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Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #4 (Stanford Medicine X)

  • Jun 19, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Please join us on June 19th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools.

We'll be at Stanford School of Medicine this time, so be sure to RSVP early to grab your spot. Talks will be strictly limited to 7.5 minutes + 7.5 minutes for Q&A. Lisa and Karen will be hosting along with Larry Chu, MD, MS, of Stanford Medicine X. 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 lists4lisa 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 the workshop hour is perfect for you. You don't need to have a prepared talk, or permission to show something. 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

We reserve the presentation slots for personal self-tracking stories.  Please let us know in your RSVP if you're interested in presenting so we can discuss your topic.  Talks 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.

The Ignite Plus format is 30 15-second slides which makes up a presentation of 7.5 minutes. The presentation will be followed by a second 7.5 minutes of Q&A. There's flexibility on slide advancement timing if desired, but the overall time frame of 7.5+7.5 is not flexible. We will have space for 5 presenters.

Click here for more info and here for tips on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation.

Talk 1: Maximus Peto - Experimental Design: Reducing Confounding Factors

Talk 2: Dave Asprey - Oxygen Saturation, Airplanes, and Brains

Talk 3: Lisa Fabiny - My Bulletproof Diet Experiment

Trouble-shooting QS:  We are very excited to try something new this month.  We will invite four members of the community to share a current challenge related to their self-tracking or experiment design in order to receive moderated feedback from the community and special guests.

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 Medicine X - The Intersection of Medicine and Emerging Technologies at the Stanford School of Medicine. We extend our deepest gratitude to The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee for supporting QSSV! 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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  • Laura

    I liked the new format much better. Got to hear a much wider variety of ideas this way.

    June 28, 2012

  • Alexis

    It was a great event! Enough social time! Great presentations that complimented each other. And a good location!

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    All in all , it was an excellent meeting: from the check-in and badges, through the early socializing and refreshments, the three speakers, the several requests for input sessions, and the 1-minute blurbs, to the final socializing. I'm certainly looking forward to the next. The organizers did a wonderful job of it.

    June 20, 2012

  • joe b.

    Inspired format mix kept it fresh and interesting. Can hardly wait until next time!

    June 20, 2012

  • Lisa B.

    I'm so appreciative for the community that makes our Meet-ups fun and helpful. The spirit of support and sharing is alive and well here. Thank you!

    June 20, 2012

  • Seana

    Very well run. The speakers were informative, funny, and prepared. Audience members had good questions.

    June 20, 2012

  • Rex S.

    Thoroughly enjoyed. I wonder if we get too stuck on the "confounding variable" instead of realizing that the real problem is that there are not enough data sets and new metrics/queries applied to the data... We have to get over the fact that complex thinking more or less eliminates easy correlations. But we certainly need to know that false prophecies come from not being cognizant of things that do confound in the dark of the night... :0)

    June 20, 2012

  • Ram N.

    Came across a lot of neat ideas and experiments. All the talks were very informative, and I applaud the moderators for strictly enforcing the time limits.

    June 20, 2012

  • Dawn P.

    Enjoyed the crowd; liked the new approach "group mind" and "community connection".
    Lisa and Karen are personal and courteous. Will love to volunteer again. Just hope the future ones are not on Wed or Thur since I'd not be able to join on these days.

    June 20, 2012

  • Tess R.

    It was awesome. I learned a lot and met a lot of people.

    June 20, 2012

  • Paul S.

    Great innovation in the format, enabling a lot of ideas to be shared, also seeding more collaboration and discovery. Total win!

    June 20, 2012

  • Sandy D.

    The format was great. Most people could talk about their own project for two hours of allowed. The tight time constrains forced speakers to make their point. The time allowed for questions great too. We learned from each other. The willingness of the QS group to share information and resources is a huge bonus.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great! Felt rushed in many places though.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you both for your kind offers :) I have found a ride.

    June 19, 2012

  • Tess R.

    I could also give you a ride in a car if you don't want a motorcycle adventure.

    June 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would it be possible to get a ride with someone to the meetup from Google? Thanks in advance!

    June 18, 2012

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