Please join us on August 7th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned, and showing tools.
We'll be in Mountain View this time, at NASA, hosted by our friends at Singularity University (thanks Daniel Kraft and Rachel Kalmar!) Be sure to RSVP early to grab your spot! 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 & SCIENCE
We are going to try something different this time. August is usually a bit different here at QS anyway, as many of us are traveling. And this August we're pretty busy getting ready for the annual QS conference in Palo Alto. So after we had our fourth email from a speaker saying that travel plans made them prefer to delay their talk, we put our heads together and decided this was a chance to experiment that we couldn't resist. Especially since we are hosted at Singularity.
Most our program this time is going to devoted to an informal seminar on QS & Science, which has been a topic of much discussion among many of us over the last year. We're going to have very short (1-5 minute) intros by respected, long-time QS contributors, and then open discussion. At the end of the program, we'll return to our conventional program, with a talk by Ariel Berwaldt about the details of sleep tracking. And he'll show plenty of data, for anybody who is worried.
Here are some of the participants and topics:
Gary Wolf: Moderator
Daniel Reda: Correlation
Yoni Donner: Validity of tests & assesments
Bo Adler: Measurement error
Dave Marvit: Normalizing data & using common instruments
Bob Evans: Keeping records
Nick Winter and Rachel Kalmar: responses and comments
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 Singularity University!
A fantastic space is generously being provided by our friends at Singularity U! Thanks too to Intel, Autodesk, 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!
QS SPONSORSHIP AND MEETUP COSTS
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!