Quantified Self Labs global partners
Please join us on March 20th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools.
We'll be at Huawei 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 the good folks of Huawei. Lots of fun will be had. :)
We have speaking spots open. Please let me know if you have a cool self-tracking or quantified self experiment to share at ktherzog at gmail dot com. (put "March 20th QS talk" in the subject line).
A very sincere thanks to Huawei for generously offering both venue and video sponsorship and food and beverage support which allows us to greatly reduce the attendance fee and to video presentations and post them for later viewing. Please pass your gratitude on to the Huawei team.
Map and directions can be found HERE:
6 pm – 7:00 pm SOCIAL HOUR AND DEMOS
Think: "science fair" for adults + healthy snacks. If you are making something useful for self-trackers – software, hardware, web services, or data standards – you are welcome to informally demo during the social hour. We will have tables and power strips where you can plug in a laptop, but paper is good too. Please let us know in advance if you want to participate.
7 pm – 8:30 pm IGNITE+ SHOW&TELLS
• Allan Johnson: "Lifelogging 2.0"
• Maha Alnajjar: "Tracking My Research Methods"
We reserve the presentation slots for personal self-tracking stories. QS talks should answer the three prime questions: 1) What did you do? 2) How did you do it? 3) What did you learn? Please let us know in your RSVP if you're interested in presenting so we can discuss your topic.
The 7.5 minute presentation will be followed by a second 7.5 minutes of Q&A. We will have space for 4 to 5 presenters and a Group Mind session. If you've never been to a meet-up before, you can get a sense of what the talks are like from watching videos of previous QS talks. If desired, click here for more info and here for tips on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation.
If we have time we'll do Group Mind again. If you have an experiment or a project you'd like to share? The format for group mind is 2.5 minutes to talk about your question, project, issue, proposal, challenge and 2.5 minutes to solicit ideas and brainstorming from our members. A great way to kickstart or problem-solve your QS issue. If you'd like a Group Mind spot, please send Karen an email to ktherzog at gmail dot com and put Group Mind in the subject line.
This is a great opportunity for people new to the QS community to uncover issues and get feedback. It's also a great opportunity for experienced trackers to understand confounding variables and other tough problems.
8:30 pm – 9:30 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.
QS SPONSORS: OUR THANKS TO HUAWEI!
Our host this month is Huawei. We extend our deepest gratitude to our annual sponsors, The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee and VSP for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Quantified Self Labs global partners— Intel, Autodesk and Scanadu—who support the QS movement expansion around the world. Five cheers to them for making our gatherings possible!
QS SPONSORSHIP AND MEETUP COSTS
We use the sponsor money and meetup donations to pay for awesome, healthy refreshments, videos as well as to fund projects that help the larger QS community. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring Quantified Self Silicon Valley, please let us know in your RSVP.
Thank you and see you there!
Lisa and Karen
@LisaBL | @karenherzog
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