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Quantified Self Silicon Valley Inaugural Meet-Up - Health Focus

  • Aug 11, 2011 · 6:30 PM
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Please join us on Aug 11th for the first meeting of QS Silicon Valley!  This is the place to share self-tracking presentations, lessons learned, and to show the tools you use.

We will be in Room 124 of Wallenberg Hall at Stanford University. Directions are here - 

BIG thanks to Martha Russell of  Stanford MediaX and Neema Morajevi of the brand new Calming Technologies Lab for hosting us!! 


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.

7:30-9:00 pm QS SHOW&TELL TALKS

Just to be clear, we save the talks for personal accounts of self-tracking and self-experimentation, rather than sales/investor pitches. But of course we are also interested in tools! 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.

Thinking about presenting?  The standard QS context suggests providing the answer to these three questions:

1) What did you do?

2) How did you do it?

3) What did you learn?

If you need some help keeping your presentation tight and to the point you are welcome to utilize the Ignite format which was recently demonstrated at QS Bay Area.  

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 talk about your project, please let us know in advance so we can discuss your topic and how much time you'll need.  Even if you're not doing the Ignite style presentation the default should be about 5 minutes (10 max) for your presentation, which will allow 3-5 minutes for Q&A. Let me know if you need more time as there is some flexibility.  

At this time we're expecting to hear from:

Robin Barooah

Eri Gentry

Joe Betts-LaCroix

Neema Moraveji

Alex Carmichael

Fenn Lipkowitz

Paul Sas

Seth Roberts


A fantastic space is generously being provided by   Stanford MediaX. Thanks too to   Basis,   HealthTap and   CureTogether, our annual sponsors, for supporting the Quantified Self movement expansion across the country and around the world.


We use the sponsor money to pay for professional video recording and 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.

QS meet-ups often request an optional $5 donation to help cover the out-of-pocket costs of running the meetups.  For our first meeting we won't be explicit abou this request but if you'd like to donate something to help provide refreshments please do be in touch.  

Thank you and see you there!

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  • Gordon

    The meetup was high energy, full of people with interesting stories to share.

    March 19, 2012

  • Numeratus

    Extremely well organized, excellent presentations, lively audience

    August 12, 2011

  • John D.

    two of the speakers seemed ill prepared and incoherent; they should have been pre-screened or coached on how to organize findings

    August 12, 2011

  • Dave M.

    Uniformly interesting presentations. Great crowd.

    August 12, 2011

  • Dawn P.

    It went well for its first meeting. I can imagine how hard it was to prepare. The organizers did a great job! Karen was sweet and personal. Lisa was clear, decisive, and pleasant. I'll be more than happy to help in future events.

    August 12, 2011

  • Alex C.

    Thanks for catching that, Jason! It's the 11th, just fixed it. :)

    July 27, 2011

  • Jason S.

    Is it August 18th or August 11th? The title says 11 but the text says 18

    July 27, 2011

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