QS Show&Tell #26 (SkyDeck in Berkeley

Please join us on June 27th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned, and showing tools.

We'll be in Berkeley this time, at Berkeley Skydeck, hosted by our friends at healthylabs.com. Be sure to RSVP early to grab your spot! Talks will be in the Ignite Plus format (Ignite talks + Q&A period). Rajiv Mehta 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!



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 healthylabs.com and Berkeley Skydeck!

A fantastic space is generously being provided by our friends at Berkeley Skydeck, with facilitation help from HealthyLabs! Thanks too to IntelAutodesk, and Scanadu, our annual sponsors, for supporting the Quantified Self movement across the country and around the world. Three cheers to them for making our gathering possible!



We use the sponsor money and meetup donations to pay for professional video recording, incidental venue costs, 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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  • Evan S.

    It was an incredible honor to speak in front of so many highly intelligent and motivated self-quantifiers. I found the other talks engaging, insightful, and humorous - I admire especially the drive required to trek through the Himalayas for months building meditation datasets!

    There were also several welcome reminders (e.g. the blood-glucose-sensitive dog) that Quantified Self need not be exclusively about bleeding-edge high-tech; it is as often a problem of psychology and biology as it is of technology. Great mix of approaches and insights all around.

    July 6, 2012

  • Gary Isaac W.

    I was really inspired by the wonderful presentations and the informal conversation. Thanks Raj, Phil, Ernesto and everybody who participated!

    July 4, 2012

  • Adam J.

    Lots of interesting people and presentations.

    July 3, 2012

  • Rex S.

    The venues are always great, SkyDeck, no exception. The discussion is real, meaningful, with ideas challenged, suggestions provided, and there is important work being done. On top of all that, great humor with some wicked insights made possible by so much knowledge... Loved it!

    July 1, 2012

  • Ernesto R.

    Hi Jacki. The videos are typically posted online to our Vimeo group and highlighted on the blog. It takes a few weeks to get them up.

    June 29, 2012

  • Jacki

    Will any of the videos from Wednesday's event be posted?

    June 29, 2012

  • Ernesto R.

    Hi Tina. The presenter were, in order, Seth Roberts (Vitamin D & sleep), Evan Savage (panic attack), Matic Betnic (personal finance), Nick Winter (cognitive performance), Rohan Dixit (mediation training), and Tanya Silva (orgasms).

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I tried to look in the forum on the qs website and can't seem to find a place where the presenters are listed. Can someone point me in the right direction, please?

    June 29, 2012

  • Mark C.

    Great diversity, interest, and passion from speakers and audience. When will there be dogs trained to sense and indicate if a woman is having an orgasm, or faking it?

    June 28, 2012

  • Paul S.

    The maturation of the presentations is a pleasure to behold. This evening's presentations were some of the best I'd seen. The community is beginning to identify standard measures, protocols, and lines of inquiry that are cumulating toward something of extreme interest. As a bonus, the evening's zenith was a talk about the component features of an orgasm that measurably raised the audience's galvanic skin resistance.

    June 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup! A couple of great talks and a fantastic group of people :)

    June 28, 2012

  • Phil von S.

    Great group, great food, inspiring talks, spectacular venue! It was great to bring people from all ends of the Bay to Berkeley to experience the magic that happens here. It's quite special and I hope we'll see more South Bay folks attending future Berkeley meetups!

    June 28, 2012

  • Stephen R

    A heart-felt "Thank You!!!" to all of the organizers and to everyone who helped make the first "Big Berkeley event" possible... it was absolutely a huge success!

    June 28, 2012

  • Hennie S.

    Thanks to all who shared!
    Presentations. Q&A. Mingling. All contributed to a great evening.
    I am working on a service related to tracking/ managing priorities over time using mobile data. If you have experience and/ or perspective on priority tracking (I know you do!) please take two minutes to complete the short survey at http://bit.ly/Mcidn5
    Thanks in advance. I hope to share some of the project learnings from at a future event.

    June 28, 2012

  • Max

    Nice, well run presentations-

    June 28, 2012

  • Mike D.

    I'd like more information about the presenters. In particular, are they average folk (which implies one level of expectation for their presentation/analytics/data) or academics (which implies another) or ...? For example, one of the presenters seemed to have a basic misunderstanding about how their protocol might bias their data, which means that any conclusions they draw are anecdotal.

    June 28, 2012

  • James H.

    Fantastic meeting... It was my first exposure to the QS community, and I'm totally enthrawled with the ideas shared. I hope to return!

    June 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    As my first meetup with QS I was really impressed, excited, intimidated, and inspired all at the same time.

    June 27, 2012

  • Greg B.

    Sorry to say I won't make it this time. See y'all next time...

    June 27, 2012

  • darrin s.

    I look forward to sharing what we’re doing at 2gno.ME. Our service quantifies an individual’s key behavioral traits, as well as competencies, through situational self-assessment and peer validation.

    June 26, 2012

  • Davis M.

    Eric, I am happy to talk QS with kids in education too. Cheers, Davis

    June 26, 2012

  • Ernesto R.

    Happy to talk with you about QS in education Eric. Let's try and catch each other at the meetup!

    June 26, 2012

  • Eric B.

    Hi, I'm interested in meeting folks who would like to explore possibilities of using QS with kids as a method for scientific & mathematical inquiry in an educational context. Let me know if that interests you! Thx. Eric

    June 26, 2012

  • Monisha

    Thanks, Alex for including LUMOback for demoing during the social hour- we look forward to sharing our smart posture sensor and our exciting kickstarter campaign http://kck.st/LVePiI

    June 26, 2012

  • Bill D.

    Looking forward to it. Interaction designer here, currently contracting with GE.

    June 26, 2012

  • Alex S.

    Thanks for the reference Rachel. I'm part of a team working with food profiles and Q.S.: and if anyone has a little time, I would love to talk to you about how you use self-tracking tools to monitor diet and such. If you have the time, hit me up at [masked]. Thx and see you all soon.

    June 24, 2012

  • Rachel K.

    Jeff, we've got a hardware/sensor discussion group! Check out diysensors.org. We also have an ongoing set of meetups, and our next Sensored event is focused on biosensors. Info/RSVP here: bit.ly/sensoredmeetup4

    May 29, 2012

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