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Many thanks to Tally who again facilitated this month's meetup venue.
We now have full list of speakers for the March meetup and if you'd like to speak at the next one or in the future, please email me at [masked]
A London QS meetup consists a mixture of socialising, meeting others interested in QS and Show & Tell where people present or simply talk for 10-15 mins about their experience and experiments with self-tracking, quantifying and self-hacking whether it involves devices, applications or not. (Please read the guidelines for speakers and presenters below.)
We will start at 6.30pm with actual talks at 7pm, giving you time to meet other people and settle in. This part lasts till about 8.30pm depending on how the discussion goes. We then move to a nearby pub, which is an essential and integral part of the meetup, as important as the first 'Show & Tell' one. If you can join us, I very much encourage you to do so. Not only it's always good fun, the conversations are equally interesting.
Guidelines for presenters & speakers at London QS meetups:
Do let me know if you would like to do a short talk, 10-15 mins. Personal perspective on your experience with data gathering, self-tracking or analysis is important. Simple '3rd party' presentations about devices or applications not always welcome. If you want to talk about a product or service, feel free to do so as long as it is from a personal perspective - covering how you personally have used it, for how long, what you have learnt, what data you have gathered and how you have benefited etc. If you haven't used a device or application personally but still want to talk about it, you can do so after attending a London QS meetup at least once before you present. This is because we assume (rightly or wrongly) that having met the people in the community and seen how the meetup works, it makes it harder to subject us to commercial and marketing pitches. One can but hope.
Important note on logistics:
There is usually someone checking names from the list of attendees at the entrance. Please make sure you stop to do that and then proceed to the space where meetup takes place. I usually try to be there a bit earlier.
We do try to start on time, though I understand work and London travel can interfere with that. We always wait a few minutes if it looks like most people haven't made it yet. If you know you are going to be late and get the chance, you can text me on my mobile:[masked]. Thank you.
Look forward to seeing you at the next meetup.