Are you interested in self-tracking? Do you use an electronic gadget, mobile phone, or pen & paper to record and analyze your sleep, diet, exercise and other things about yourself or your day to day activities? If so, come to our first Quantified Self meetup in Shanghai and be part of a growing community of people who are interested in self knowledge through self tracking.
What is Quantified Self?
Quantified Self is a movement to use technology to collect data on aspects of a person's daily life in terms of inputs, states, and performance. The belief is that gathering and analyzing this data can help improve a person's life. The notion of marrying technology and self-improvement started in San Francisco, where Gary Wolf, a journalist and author, co-founded the “Quantified Self” blog in 2007. This led to regular meetings, which are now held in over 50 cities around the world.
What is this QS meetup about?
The QS Shanghai meetup is a casual monthly gathering for users and makers of self tracking tools. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Fitness and health tracking
Mood and emotion tracking
This meeting is organized by a group of foreign and Chinese QS and tech enthusiasts who want to bring together likeminded people to inspire and learn from each other by sharing and potentially collaborating on QS projects. If you are an advanced user, designer, tech inventor, entrepreneur, journalist, scientist, or health professional, we would love to have you becoming part of our organizing team!
For our first meetup, we will have the following presenters speak, followed by Q&A.
David Li, foreman of Xinchejian (新车间), will talk about arduino and electronic sensors used for self tracking.
Calvin Chin, CEO of Transist, will speak about the application layer or how (mostly) normal consumers may use QS devices and services and his own experiences.
Ryan Rowe, Associate Creative Director at frog, will address the topic of "Hacking the Body and Mind".
David Li, 新车间负责人。他的发言与用于自我跟踪的arduino以及电子感应器相关。
Calvin, Chin, 创思影响力实验室CEO。他将讨论应用层，普通消费者如何运用QS仪器设备，并且分享自己的经历。