QS SHOW&TELL #9 (Palo Alto - Stanford University)

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Please join us for yet another interesting, fun night of self-tracking presentations, sharing ideas, and showing tools. As usual, the first hour, from 6-7, will be for socializing. If you are self-tracking in any way - biometrics, mood monitoring, life-logging, DNA sequencing, etc. etc. - come and share your methods and results. Typical presentations are under 10 minutes, and there is no need for slides unless you feel like it.

In October we return again to Palo Alto, thanks to QS friend Martha Russell (http://twitter.com/martharussell), the associate director of Media X (http://mediax.stanford.edu/) at Stanford University.

We're going to try some slight changes in the format this time. The program will start in the Wallenberg Learning Theater, promptly at 7 p.m. As always, we'll end at 9. In order not to feel rushed as we get to the end, we're going to limit the total number of talks to 8, and ask that everybody keep to a ten minute limit. This gives us a bit of flexibility to allow for discussion. If you know you will have something to present, send me a brief note in advance, and I'll slot you in.

Weather permitting, we'll do our social hour in the Main Quad of the Stanford campus, which is a few seconds walk from the Wallenberg theater. Bring something to eat if you like - there are countless sandwich shops and takeout restaurants on University Avenue, near the entrance to the campus. (See below for more location info.)

If your schedule permits, stop by the Wallenberg theater and pick up a name tag. Then exit the building, walk to your left a few dozen yards, turn left again at the Memorial Court, then continue through the courtyard until you emerge on the main quad. We will be sitting/standing around nearby.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

About Media X

Media X has an excellent series of workshops on advanced topics in technology and media. The day after our QS Show&Tell, Neil Jacobstein will be giving a day-long seminar on "augmented decision environments." See details here (http://mediax.stanford.edu/decisions.html).

Stanford driving and parking details

There is a free shuttle from the nearby Caltrain station for those taking public transportation. (Look for the "Stanford Marguerite" buses at the Palo Alto Station/Transit Center, on University Street.) If you are coming in a private car, you should know that Stanford parking gets a lot easier in the evenings. Parking is free after 4 p.m., and you are welcome to park in any of the lots, including those with "A" and "C" restrictions posted. Here is the link for more Stanford parking info (http://transportation.stanford.edu/parking_info/VisitorParking.shtml). However, do leave five or ten minutes for walking from your car, as the campus is large.