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

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    $10.00

    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 (http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/) 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 (http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/). Lots of fun will be had. :) See map and directions (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Plug+and+Play+Tech+Center/@37.383646,-122.012864,867m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x808fb63f28cc4ac7:0xc07b38490599d13d) to Plug and Play Tech Center. SCHEDULE: 6 pm – 7:00 pm SOCIAL HOUR AND WORKSHOP 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 ([masked]) 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 (http://ignite.oreilly.com/) and here for tips (http://www.speakerconfessions.com/2009/06/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/) 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 ([masked]) 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. QS SPONSORS: OUR THANKS TO PLUG AND PLAY! We also extend our deepest gratitude to our annual sponsor, The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/) and Jay Sales of VSP (https://www.vsp.com/) for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Quantified Self Labs global partners— Intel (http://intel.com/), Autodesk (http://autodesk.com/) and Scanadu (http://www.scanadu.com/)—who support the QS movement expansion around the world. Five cheers to them for making our gatherings possible! QS SPONSORSHIP AND MEETUP COSTS 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 (http://twitter.com/LisaBL) | @karenherzog (http://twitter.com/karenherzog) P.S. Feel free to tweet -- #QuantifiedSelf #QSSV

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  • Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #11 (Huawei in Santa Clara)

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    $5.00

    Quantified Self Labs global partners Please join us on March 20th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools. We'll be at Huawei 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 Huawei (http://www.huawei.com/us/index.htm). Lots of fun will be had. :) We have speaking spots open. Please let me know if you have a cool self-tracking or quantified self experiment to share at ktherzog at gmail dot com. (put "March 20th QS talk" in the subject line). A very sincere thanks to Huawei for generously offering both venue and video sponsorship and food and beverage support which allows us to greatly reduce the attendance fee and to video presentations and post them for later viewing. Please pass your gratitude on to the Huawei team. Map and directions can be found HERE (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Evernote+Co,+Walnut+Street,+Redwood+City,+CA&hl=en&sll=37.269174,-119.306607&sspn=16.463833,29.025879&oq=evern&hq=Evernote+Co,&hnear=Walnut+St,+Redwood+City,+California&t=m&z=17): SCHEDULE: 6 pm – 7:00 pm SOCIAL HOUR AND DEMOS 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 IGNITE+ SHOW&TELLS Speakers: • Allan Johnson: "Lifelogging 2.0" • Maha Alnajjar: "Tracking My Research Methods" • TBA We reserve the presentation slots for personal self-tracking stories. QS talks should answer the three prime questions: 1) What did you do? 2) How did you do it? 3) What did you learn? Please let us know in your RSVP if you're interested in presenting so we can discuss your topic. 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 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. If desired, click here for more info (http://ignite.oreilly.com/) and here for tips (http://www.speakerconfessions.com/2009/06/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/) on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation. 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 Karen an email to ktherzog at gmail dot com and put 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. QS SPONSORS: OUR THANKS TO HUAWEI! Our host this month is Huawei (http://www.huawei.com/us/index.htm). We extend our deepest gratitude to our annual sponsors, The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/) and VSP (https://www.vsp.com) for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Quantified Self Labs global partners— Intel (http://intel.com/), Autodesk (http://autodesk.com/) and Scanadu (http://www.scanadu.com/)—who support the QS movement expansion around the world. Five cheers to them for making our gatherings possible! QS SPONSORSHIP AND MEETUP COSTS We use the sponsor money and meetup donations to pay for awesome, healthy refreshments, videos 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 in your RSVP. Thank you and see you there! Lisa and Karen @LisaBL (http://twitter.com/LisaBL) | @karenherzog (http://twitter.com/karenherzog) P.S. Feel free to tweet -- #QuantifiedSelf #QSSV

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  • Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #10 (Evernote in Redwood City)

