QS Show&Tell #25 (CCA in SF)

  • April 18, 2012 · 6:00 PM
  • Timken Lecture Hall California College of the Arts

Please join us on April 18th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned, and showing tools.

We'll be back at the beautiful California College of the Arts this time. Be sure to RSVP early to grab your spot! Talks will be in the Ignite Plus format (Ignite talks + Q&A period). Gary Wolf will be hosting. New ideas and connections will emerge, and lots of fun will be had. :)

Anyone who would like to volunteer, please write to me (Alex) at [masked]. It's a great way to meet people!

 

6 -7 pm SOCIAL HOUR AND WORKSHOP

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. 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.

We will also be encouraging everyone to talk to new people they've never talked to before!

 

7 pm – 8:30 pm QS SHOW&TELL TALKS

If you'd like to talk about your personal self-tracking story, please let us know in your RSVP so we can discuss your topic and how much time you'll need. In your talk, you should answer the three prime questions: What did you do? How did you do it? What did you learn?

If you've never been to a meetup before, you can get a sense of what the talks are like from watching videos of previous QS talks.

Don't know what Ignite means? Click here for more info and here for tips on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation.

 

8:30 - 10 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 CCA!

A fantastic space is generously being provided by our friends at CCA! Thanks too to IntelAutodeskBasis, and Scanadu, our annual sponsors, for supporting the Quantified Self movement across the country and around the world. Five cheers to them for making our gathering possible!

 

QS SPONSORSHIP AND MEETUP COSTS

We use the sponsor money and meetup donations to pay for professional video recording and awesome, 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.

Thank you and see you there!

 

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  • Phil von S.

    Wow! First time I've ever used the ignite format. Great stuff- forces one to rehearse, focus the slides and talk, and leave room for discussion. Some fun talks, even how to buy secret military intel gear to enhance bike safety :)

    April 22, 2012

  • Rex S.

    This was my first meeting; surely it will not be the last. What an intriguing group of people and fascinating cross between folks just trying to live their lives better, others observing and evaluating to see if the theory is repeatable, and others trying to apply technology to deliver solutions... The venue was an absolute trip too, and I loved watching people collaborate on things that appeared to be earth changing... See you next time. Thanks! Rex

    April 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speakers and well moderated by Gary.

    April 20, 2012

  • Bryan L.

    Excellent, fun and informative. Gain insights into what other QSers are doing with the data they collect.

    April 19, 2012

  • Gary Isaac W.

    Thank you to everybody who came and presented! I enjoyed this meeting especially much!

    April 19, 2012

  • Sandip

    I continue to be surprised by the quality of the presentations, the variety of approach/scope, the depth of the Q&A, and the humor sprinkled throughout. Beautiful!

    April 19, 2012

  • Mik L.

    Gary is an excellent MC, and does the homework required to ask useful questions. He moves things along in a firm but kind and civilized manner. I particularly appreciate the discipline of repeating the question. Good role model.

    All the talks interested me, especially (of course) the "men need women" talk. I suspect that the "ignite" format tends to push speakers to talk too fast, and face the screen rather than the audience. Maybe a speaker-facing slave screen would help? Prob. as a consequence, and at the back, the Japanese gentleman was rather difficult to hear and understand. Given the challenges of the "ignite" format for a non-native speaker my comments seem churlish.

    April 19, 2012

  • Jeroen B.

    Interesting and fun speakers. Great. Neg.: too many cameras to get an open feeling.

    April 19, 2012

  • Stan J.

    My first one, but I had a great time and was impressed. The Relationships vs Fitness talk was the most surprising/interesting for me, but all were good. (And inspiring, really)

    April 19, 2012

  • Steve F.

    I admire those who demonstrated motivation to get self quantified towards behavior changes for goodness.

    April 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    "Why Men Need Women" was fun. Also which more people would share code like two of the presenters did last night.

    April 19, 2012

  • Alex B.

    Great presentations and demos!

    April 19, 2012

  • Beau G.

    Lots of people attended, great presenters, great questions asked.

    April 19, 2012

  • sam c.

    simple, quick, informative, diverse

    April 19, 2012

  • Alex C.

    Thanks to everyone who came, spoke, laughed, inspired, hugged!! So much fun, as always. Next time we'll make sure to order more food, my apologies.

    April 19, 2012

  • Nancy D.

    Spectacular talks- a cool mix of hardware, software, and fun ideas that we can try at home ourselves

    April 19, 2012

  • Max

    Really nice presentations!

    April 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great meetup with intelligent people sharing data. Short presentations and immediate Q&A kept the pace lively. I'll be going back.

    April 19, 2012

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