Please join us on January 29th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools.
We'll be at Accenture Technology Labs Briefing Center 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 Brent Blum and Adam Pilon, of Accenture Technology Labs. Lots of fun will be had. :)
Map and directions can be found at: http://bit.ly/XfIGnZ
We'll be sending information on parking and accessing the center to members who RSVP.
Anyone else who would like to volunteer, please write to us lists4lisa at gmail dot com or ktherzog at gmail dot com. It's a great way to meet people!
6 pm – 7:00 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 the workshop hour is perfect for you. You don't need to have a prepared talk, or permission to show something. We will have tables and power strips where you can plug in a laptop if you like, but paper is good too. 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. Please let the organizers know you will be bringing something to Show&Tell so we can be prepared for you.
7 pm – 8:30 pm QS SHOW&TELL TALKS
We reserve the presentation slots for personal self-tracking stories. Please let us know in your RSVP if you're interested in presenting so we can discuss your topic. Talks should answer the three prime questions: 1) What did you do? 2) How did you do it? 3) What did you learn?
We recommend using IGNITE PLUS Following in the footsteps of our inspiration, the SF group.
The Ignite Plus format is 30 15-second slides which makes up a presentation of 7.5 minutes. The presentation will be followed by a second 7.5 minutes of Q&A. There's flexibility on slide advancement timing if desired, but the overall time frame of 7.5+7.5 is not flexible. We will have space for 5 presenters.
Click here for more info and here for tips on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation.
Speaker 1: Ari Berwaldt: "The Fasted Way to Mental Performance"
Speaker 2: Amelia Greenhall: "Weight, Weight: Don't Tell Me! (Lifelong tracking for maintenance.)"
Speaker 3: Phac Le Tuan: "Actrack: Fighting the Heisenberg Curse"
Speaker 4: Suran Goonatilake: "Genes, Jeans and Body-Scans"
Speaker 5: Peter Savich: "On the Fragility of Old Man Skinniness"
If time permits, we'll do a Group Mind session.
Group Mind: At an earlier QSSV we experimented with a reprise of the old QS days and invited members to come up and get feedback on their self-tracking experiments.
Each presenter will have 3 minutes to briefly describe what they've been doing and what kind of input they'd like and then we'll have another 4 minutes to generate ideas and see what we can up with to solve the problem.
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. If you'd like one of the Group Mind spots, please send an email to lists4lisa at gmail dot com with a brief description of the issue you're facing as soon as possible.
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.
QS SPONSORS: OUR THANKS TO IDEO!
Our host this month of a gathering in a state of the art space is Accenture Technology Labs. We extend our deepest gratitude to our annual sponsor, The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Intel, Autodesk, Basis and Scanadu, annual organizational sponsors supporting the Quantified Self movement expansion 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. If you'd like to donate more than requested donation, please do!
Thank you and see you there!
Lisa and Karen
@LisaBL | @karenherzog
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