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Quantified Self Inaugural Show&Tell!

  • Sep 10, 2008 · 7:00 PM
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Come share your experiences/tools/advice about self-tracking, self-experiment, life-logging, personal data collection. Feel free to bring devices you are using, questions you have, or technical problems in need of solution. Venue Details KK* Studio is conveniently fitted out with chairs, soft drinks, white board - it is big enough, well-appointed, and comfortable. The one thing it is not is located near public transportation. So we are going to arrange rides from the Colma BART station (10 minutes away) for anybody who prefers a small carbon footprint. Please contact the organizer ([masked]) if you'd like a ride.

Pacifica is just south of San Francisco. If you are driving it is easy to get to from Berkeley, San Francisco, or the peninsula. Map

Who are the Organizers?

More info on Kevin Kelly
More info on Gary Isaac Wolf


Kevin Kelly's house/office
149 Amapola, Pacifica.
Office phone is[masked]
Home phone is[masked]-3660.

Your basic Google map of our little valley off of Route 1 in Pacifica

However it's helpful to have a few hints once you get in the neighborhood.

From the traffic light (the sign at the light should say "Vallemar and Reina del Mar) head straight back on Reina del Mar for about 1 mile until you hit the large trees, where the road does a jig-jag. Bear to the left side of the fork, but continue in the general direction you were going (in other words don't make a hard turn at the jig-jag). Proceed along the left side of the creek for about 6 blocks. The road will turn to the right following the creek, but you should continue straight. The road changes name to Amapola. We are the 6th or so house on the left, a redwood sided ranch with a redwood shingle tower -- the last house on the block. Park on the street.

I work in the tower to the left as you stand on the street; enter in the back near driveway.



Two people so far are taking BART - there will be a shuttle (i.e., my car!) from the Colma BART station to the meeting in Pacifica, which is just a few minutes drive. Pickup details below.


We are going to have an informal program for this first meeting. In the spirit of the show-and-tell format, we'll have everybody talk for a couple of minutes about what experiments/tracking projects they are doing. Then there will be some time for discussion and questions, so that people can seek help or offer advice.

At the end we are going to have a short presentation from Seth Roberts, emeritus professor of psychology at UC Berkeley. Roberts is a member of the QS meetup and an expert on self-experimentation. He'll share a few ideas about how to handle data-gathering and analysis in the search for new ideas and valid results. (Here is a list of some of Seth's articles:

I'm looking forward to meeting you on Wednesday.


Rides will leave from the Colma BART at 6:40 p.m. To find us, walk across the parking garage and you will see a long pedestrian access bridge that crosses "F Street" and goes toward the parking lots. We'll be waiting parking lot with some kind of sign. Here is an aerial view of the station:

Please don't forget to email ([masked]) if you'd like a ride, so we can make sure there are enough cars.

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  • Gary Isaac W.

    What a terrific group and conversation.

    September 11, 2008

  • Kevin K.

    I was blown away by the energy and fire-power of this group of pioneers. I learned tons, and more importantly, wanted to hear from each of you. Will have to do that again. Thanks to all for making the trip to Pacifica.

    Note: someone left behind a brown suede jacket. Contact me and we can arrange to get it back to you.

    September 11, 2008

  • Dan

    Excellent people, great discussion. Hopefully we can meet again to continue with additional topics.

    September 11, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of interesting discussion. Well organized.

    September 11, 2008

  • J. Adam M.

    I blinked 724 times. I shifted in my seat 42 times. I laughed 11 times. I took 35 photos. Only 26 were good. I wrote 78 words in my notes.

    September 10, 2008

  • David P.

    Great discussion with people from lots of different backgrounds. If there are any future events or similar groups, I'm very interested in learning more.

    September 10, 2008

  • Alexandra C.

    Awesome group of people and high bandwidth idea flow!

    September 10, 2008

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