A report from QS Europe!!

Co-organizer Luca Foschini just attended the Quantified Self Europe conference in Amsterdam, and will be reporting on some of the highlights.  Please let us know if you also would like some time to present what you track and what you've learned.

 

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  • Ben B.

    Hey All,

    I mentioned John Parker using voice metrics to quantify workgroup interactions and effectiveness. He's giving a public talk tomorrow at NCEAS. I'm not in town this week, but you're most welcome to attend.

    Cheers, Ben

    Please join us for an NCEAS Roundtable on Wednesday, June 19th at 12:15pm:

    Dr. John Parker
    Honors Faculty Fellow
    Barrett Honors College
    Arizona State University

    will present a seminar on: "Sociology of scientific collaboration" (with the NCEAS Summer Institute)

    Everyone is welcome to attend.
    ------
    Roundtable meetings are held in the NCEAS lounge at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 735 State Street, Suite 300 (directions -- http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/contact).

    The NCEAS Roundtable blog contains information about past meetings and a calendar of future events.

    June 18, 2013

  • Bob K.

    Data Science: Do It Yourself or Leave It To The Experts? http://t.co/p5NcxgHVn5 I know we have some experts here, what do you think? Data science as a service?

    There is a comment under http://bit.ly/12JAvYx that references @statwing which is a service aimed at people who mostly use spreadsheets.

    June 13, 2013

    • Luca F.

      Great find, thanks! Data science as a service is definitely a thing these days, these guys http://datahero.com/­ being the one most talked about...

      June 17, 2013

  • Ben B.

    Just bumped into:

    Open mHealth - non-profit startup building open architecture for health
    http://openmhealth.org

    Great video showcasing prospects for Health 2.0 future:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKuqLyl0Nis

    via NYTimes: Building a Better Tech School
    http://nyti.ms/14UVTsZ

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Dave P.

    Great comic commentary on privacy to our discussion the other night:
    http://allthingsd.com/20130606/the-nsa-has-your-number-comic/

    June 7, 2013

  • Ben B.

    Nice to meet you all. Thanks for the reporting the latest greatest Luca! Here are are few disperate links queued in my mind from our convo:

    * Emoticon That Measures a City's Happiness
    http://m.theatlanticcities.com/design/2011/12/emoticon-measures-happiness-germany/702/

    * Meet Ellie, The Virtual Psychologist
    http://www.technologyguide.com/news/virtual-psychologist-could-change-the-future-of-mental-health/

    * John Parker at NCEAS examining organizational productivity
    http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/projects/12178

    * Felton QS report (click thru images)
    http://feltron.com/ar12_01.html

    Cheers, Ben

    June 6, 2013

  • Dave P.

    Super meet up! Thank you Luca for great summary of QS Europe. And thanks to AchieveMint.com for the food and SelfEcho for the venue! And how about this for 'barket validation' *grin* : The startup raised a $6 million Series A funding round led by DCM Ventures. http://mashable.com/2013/06/05/whistle/ Whistle Uses Big Data to Help Keep Your Dog Healthy

    June 6, 2013

    • Luca F.

      The concern I usually get when pitching AchieveMint that you can game our system by strapping the FitBit to
      a dog and earn points has suddenly become a lot more substantiated :D

      1 · June 6, 2013

  • Siladitya D.

    Here's a couple of links I referred to in conversation today:
    1. Best posture for sitting on a chair: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6187080.stm
    2. Sufferfest: www.thesufferfest.com

    T'was great meeting you all, and look forward to the next meetup!

    June 5, 2013

    • Bob K.

      Thanks Sila! Here's a source link to that Nike quote - As Nike learned from studying millions of users, the magic number of times a runner needs to see her data before becoming a more "science-based"­ runner is just five. Once a person crosses that threshold they are "massively more likely" to keep running by metrics than by feel alone.

      http://blogs.hbr.org/...­

      June 6, 2013

  • Dave P.

    If you follow the directions link in the email announcement for this 05-Jun-13 meetup, it takes me to Elizabeth Plumber PHD at the corner of Anacapa and De La Guerra Streets. Not 104 W. Anapamu.

    June 5, 2013

    • Bob K.

      Can you forward that announcement to me? 104 W. Anapamu is the correct address, which is posted on the meetup page. The cross street is Chapala.

      June 5, 2013

    • Bob K.

      Just looked at the Google map with the pointer -yes- it was way off for some reason. I dragged the pointer to Chapala and Anapamu and saved it.

      June 5, 2013

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