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Quantified Self Toronto Show & Tell #20

This venue co-sponsored by htx.ca, thanks!

Quantified Self is "self-knowledge through numbers". Tracking, feedback, goals, little self-improvement projects, come share your experiences using technology for personal growth. Tracking your mood with your smart phone? Recording your workouts, diet and/or weight? Using a fitbit, zeo, or heart-rate monitor? Whatever it is, come share with others and learn from their experience as well. Or come just to watch - sharing not required if you're just curious to see what this is about!

If you are presenting, here's a quick tip: The three Quantified Self Questions are: What did you do? How did you do it? What did you learn?  Remember, sharing is important and valuable even if you share your failures - you never know when someone else will be trying the same thing and you can help them avoid the mistakes that you made!  We want to hear your personal stories, and that means really human things like struggling with motivation, experiencing setbacks, and hopefully, every so often, having a flash of insight!

Meeting structure:


5:30-5:45pm: informal networking

5:45-6:00pm: Carlos will introduce QS, and then we'll do our quick "three words about yourself" introduction round. People who are interested in presenting something will raise their hands.


6:00-7:00pm: show and tell, people give brief (10-20 minute) presentations with extensive Q&A from the crowd

Afterward, we'll be retiring to a nearby restaurant, somewhere in the Baldwin & McCaul Street area.

About our sponsor: Health Technology Exchange (HTX) is a non-profit company that finances early-stage medical device, diagnostic and healthcare IT companies and supports the development of healthcare innovation. For more information please visit htx.ca

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  • David El A.

    Very Funny coincidence. QS Boston released a talk by Jared Chung, who is doing a very similar time tracking experiment i.e., Same story (left consulting at McKinsey), same purpose (switching to less structured schedule), same tools (GCal, Gcal2excel) - but he has 1-2 years of extra data :)

    Enjoy: http://quantifiedself.com/2013/05/jared-chung-on-tracking-time/

    June 6, 2013

  • Duane H.

    Great meeting everyone! I forgot to mention that I am participating in the uBiome project. 90% of the cells in our body are not human! Anyone signed up for the Scanadu Indiegogo?

    May 29, 2013

  • Sacha C.

    It turns out that the audio I recorded works out great. I don't remember if we got permission from speakers to post recordings of their talk. If you spoke and you don't mind me going ahead and posting audio (slightly edited to remove some of the ums, etc., so you sound better than in real life! ;) ), please comment here with your permission. Thanks!

    May 29, 2013

  • Joel but you can call me J.

    Looking forward to attend again.

    May 25, 2013

  • Rodney

    This was a great session and was very interesting absorbing the different perspectives on self-tracking. I hope to attend more meet-ups!

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Met good variety of experienced and beginner self quantifiers and enjoyed listening to their experiences and the opportunity to discuss and learn before, during and after the session. Lots of enthusiasm and good ideas.

    May 25, 2013

  • Howard T.

    Great event, really enjoyed the presentations. Unfortunately I wasn't able to stay for the most important part: meeting and talking with other members. Definitely coming back next one.

    May 25, 2013

  • Noufissa

    Thank you for organizing! I learned a lot today and will think more carefully about data collection parameters...

    May 24, 2013

  • Nick M

    In case anyone wanted to read a little more of my hydration experiment. http://www.questsin.com/2013/05/experiments-with-drinking-salty-water.html

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting presentations! I thought about presenting too, but then decided to wait until I gather more data, since it'd be about an idea that I'm just starting. If anyone would like to take a look, my slides are here: http://ga.weureka.com/slides/intro/ (use spacebar to navigate, not the arrows).
    To the guy who wanted raw data from Fitbit, I have a suggestion: recently they've added support to syncing to selected Android devices. Android programs are written in Java, and there are many tools to "decompile" Java bytecode. This would probably be an easy way to reverse engineer how to get data from it through bluetooth.

    May 24, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Akk! Really disappointed to have to drop out. Really looking forward to meeting everyone in this group. I hope someone can use my spot.

    May 24, 2013

  • Joshua K.

    Have to back out! Hopefully someone else will be able to take my place!

    May 24, 2013

  • Dave H.

    Sorry for the late cancellation, meeting came up.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Mandy W.

    Have to head to Halifax... can't make it anymore.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Ryan P.

    Rats! Appointment came up.

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Rafael P.

    Looking forward to it!

    May 1, 2013

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