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    $5.00

    Please join us on Nov 18th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools. We'll be at Evernote 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 Evernote (https://evernote.com/). Lots of fun will be had. :) We have one speaking spot left. Please let me know if you have a cool self-tracking or quantified self experiment to share at lists 4 lisa at gmail dot com. (put "Nov 18th QS talk" in the subject line). We are thrilled to announce that Jay Sales of VSP has generously offered video sponsorship which allows us to video presentations and post them for later viewing. Also very sincere thanks to Evernote for offering both venue sponsorship and food and beverage support which allows to greatly reduce the attendance fee. Please pass your gratitude on to Jay and to the folks at Evernote. Map and directions can be found HERE (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Evernote+Co,+Walnut+Street,+Redwood+City,+CA&hl=en&sll=37.269174,-119.306607&sspn=16.463833,29.025879&oq=evern&hq=Evernote+Co,&hnear=Walnut+St,+Redwood+City,+California&t=m&z=17): Here's the schedule: 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 David El Aschar: Tracking Every Minute of My Life Jessica Margolin: Becoming a Better Data Gatherer Estee Solomon Gray: Confessions of a QS Failure Tiago Forte: Productivity through Tracking 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? 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 (http://ignite.oreilly.com/) and here for tips (http://www.speakerconfessions.com/2009/06/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/) on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation. 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 ([masked]) and put 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. QS SPONSORS: OUR THANKS TO EVERNOTE! Our host this month is Evernote (http://www.ideo.com). We extend our deepest gratitude to our annual sponsor, The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/) for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Intel (http://intel.com/), Autodesk (http://autodesk.com/), 23andMe (http://www.23andMe.com) and Scanadu (http://www.scanadu.com/), our annual organizational sponsors supporting the Quantified Self movement expansion across the country and around the world. Five cheers to them for making our gatherings possible! QS SPONSORSHIP AND MEETUP COSTS 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 (http://twitter.com/LisaBL) | @karenherzog (http://twitter.com/karenherzog) P.S. Feel free to tweet -- #QuantifiedSelf #QSSV

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  • Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #9 (IDEO in Palo Alto)

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    $10.00

    Please join us on July 10th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools. We'll be at IDEO 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 Rickson Sun and Dennis Boyle, of IDEO (http://www.ideo.com). Lots of fun will be had. :) Map and directions can be found at: http://bit.ly/oWJ64d 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? 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. 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 (http://ignite.oreilly.com/) and here for tips (http://www.speakerconfessions.com/2009/06/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/) on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation. 1) Presenter Greg Cohen: "From Fragility to Resilience" 2) Presenter Jessica Margolin 3) Interactive QS process: An opportunity to interact with fellow QS'ers on topics of interest 4) Group Mind: 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 ([masked]) and put 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. QS SPONSORS: OUR THANKS TO IDEO! Our host this month of an intimate gathering in two stimulating spaces is IDEO (http://www.ideo.com). We extend our deepest gratitude to our annual sponsor, The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/) for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Intel (http://intel.com/), Autodesk (http://autodesk.com/), 23andMe (http://www.23andMe.com) and Scanadu (http://www.scanadu.com/), our 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 Silicon Valley, please let us know. Thank you and see you there! Lisa and Karen @LisaBL (http://twitter.com/LisaBL) | @karenherzog (http://twitter.com/karenherzog) P.S. Feel free to tweet -- #QuantifiedSelf #QSSV

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  • Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #8 (Tech Museum of Innovation)

