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Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #12 (Plug and Play in Sunnyvale)

  • Jul 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Please join us on July 17th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools.

We'll be at Plug and Play this time, so be sure to RSVP early to grab your spot. Talks will be strictly limited to 7.5 minutes + 7.5 minutes for Q&A. Lisa and Karen will be hosting along with the good folks of Plug and Play. Lots of fun will be had. :)

See map and directions to Plug and Play Tech Center.



Think: “science fair” for adults + healthy snacks. If you are making something useful for self-trackers – software, hardware, web services, or data standards – you are welcome to informally demo during the social hour. We will have tables and power strips where you can plug in a laptop, but paper is good too. Please let us know in advance if you want to participate.


7 pm – 8:30 pm QS SHOW&TELL TALKS

We reserve the presentation slots for personal self-tracking stories. Please send an email asap to lists4lisa at gmail dot com if you're interested in presenting so we can discuss your topic. Put “QSSV #12 Talk” in the subject line. Talks should answer the three prime questions: 1) What did you do? 2) How did you do it? 3) What did you learn?  If you're a new speaker or if you have a new talk you'd like to develop please do contact us as we love to support new speakers develop talks.

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

The 7.5 minute presentation will be followed by a second 7.5 minutes of Q&A. We will have space for 4 to 5 presenters and a Group Mind session.

If desired click here for more info and here for tips on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation.

1) Jon Cousins “Daily Well-being Tracking as a Couple”

2) Amaan Penang “Quantified Spending: a Blueprint to Make Data-Driven Financial Decisions”

3) Dana Greenfield “Leaning into Grief”

4) Group Mind

5) Shameless Plugs

If we have time we'll do Group Mind again.  If you have an experiment or a project you'd like to share? The format for group mind is 2.5 minutes to talk about your question, project, issue, proposal, challenge and 2.5 minutes to solicit ideas and brainstorming from our members. A great way to kickstart or problem-solve your QS issue. If you'd like a Group Mind spot, please send Lisa an email to lists4lisa at gmail dot com and put “QSSV #12 Group Mind” in the subject line.

This is a great opportunity for people new to the QS community to uncover issues and get feedback. It’s also a great opportunity for experienced trackers to understand confounding variables and other tough problems.

8:30 pm – 9:30 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.


We also extend our deepest gratitude to our annual sponsor, The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee and Jay Sales of VSP for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Quantified Self Labs global partners— IntelAutodesk and Scanadu—who support the QS movement expansion around the world. Five cheers to them for making our gatherings possible!



We use the sponsor money and meetup donations to pay for 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 Silicon Valley, please let us know.


Thank you and see you there!


Lisa and Karen

@LisaBL | @karenherzog


P.S. Feel free to tweet -- #QuantifiedSelf  #QSSV


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  • Otilia I.

    What is going on today at the conference? On their website it said it was from the 18-20th of June, but the program only had Thursday and Friday events.

    June 20, 2015

  • Linda

    Hi - Is anyone planning to drive from SF to Sunneyvale and back? I'd love to tag along! I'd be up for splitting the cost of gas.

    Excited to meet everyone! lin.

    July 16, 2014

    • Atta P.

      I plan to live around 4:30 as may give a presentation. My number is[masked]

      July 16, 2014

    • Ran M.

      hey still have room?

      July 17, 2014

  • Steven F.

    Why don't I ask you to schedule the south bay meetings only on the third Thursday of any month?

    July 13, 2014

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