Jun 2013 QS@LA Meetup


6:30 - 7:00PM Arrive & Socialize

7:00 - 8:30PM Intros, Show & Tells, Q&A

8:30 - 9:00PM Informal Chat + ideas for future meetups


Show & Tells

  • Drake Pruitt - Passive monitoring - used anonymized smartphone data to predict and track the progression of Parkinson's
  • Erica Davis - Senti.us - tracking my mood along with other personal metrics for about a year and a half as a part of my new venture. My coworkers and I have recently launched an iPhone app that quantifies and tracks mood data
  • Marko Vasiljevic - Vimify - A social leaderboard supporting multiple tracking devices - interested in sharing personal discoveries
  • Mark Krynsky - Digital preservation - How to Preserve, Prepare, and Produce Your Digital Legacy
  • Luis Goncalves - Built his own 2 channel EKG system, with which he records nightly, and then analyze to estimate basal metabolic rate, heart rate, breathing rate, dream episodes, waking events, and the occasional irregular heartbeat.



Venue graciously provided by Factual (http://www.factual.com/).  Factual is a location platform that enables personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences by enriching mobile location signals with definitive global data. Factual’s real-time data stack builds and maintains data on a global scale, with Factual's core Global Places data covering over 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. Factual’s platform also informs location with contextual demographic and commercial data, and offers cleaning and mapping services for business listings and points of interest.


The best place for attendees to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall.  Please note that they no longer offer free parking for the first 3 hours.  Parking rates are as follows:

0 to 3 hours: $1.00 per hour
3 to 5 hours: $1.00 every 15 minutes
5 hours or more: $24.00
Daily maximum: $24.00

The Factual building is a short easy walk: Exit from the mall parking garage up to ground level, head east, pass the Lens Crafters, and you'll be able to enter the west side of 1801. Then just hit the elevators to go up to floor 14, and Factual is in Suite 1450.

Food & Drinks

Food and drinks will be provided.  In order to cover costs we'd ask that you consider making a ($) donation - a link will be provided on the meetup page to contribute via Paypal or you can donate in person.  Thanks in advance!



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  • Daniel O.

    I've been mostly out of town for nearly six weeks and probably missed the last QS@LA. Looking forward to the next one (though I don't have any personal QS to present.)

    June 23, 2013

  • Sarah

    looking forward to the next meetup!

    June 23, 2013

  • Mark Anthony H.

    Great meet up. Professionally done with good speakers.

    2 · June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any plans to record video of the talks? I'm stuck up in SF (flight back got cancelled) and I'll unfortunately miss the event. Would still love to see the talks though if anyone has a camera and can put it on YouTube.

    June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Were you able to record the meetup? If so, link?

      June 14, 2013

    • Quantified S.

      I was able to get a few of them on video. Will be uploading soon.

      June 15, 2013

  • Josh P.

    Got in late so didn't get to take advantage of the meet and greet, but loved my first QS meetup anyway!

    June 12, 2013

  • Eric B.

    If anybody has photos from last night's meetup, please feel free to email (ericblue76 @ gmail.com) and I"ll post. Thanks! And, great meetup!

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Chalsea C.

    Here to learn. Got some ideas of my own and want to see how you all did it using the technology & data.

    June 10, 2013

  • Jennifer F.

    looking forward to meeting everyone!

    2 · June 6, 2013

    • Josh P.


      June 6, 2013

    • Andre K.

      I've missed the last few QS meetups. Looking forward to seeing old and new faces!

      June 6, 2013

  • Ernesto R.

    It would be great to have you Christopher! Make sure to say hi at the meetup :)

    June 4, 2013

  • Christopher C.

    Recent transplant from Bay Area to Santa Monica. Interested in QS

    1 · May 24, 2013

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