QSAms #1: Show & Tell

This will be the first Quantified Self Amsterdam Meetup, so be sure to be there when the magic happens! 10x 10min cases will be presented on the wide variety of QS topics. Are you a lifelogger, personal genomics know-it-all or DIY bio-hacker - let us know, so you can share your experiences with the community!
Extra RSVPs available! Because of the great response we have decided to make 25 more RSVPs available for the first event - so get them while you can at the
Meetup page!
Location The location for #qsams will be at the old Volkskrantbuilding ("Volkskrantgebouw"), Wibautstraat 150, 1091GR in Amsterdam (
map) in the meeting room on the ground floor. It can be easily reached by public transport taking the metro (51, 53, 54) to Wibautstraat from Amsterdam CS or Amsterdam Amstel. Paid parking is also available in the neigbourhood.
Time We will start at 7pm sharp and will round up at 9.30pm - and have 10 awesome speakers in between (see below!). After the event we will head over to Canvas - the restaurant/club/cafe - on the 7th floor for some drinks.
Awesome speakers! We are extremely glad with all the great speakers that have confirmed to speak at our inaugural event. One speakers even comes all the way from France just for this event!


  • Ben van Laarhoven (Digigadgets) - Self-tracking devices

  • Peter Robinett (Bubble Foundry) - Tracking productivity

  • James Burke (Lifesized) - Applying analytics to your relationship

  • Beer van Geer (Universal Mediaman) - Project Dagaz / NeuroSky

  • Sheryl Cababa (Adaptive Path) and Marie Perez (Philips Design) - Designing DirectLife

  • Cédric Hutchings (WiThings, FR) - WiScale

  • Martijn Aslander (Elvenstone) - Personalstats.nl

  • Matt Cottam (Tellart) - QS projects

  • Yuri van Geest (MoMoAms/Singularity University) - Making the Invisible Visible


Our sponsor: Digigadgets.nl Also we are very happy to announce our sponsor for the first event:
Digigadgets.nl! They sell (amongst other stuff) the WiThings scale and the Wattson energy meter in NL. They will also show some of their gadgets at the event.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.... WiThings (FR) will have a special surprise for one of our attendees... so be sure to be there this Monday :-) That would be all for now! If you have any questions or suggestions for the event don't hesitate to let us know at
][masked]. Looking forward to see you all on Monday! Joost, James and Maarten

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  • Sjors P.

    Thanks Maarten, keep up the good work! Hopefully I can stick around for drinks next time.

    September 22, 2010

  • Marco B.

    Very inspiring presentations. Really came back with a head full of ideas.

    September 21, 2010

  • Kees P.

    Loved the atmosphere and content, altough quite heavily on the healthcare side.

    September 21, 2010

  • Marie P.

    Great organization, interesting audience - definitely would like to join again! Would be nice to extend the Show & Tell to Work & Play sessions (participative workshops)

    September 21, 2010

  • Ben L.

    I enjoyed it a lot, very nice opportunity to extend my network, with interesting people... @digigadget

    September 21, 2010

  • Sam W.

    Intresting, even the openingtalk from the sponsor. I liked what he envisioned, and he surprised by how little he made it into a sales pitch.

    I also liked the talk by Matt, James and Beer. It was fun to see how Yuri blew people away, some day they'll understand.

    It would be great if you could think of a way of how to keep the speakers within the time limit. Due to the limited time, very little time was left for a few of your most awesome speakers (those who should deserve most time). If you find a way to fix this, please let me know:)

    September 21, 2010

  • Anne Marie Z.

    Interessante sprekers!

    September 21, 2010

  • harscoat

    Great presentations, very good organization (food & drinks :), talks meetings with very interesting and open people! & learnt a lot.

    September 21, 2010

  • Yuri van G.

    Good first event. Time management should be better, too many speakers. Good audience and vibe. More room for Q&A. Looking forward to the next one!

    September 21, 2010

  • Marc F.

    Some surprising talks. I heard a lot of new & strange things so that makes this first meetup worthwhile!

    September 21, 2010

  • Martijn P.

    Broad range of quality. Too bad the end, with the best speakers had to be rushed.

    September 21, 2010

  • Peter B.

    Was sweet. What I missed was a general overview at the start of the MeetUp where the audience could experience what is 'self tracking' and what the current developments are.

    September 21, 2010

  • Martijn van L.

    arrived a bit late, but still enough time to get inspired....

    September 21, 2010

  • Jasper K.

    Great intro to different aspects of QS. Like to see more of applications outside the realm of health.

    September 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congratulations on this first QSAms! Enjoyable. Second half was high quality; found Martijn Aslander and the presentation on "Quantified Meditation" interesting. Also DirectLife. Yuri van Geest had truly inspirational content and demonstrated what a short and sweet to-the-point talk should look like. I suggest less content for next time and more hosted interaction / discussion among "audience". Happy to assist with hosting if desired. I will be back. Kwela

    September 21, 2010

  • Jesse K.

    Great speakers! Maybe next time it would be interesting to not only get into collecting data, but also understading the collected data (by use of statistics and visualisation). Great work guys!

    September 21, 2010

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