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    $10.00

    Join us on May 23rd for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools. We'll be at The Tech Museum of Innovation so RSVP early to grab your spot. Talks will be limited to 7.5 minutes + 7.5 minutes for Q&A. Lisa and Karen will be hosting along with Romie Littrell, Curator/ Exhibition Developer - Health and Biotech at The Tech Museum (http://www.thetech.org). Lots of fun will be had. :) LOGISTICS The Tech Museum closes at 5:00pm to the public. A museum staffer and a QSSV volunteer will be at the door to greet and sign you in starting at 5:45pm. Follow the signage to the Tech Studio downstairs. Several exhibitions and innovation play areas will be semi-open for your viewing pleasure. Map and directions can be found at The Tech Museum "Plan Your Visit (http://www.thetech.org/plan-your-visit/directions-and-parking)." Parking at the Convention Center Garage and the Second and San Carlos Garage can be validated, bringing the cost to $5.00. Other downtown San Jose garages charge a flat fee of $5.00. Limited metered street parking may be available. More information on parking is at ParkMe (http://www.parkme.com/map/?lat=37.331629&lng=-121.89012600000001&zoom=16). Anyone 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? 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 (http://vimeo.com/groups/quantifiedself/videos). 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, however the two periods of the talk is strictly followed. We will have space for 4 to 5 presenters and a Group Mind session. Click here for more info (http://ignite.oreilly.com/) and here for tips (http://www.speakerconfessions.com/2009/06/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/) on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation. Talk 1: Angela Hey: "Bike tracking: tales, trails and tallies" Talk 2: Roman Zhovtulya: "Total Life Management: quest to maximize my potential" Talk 3: Preet Anand: "Proactive Data" Talk 4: Peter Savich: "A Day in a Quantified Self Life". Group Mind: 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 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 – 9:45 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 THE TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION! Our host this month is the The Tech Museum of Innovation (http://www.thetech.org). We extend our deepest gratitude to The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/) for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Intel (http://intel.com/), Autodesk (http://autodesk.com/), 23andMe (http://23andme.com/) and Scanadu (http://www.scanadu.com/), our annual organizational sponsors, for 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 Silicon Valley, please let us know. Thank you and see you there! Lisa and Karen @LisaBL (http://twitter.com/LisaBL) | @karenherzog (http://twitter.com/karenherzog) P.S. Feel free to tweet to your friends and colleague -- #QuantifiedSelf #QSSV

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  • Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #7 (Stanford Medicine X)

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    Please join us on March 20th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools. We'll be at Stanford School of Medicine 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 Larry Chu, MD, MS, of Stanford Medicine X (http://medicinex.stanford.edu/). Lots of fun will be had. :) Map and directions can be found at: http://bit.ly/LILTo4 & http://med.stanford.edu/irt/classrooms/lkscmap.pdf More information on directions and parking is at: http://transportation.stanford.edu/pdf/parking-map.pdf 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? 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 (http://vimeo.com/groups/quantifiedself/videos). 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, however the two periods of the talk is strictly followed. We will have space for 4 to 5 presenters and a Group Mind session. Click here for more info (http://ignite.oreilly.com/) and here for tips (http://www.speakerconfessions.com/2009/06/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/) on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation. Talk 1: Troy Angrignon: "The Accidental QS Guy: How training for civilian/military events inspired me to QS geekdom" Talk 2: Junling Hu: "Achieving Perfect Health: My experience with Runmeter" Talk 3: Paul Sas: "Using Mechanical Turkers to See Ourselves as Others See Us" Talk 4: Peter Savich: "My Data Derived Diet" Group Mind: 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 lists 4 lisa at gmail dot com and put 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. QS SPONSORS: OUR THANKS TO STANFORD MEDICINE X! Our host this month is the Stanford Medicine X (http://medicinex.stanford.edu/) - The Intersection of Medicine and Emerging Technologies at the Stanford School of Medicine. We extend our deepest gratitude to The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/) for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Intel (http://intel.com/), Autodesk (http://autodesk.com/), 23andMe (http://23andme.com/) and Scanadu (http://www.scanadu.com/), our annual organizational sponsors, for 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. Thank you and see you there! Lisa and Karen @LisaBL (http://twitter.com/LisaBL) | @karenherzog (http://twitter.com/karenherzog) P.S. Feel free to tweet -- #QuantifiedSelf #QSSV

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  • Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #6 (Accenture in San Jose)

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    $10.00

    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 (http://www.accenture.com/us-en/technology/technology-labs/Pages/index.aspx) 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 (http://ignite.oreilly.com/) and here for tips (http://www.speakerconfessions.com/2009/06/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/) 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 (http://www.accenture.com/us-en/technology/technology-labs/Pages/index.aspx). We extend our deepest gratitude to our annual sponsor, The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/) for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Intel (http://intel.com/), Autodesk (http://autodesk.com/), Basis (http://www.mybasis.com/) and Scanadu (http://www.scanadu.com/), 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 (http://twitter.com/LisaBL) | @karenherzog (http://twitter.com/karenherzog) P.S. Feel free to tweet -- #QuantifiedSelf #QSSV

