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Meetups This Week

Eight wonderful QS meetup groups will be getting together this week in four different countries. Belfast and New Orleans are two new groups that will be having their very first events. Belfast is starting especially strong with a mother and son show&tell on using a new continuous glucose monitor system that doesn’t require finger prick calibration. Vienna will be playing with the meeting format by experimenting with an unconference style for their event.

To see when the next meetup in your area is, check the full list of the over 100 QS meetup groups in the right sidebar. Don’t see one near you? Why not start your own! If you organize a QS meetup, please post pictures of your event to the Meetup website. We love seeing them.

Monday, January 26
Seattle, Washington

Tuesday, January 27
Houston, Texas
Los Angeles, California
New Orleans, Louisiana

Wednesday, January 28
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Thursday, January 29
Porto, Portugal
Vienna, Austria

 

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Fabio Ricardo dos Santos on Using Relationship Data to Navigate a Chaotic Life

I’m fascinated by self-tracking projects that focus on things that are hard to quantify.

Such is the case here. Fabio Ricardo dos Santos is gregarious and likes to be around people. A lot of people. But he had a nagging sense that something was out of balance.

To better understand why, he began to track his relationships and interactions. He soon found that out of the people that he knows, only about 14% are what he considered to be important relationships and that they made up 34% of his interactions. He felt that this number was too low and it spurred him to spend more time with that important 14%.

But he didn’t just track his time with people and the number of interactions. He expanded his system to include the quality of his relationships and interactions. He found that this made him focus on face-to-face interactions and video chats over emails and texts.

The other side of this, though, is that when you have a system where you rate and rank your relationships, how does it not seem like you are rating people? What are the implications of doing so?

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Meetups This Week

There are an incredible 12 QS meetups getting together this week in seven different countries.

Both Toronto and St. Louis will discuss how to use self-tracking tools to keep New Year’s resolutions. In Indianapolis, people will talk about their recently acquired tracking devices from the holidays. Geneva will be doing a review of 2014, where attendees will mention their pick for the most interesting QS thing that occurred. Budapest will feature a couple toolmaker talks in addition to their show&tells, and Portland will be getting together for a workgroup session to make progress on their personal data projects.

QS meetups take many different forms. To see what the meetup in your area is like, check the full list of the over 100 QS meetup groups in the right sidebar. Don’t see one near you? Why not start your own!

If you organize a QS meetup, please post pictures of your event to the Meetup website. We love seeing them. Have a good week!

Monday, January 19
Oslo, Norway
Toronto, Canada

Tuesday, January 20
Miami, Florida
St. Louis, Missouri

Wednesday, January 21
Budapest, Hungary
Dallas/Fort Worth
Geneva, Switzerland
Madrid, Spain

Thursday, January 22
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Portland, Oregon

Saturday, January 24
Indianapolis, Indiana

Here’s an image from last week’s meetups. The group in Dallas got together for an informal chat over dinner and one of the members tried out an HEG (hemoencephalography) headband, a device that measures blood flow in the prefrontal cortex.

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Meetups This Week

The spirit of reflection that accompanies a new year is still present as eight QS meetups in four countries get together this week.  Munich, in particular, will be discussing how to use QS tools to help track and reach goals for 2015.

A common resolution is to lose weight, and weight management is the focus of the event in Stockholm today. Their show&tell talks include one person who, while on parental leave, lost 6 kilos by playing games and the story of a woman who used running and self-tracking to lose half her bodyweight.

One thing that I love about collecting the upcoming meetups is seeing the different formats that local organizers are adopting to serve their community. In England, the group in Cambridge are starting the year with an exciting launch event to engage their community. In addition to the classic Show&Tell talk, they are experimenting with their format by having a talk focused on QS technology, as well as, a “researchy” talk to tap into the academia presence in their membership. In the other direction, the Dallas group are keeping things informal and casual with a chat over dinner.

To see when the next meetup in your area is, check the full list of the over 100 QS meetup groups in the right sidebar. Don’t see one near you? Why not start your own! If you organize a QS meetup, please post pictures of your event to the Meetup website. We love  seeing them!

Monday, January 12
London, England
Stockholm, Sweden

Tuesday, January 13
Boston, Massachusetts
Dallas/Fort Worth
Lansing, Michigan
Munich, Germany

Wednesday, January 14
Cambridge, England

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Meetups This Week

It’s a new year and here at QS Labs, we are looking forward to hearing about new self-tracking projects from our community in the next 12 months. One of our newest groups, Reno, will be the first QS group to ring in 2015 by sharing their stories of finding meaning through their personal data.

To see when the next meetup in your area is, check the full list of the over 100 QS meetup groups in the right sidebar. Don’t see one near you? Why not start your own!

Tuesday
, January 6
Reno, Nevada

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Meetups This Week

December is a month of holidays, but it’s also a time for reflection. The group in Seattle will use their meetup on Monday as a time to reflect on a self-tracking 2014. Sounds fun!

To see when the next meetup in your area is, check the full list of the over 100 QS meetup groups in the right sidebar. Don’t see one near you? Why not start your own!

Monday, December 22
Seattle, Washington

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Meetups This Week

This is a very exciting week as two new QS groups, Göteberg and Ljubljana, will have their very first meetup. In Berlin, they will look at how to “biohack the holidays,” sharing techniques on preventing weight gain and avoiding hangovers during the year-end festivities, as well as a show&tell on what one person found when he tested the antioxidant content of his coffee. Looks like a fun event!

If you attend any of these events, please upload your photos to Meetup!

Monday, December 15
Göteborg, Sweden
Miami, Florida

Wednesday, December 17
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Thursday, December 18
Berlin, Germany
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Also, here are a couple pictures from the recent QS Bay Area meetup. It was a great group and a great night.

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Meetups This Week

We have a great group of meetups occurring this week in three different countries. Be sure to check them out if you are in the area!

To see when the next meetup in your area is, check the full list of the over 100 QS meetup groups in the right sidebar. Don’t see one near you? Why not start your own!

Monday, December 8
Oslo, Norway

Tuesday, December 9
East Lansing, Michigan

Wednesday, December 10
Brussels, Belgium

 

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Meetups This Week

There’s a great group of Quantified Self meetups occurring this week. The original QS group will be convening in Mountain View. The event will include talks on tracking punctuality and measuring heart-rate variability during an n-back test. If you live in the Bay Area, be sure not to miss it!

Tuesday, December 2
Bay Area, California

Wednesday, December 3
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Thursday, December 4
Köln, Germany

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Meetups This Week

There will be two Quantified Self meetups this upcoming Thanksgiving week (that is, if you are in the United States).

To see when the next meetup in your area is, check the full list of the over 100 QS meetup groups in the right sidebar. Don’t see one near you? Why not start your own!

Tuesday, November 25
Houston, Texas
Vienna, Austria

Here are photos from meetups last week in Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Portland:
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