Hello - I'm just getting familiarized with QS. Optimization is a central theme in my life, so this seems like a logical extension. I'm excited to have found the group and aspire to dig in an participate.
Quantified Self is a collaboration of users and tool makers who share an interest in self knowledge through self-tracking. You can learn more about this fast-growing, worldwide movement at http://quantifiedself.com .
Self-tracking covers a wide spectrum. Some are working to improve their health and fitness by tracking weight, exercise, sleep, or nutrition. Others want to gain insight into their emotions. Still others aim to improve their productivity and effectiveness by measuring how they spend their time.
Our Portland group meetups follow the QS model -- a mix of short presentations, spontaneous discussions, and free-form networking. You'll hear more personal stories and practical experiences than theoretical lectures, and demos are particularly enjoyable. Anyone is welcome to speak - just email the organizer before the meeting.
Whether you're already on a technology-powered journey to self-improvement, or just curious about the concept, come join us!