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  • Workshop on designing self-experimentation

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    $5.00

    This will be an opportunity to connect with other trackers in a more intimate than is usual in our vibrant bay area. 6:30-7:15: Social, meet and greet 7:15-8:45: User group sharing on Experimentation Design. Bring an idea for an experiment you'd like to develop or challenges you're currently having with a tracking project. We will roundtable, offer tips and support the process. We'll explore experimentation design steps and Joe Betts-LaCroix will demonstrate how to use the program "R" for creating visual representations of tracking data. Looking forward to seeing you. -Lisa

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  • Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #5 (IDEO in Palo Alto)

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    Please join us on Sepetmber 6th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools. We'll be at IDEO 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 Rickson Sun and Dennis Boyle, of IDEO (http://www.ideo.com). Lots of fun will be had. :) Map and directions can be found at: http://bit.ly/oWJ64d 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 (http://ignite.oreilly.com/) and here for tips (http://www.speakerconfessions.com/2009/06/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/) on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation. Speaker 1: Jackie Chia-Hsene Lee - Exploring My Fitness Metrics via Biometric Sensors Speaker 2: Sebastian Ortiz - Evolution of a Wannabe Gymnast Speaker 3: Jeff Zira - Sleeping Together: A Tale of 2 Larks Group Mind: At QSSV #4 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 [masked] 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 an intimate gathering in two stimulating spaces is IDEO (http://www.ideo.com). We extend our deepest gratitude to our annual sponsor, The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/) for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Intel (http://intel.com/), Autodesk (http://autodesk.com/), Basis (http://www.mybasis.com/) and Scanadu (http://www.scanadu.com/), 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 (http://twitter.com/LisaBL) | @karenherzog (http://twitter.com/karenherzog) P.S. Feel free to tweet -- #QuantifiedSelf #QSSV

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  • Quantified Self Silicon Valley Meet-Up #4 (Stanford Medicine X)

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    Please join us on June 19th for another night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of QS tools. We'll be at Stanford School of Medicine 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 Larry Chu, MD, MS, of Stanford Medicine X (http://medicinex.stanford.edu/). Lots of fun will be had. :) Map and directions can be found at: http://bit.ly/LILTo4 & http://med.stanford.edu/irt/classrooms/lkscmap.pdf More information on directions and parking is at: http://transportation.stanford.edu/pdf/parking-map.pdf 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 (http://ignite.oreilly.com/) and here for tips (http://www.speakerconfessions.com/2009/06/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/) on how to deliver a fantastic quick-fire presentation. Talk 1: Maximus Peto - Experimental Design: Reducing Confounding Factors Talk 2: Dave Asprey - Oxygen Saturation, Airplanes, and Brains Talk 3: Lisa Fabiny - My Bulletproof Diet Experiment Trouble-shooting QS: We are very excited to try something new this month. We will invite four members of the community to share a current challenge related to their self-tracking or experiment design in order to receive moderated feedback from the community and special guests. 8:30 pm – 9:45 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 STANFORD MEDICINE X! Our host this month is the Stanford Medicine X (http://medicinex.stanford.edu/) - The Intersection of Medicine and Emerging Technologies at the Stanford School of Medicine. We extend our deepest gratitude to The Bulletproof Executive: source of Upgraded Coffee (http://www.bulletproofexec.com/) for supporting QSSV! Thank you to Intel (http://intel.com/), Autodesk (http://autodesk.com/), Basis (http://www.mybasis.com/) and Scanadu (http://www.scanadu.com/), our annual organizational sponsors, for 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. Thank you and see you there! Lisa and Karen @LisaBL (http://twitter.com/LisaBL) | @karenherzog (http://twitter.com/karenherzog) P.S. Feel free to tweet -- #QuantifiedSelf #QSSV

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