Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #2 (IDEO in Palo Alto)
Please join us on Thursday October 13th for another night of self-tracking presentations, lessons learned, and the exhibition of QS tools.
A huge thanks for our sponsor, IDEO for offering to host the October QSSV meetup! Our meetup Location is 100 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Map and directions can be found at: http://bit.ly/oWJ64d
6 -7:30 pm SOCIAL HOUR AND WORKS
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.
7:30 pm – 9 pm QS SHOW&TELL TALKS
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?
IGNITE PLUS Following in the footsteps of our inspiration, the SF group, we will be doing Ignite Plus talks this time around. What this means is presenters must use the Ignite format.
Don't know what Ignite means? See the following links for more info and tips on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation.
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.
If you'd like to present please contact me so we can discuss the experiment you’d like to share. I'm best reached at bettslacroix at gmail dot com.
Note: Just to be very clear, we save the talks for personal accounts of self-tracking and self-experimentation.
Paul Sas: The Impact of Data Review
David Fetherstonhaugh: The Step Exchange Game
Paul Abramson: The Quantified Doctor's Personal Experiments with Paleo and BodyTrack
Wako Takayama: Lined-Dried Clothes Smell So Good
Gary Wolf: Meta QS and Tracking; Daily Practice
QS SPONSORS: OUR THANKS TO IDEO
Our host this month is IDEO. Thanks too to Basis, HealthTap and CureTogether, our annual organizational sponsors, for supporting the Quantified Self movement expansion across the country and around the world. Three cheers to them for making our gathering possible!
QS SPONSORSHIP - WHAT IT IS
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.
We are also asking for an optional $5 donation to help cover the out-of-pocket costs of running the meetups. If you'd like to donate more than $5, please do! Thank you and see you there!
Lisa and Karen