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Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #3 (Healthcare Club GSB in Stanford)

Please join us on May 3rd for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools.

We'll be at Stanford this time, so be sure to RSVP early to grab your spot. Ideally talks will be in the Ignite Plus format but there's flexibility if you really can stick to 7.5 minutes (plus 7.5 Q&A) of your own planning.  Lisa and Karen will be hosting. Lots of fun will be had. :)

Map and directions can be found at:

More information on directions and parking is at:

Anyone else who would like to volunteer, please write to us bettslacroix at gmail dot com or ktherzog at gmail dot com. It's a great way to meet people!


Think: "science fair" for adults. If you have a self-tracking project, gadget, app, or idea you'd like to share or demo, but you don't want to get up and talk about it, the workshop hour is perfect for you. You don't need to have a prepared talk, or permission to show something. Just come and bring what you have. We will have tables and power strips where you can plug in a laptop if you like, but paper is good too. If you are making something useful for self-trackers – software, hardware, web services, or data standards – please demo it in this workshop portion of the Show&Tell. Please let the organizers know you will be bringing something to Show&Tell so we can be prepared for you.

7 pm – 8:30 pm QS SHOW&TELL TALKS

If you'd like to talk about your personal self-tracking story, please let us know in your RSVP so we can discuss your topic and how much time you'll need. In your talk, you should answer the three prime questions: 1) What did you do? 2) How did you do it? 3) What did you learn?

We recommend using IGNITE PLUS Following in the footsteps of our inspiration, the SF group.

Why Ignite Plus? Instead of 20 15-second slides, Ignite Plus format is 30 15-second slides for a total of 7.5 minutes allowing for a second 7.5 minutes of Q&A. We will have space for 5 presenters.

Don't know what Ignite means? Click here for more info and here for tips on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation.

If you'd like to present please contact us, so that we can discuss the experiment you’d like to share. We're best reached at bettslacroix at gmail dot com or ktherzog at gmail dot com.

Talk 1: Sam Liang: Quantifying My Time

Talk 2: Neema Moraveji: Ambulatory Sensing & Influence of Respiratory Behavior @moraveji

Talk 3: Lisa Betts-LaCroix: Tales of an Ad Hoc tracker @LisaBL

Talk 4: Nir Eyal: Breaking Habits by Design @nieeyal

8:30 pm – 9:45 pm MORE SOCIAL TIME

Talk to the speakers, chat with new and old friends, ask other people what they're tracking, and generally hang out and have a great time.


Our host this month is the Stanford Healthcare Club at the Graduate School of Business. Thank you to Intel, Autodesk, Basis and Scanadu, our annual organizational sponsors, for supporting the Quantified Self movement expansion across the country and around the world. Five cheers to them for making our gathering possible!


We use the sponsor money and meetup donations to pay for professional video recording and awesome, healthy refreshments, as well as to fund projects that help the larger QS community. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring Quantified Self, please let us know.

Thank you and see you there!

Lisa and Karen

@LisaBL | @karenherzog

P.S. Feel free to tweet -- #QuantifiedSelf  #QSSV

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  • Gordon

    It was a good meetup, with interesting speakers in a really awesome venue.
    I'm glad I attended. My three minor gripes:
    1. What is the "(Healthcare Club GSB in Stanford)" in the event name.
    It just confused me, made me think the event was somehow in a healthclub, and that's a room I needed to look for.
    2. The Meetup indicated the event was in the building at 655 Knight Way.
    However, the Gunn Building, where the meetup was actually held, while in the same large cluster of buildings, is actually 635 Knight Way. If I hadn't found a departing Stanford employee to ask, I might have wandered around the wrong building and never found the meetup. That's also because:
    3. There was no sign on the door to the building the meetup was in, no "Quantified Self Meetup here tonight" indication.

    But minor gripes about directions and signage aside, this meetup was full or interesting information, ideas, and people.

    May 15, 2012

  • joe b.

    Exciting speakers, and well-run event. Made some great contacts during the social periods before and after the talks. Thanks!

    May 4, 2012

  • Paul S.

    Enjoyable, slightly different crowd than SF, but only a teensy bit distinct. Since I enjoy QS-SF, the lack of divergence from that meetup is a plus rather than a minus.

    May 4, 2012

  • Nick


    May 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will the recording of the Meetup be posted and shared later?


    May 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very poor management. The address was wrong. The room number was wrong. A kind guy told me where it was. This meetup is about users coming up and telling their stories about self quantification. I've been doing it for last 20 years, but I never thought of making money out it.

    May 3, 2012

  • Gordon

    Great venue! Let's meet here more often.

    May 3, 2012

  • Gordon

    The meetup's actual address is 635, the Gunn Building. And it's in room 101, not room 102. It's a great room - I'd love to see more QS and QSSV meetups here.

    May 3, 2012

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