines for speakers and presenters below.)

This talks part lasts till about 8.30pm. We then move to a nearby pub, which is an essential and integral part of the meetup, as important as the first 'Show & Tell' one. If you can join us, I very much encourage you to do so. Not only it's always good fun, the conversations are equally interesting. The nearest pub is the Fox, which also has decent food, so we'll head there right after the meetup.

Guidelines for presenters & speakers at London QS meetups:

Do let me know if you would like to do a short talk, 10-15 mins. Personal perspective on your experience with data gathering, self-tracking or analysis is important. Simple '3rd party' presentations about devices or applications not always welcome. If you want to talk about a product or service, feel free to do so as long as it is from a personal perspective - covering how you personally have used it, for how long, what you have learnt, what data you have gathered and how you have benefited etc. If you haven't used a device or application personally but still want to talk about it, you can do so after attending a London QS meetup at least once before you present. This is because we assume (rightly or wrongly) that having met the people in the community and seen how the meetup works, it makes it harder to subject us to commercial and marketing pitches. One can but hope.

Important note on logistics:

There is usually someone checking names from the list of attendees at the entrance. Please make sure you stop to do that and then proceed to the space where meetup takes place. I usually try to be around by about 6pm.

We do try to start on time, though I understand work and London travel can interfere with that. We always wait a few minutes if it looks like most people haven't made it yet. If you know you are going to be late and get the chance, you can text me on my mobile: 07876 757129. Thank you.

Look forward to seeing you at the next meetup.

 

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  • Andrew L.

    Pleased to get to my first QS meetup

    September 29, 2013

  • Owen B.

    My first QS meetup last night. What a great community.

    Few people were asking how I track my mental performance, I use quantified-mind.com and use their experiments that can work out how I'm performing at different variables, like time of the day

    September 27, 2013

    • David C.

      If of interest, I interviewed Yoni (the creator of quantified mind) previously on my blog here: http://onemorelifehac...­ Yoni's blog is also a good read, as he uses the aggregate info to share findings: http://blog.quantifie...­

      September 27, 2013

    • Owen B.

      Adriana - Yes I'm good to talk. As I mentioned, I also have 23andme experience. Not sure if you took my card but email is owen [at] gourmetfocus.net

      September 29, 2013

  • Anne P.

    I am gutted to be missing the next meetup, as I would love to hear all about Hotwire's presentation and Digital Health whitepaper. I have just spotted that the whitepaper will also be launched on their website on the 26th, so for anyone else who can't make it to the meetup this might be a good option...and of course Ken's great videos. Hope you have a great evening everyone!

    September 16, 2013

    • Anne P.

      Thanks David, I look forward to reading the whitepaper and watching the evening's videos as soon as they are uploaded.

      1 · September 16, 2013

    • David C.

      Hi Anne, you can download the whitepaper here: digitalhealth.hotwirepr.­com :-)

      September 27, 2013

  • Roland W.

    Thanks for organising Adriana, Jon, Ken, Adam, and HotwirePR, really enjoyed the event. Looking forward to the next one

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Stephen R.

    Enjoyed the presentations and the collaborate question and answer questions, lots of friendly and interesting chat afterwards.

    September 27, 2013

  • Matias C.

    Good introduction to what Quantified Self is all about.

    September 27, 2013

  • Ken S.

    For all of you who've been patiently waiting for Adam Johnson's talk from September ... your moment has arrived. Sorry for the delay there were some technical difficulties but all has been resolved. The video can be found here: https://vimeo.com/75485713­

    1 · September 26, 2013

    • Ken S.

      Oh and I meant August not September.

      September 26, 2013

    • Adam C.

      Thanks Ken!

      September 27, 2013

  • Ketan M.

    Launching an app and mad preps mean I can't get out, hopefully I'll make it one day! Hopefully someone on the waitlist can make it.

    September 26, 2013

    • Adriana

      Good luck with the app, launch is always madness. Hope to see you soon.

      September 27, 2013

  • Michele de G.

    Sorry, something came up at the last minute and didn't even have the chance to cancel. My apologies.

    September 26, 2013

    • Adriana

      No problem, that's life! Thank you for leaving a message and hope you can make it to the October one.

      September 27, 2013

  • Adriana

    Thanks to all for a fabulous meetup and Hotwire for being such great hosts. See you at the next one in October.

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Charlie G.

    Hi All,

    Fantastic meet up this week - thank you very much to everyone involved! This was my 2nd time attending and I found it once again fascinating. I do have a confession to make though. I have been a 'free loader' twice in a row now and haven't donated. I try not to use cash as much as possible in order to track my spending in as granular form as possible (topical I guess) which has meant that both times I am left scrabbling around trying to find some!

    That lead me onto think that it might be neat if you could set up some sort of paypal receptacle, or online donation area where we can donate electronically (albeit maybe a slightly higher donation to allow for the processing charges that may be incurred). Might help out those in the personal finance quantification game! Anyhow - one way or another next time I will attend fully prepared to contribute three fold to make up for my previous sins!

    Thanks once again.

    Charlie.

    1 · September 26, 2013

    • Adriana

      Interesting feedback. Will think about it as I do understand your point and it makes sense. Let me check what's possible. And please don't worry about being a 'freeloader'. When I say voluntary I really mean voluntary. :-)

      1 · September 26, 2013

  • Sole C

    It's been great to meet you all and a pleasure to have you at Hotwire Looking forward to catching up again soon!

    September 26, 2013

  • alexis t.

    Sorry, was hoping to make my 1st meeting but tied up with work...hope someone on the waiting list can still take my place and looking forward to next time

    September 26, 2013

  • Gareth U.

    Sorry to have had to cancel again, things just seem to keep coming up! I will get to attend my 2nd QS meetup one day...

    2 · September 26, 2013

  • Ratna S.

    Hi, Pleased to join you all!

    September 25, 2013

  • Linda T.

    I would love to attend the event this Thursday.

    September 23, 2013

  • Rosa

    Hi all!
    It's the first time I try to attend this event and I have joined the waiting list. How would I know whether I can attend the meeting?

    Cheers,
    Rosa

    September 22, 2013

    • Adriana

      Don't worry. You will get a notification if and when the waiting list changes. :-)

      September 22, 2013

  • Bruce A.

    I want to monitor my blood sugar level in real time, so if you do this yourself or know someone who does, please get hold of me at the meeting. Bruce

    September 17, 2013

    • Ian R.

      I *might* know someone who knows someone...I'll get back to you!

      September 17, 2013

    • Adriana

      This would be very interesting to learn, if you find out something, I'd be most grateful too. Will be watching out for your comment. No pressure! :D

      September 17, 2013

  • Michele de G.

    Hi guys, just to let you know, on iCal your invitation appears as a four day event...

    September 16, 2013

    • Michele de G.

      oh that's a shame... I was looking forward to that! :D

      September 17, 2013

    • Adriana

      Hey, we can but try and oblige! :D For now 4 hours will have to do. :)

      September 17, 2013

  • Matt

    Unfortunately I can't make this one because of a conflicting commitment.

    September 16, 2013

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