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The QS Europe 2013 Conference in Amsterdam is one month away! Here are some more of the awesome talks and sessions that will be given by QS community members. Check them out below, and please remember to register soon if you’d like to come – there are only a few tickets left. Hope to see you there!
Using Data to Hack My Habits and Whip Up My Willpower (Mark Leavitt)
Tracking Puns (J. Paul Neeley)
Three Years of Tracking Sleep (Christel De Maeyer)
Daily Rhythm Tracking with Nike+ Fuelband (Eric Boyd)
Tracking Relationships (Fabio Ricardo dos Santos)
QS Privacy and Security (James Burke)
Activity Trackers (Michael Kazarnowicz)
QS and Longevity (Clement Charles)
From Quantified Self to Quantified Us/Communities: Our Future in Group Minds (Yuri van Geest)
QS Researchers and Scholars Gathering (Jakob Larsen, Dorien Zandbergen)
Insights from Tracking Walking Patterns (Per Sandholm)
Fun with Fitbit (Joost Plattel)
AchieveMint (Luca Foschini)
Momento (Oliver Waters)
Addressing Practical Needs of the Elderly (Homer Papadopoulos)
Only two months to go until the QS Europe 2013 Conference in Amsterdam! So we thought we’d release part of the program of awesome talks and sessions that will be given by QS community members. Check it out below, and please remember to register soon if you’d like to come – there are only 100 tickets left. Hope to see you there!
The four general themes of the conference will be:
- Self-measurement for Health
- Open Data
- Emotion, Relationships, and the Brain
Here are some of the sessions scheduled so far:
The Effects of Reintroducing Carbs into a Paleo Diet (Winslow Strong)
Hypertension Experiments (Candide Kemmler)
Tracking My Happiness (Stephen Rogers)
Visualizing Physiological Data from Social Situations (Rain Ashford)
Optimizing my Parkinson’s Medication (Sara Riggare)
Tracking All the Books I’ve Read (Rajiv Mehta)
Breath Tracking (Danielle Roberts)
EEG 101 (Martin Sona and Richard Ryan)
QS and Mental Health (Rutger Goekoop)
Privacy Laws and Norms (Heather Patterson)
A Quantified Self Scientific Journal? (Daniel Gartenberg)
QS APIs (Eric Jain)
Tools and Methods for 24/7 Tracking (Randy Sargent)
Dream Tracking (Luca Mascaro)
Quentiq for Behavior Change (Yago Veith)
Health Self-Management (Marco Altini)
In the Flow app (Giorgio Baresi)
BodyTrack and Fluxtream: Open Source Tools for Health (Anne Wright)
Quantified Self Europe 2013 is our fourth conference for users and tool makers interested in self-tracking systems, and our second time in Amsterdam.
It will be another “working meeting” for the QS community (70 groups worldwide now), where we will gather, inspire, and learn from each other as we share and collaborate on self-tracking projects. This year we’re welcoming 350 attendees.
If you are an advanced user, designer, tech inventor, entrepreneur, journalist, scientist, or health professional, please join us for a weekend of collaboration and inspiration! Like last year, we will have some scholarship registrations available for people if registration price is a barrier. If you either need financial assistance or would like to sponsor a scholarship for a grateful self-tracker to attend the conference, write to me here. You can register here.
As always, any attendee is welcome to apply to present their self-tracking story or lead a breakout session. Send in your proposed topic to me here. We will be announcing speakers and topics in the coming weeks, and we look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!
Ulrich Atz was curious about measuring his stress levels. He chose three methods to do this: experience sampling, day reconstruction method, and heart rate. In the video below, he helpfully describes how he went about designing his experiment, how the different methods work and the challenges of each one, and what he learned. He was surprised to discover which method worked best! (Filmed at the QS Europe conference in Amsterdam.)
Kiel Gilleade researches physiological computing. He streams his heart rate data to Twitter, live, 24 hours a day. Over the course of a year, he learned how his heart rate responded to different events, dietary intake, and changes in routine. He was also surprised to learn that he didn’t get up until 8 am! His friends and colleagues can check in on how he’s feeling by looking at his data, but context is very important to record and display for a complete understanding. In the video below, Kiel shows his entire year of data in one beautiful, final slide. (Filmed at the QS Europe conference in Amsterdam.)
Hind Hobeika is a swimmer and an engineer from Beirut. She wanted to monitor her heart rate while she was swimming, so she built goggles that sense and display her heart rate in real time. It’s called the Butterfleye Project. In this great talk below, she describes how she designed and assembled the goggles, the challenges she faced, and future prospects for the project.
We’re excited to announce that the videos from the Quantified Self Europe conference in Amsterdam are starting to come online! I’ll be posting them individually here on the blog, but if you can’t wait for that, you can find some of them here on Vimeo.
Also, QS Amsterdam member Kees Plattel put together this beautiful video impression of the conference, to give you a flavor of what it was like, or to remind you of your experience there. Enjoy, and see you at the next conference (to be announced soon!)
An excited, sold-out crowd is gathered in Amsterdam today for our first Quantified Self Europe conference. You can follow along on Twitter with the hashtags #qs2011 and #qseurope.
To give a bit of background for our Dutch readers, here is a video of Martijn Aslander, one of the QS Europe organizers, at a recent talk he gave about Quantified Self.
It’s an exciting day, brought to you by a team of dedicated QS’ers. We are hereby announcing the first Quantified Self Europe Conference, to be held November 26-27, 2011, in Amsterdam.
Our first conference this past May in Mountain View was a success by however you’d like to measure it – people said it was transformative (“best conference ever!”), new collaborations were launched, it sold out and paid for itself, and we had a great time putting it on. So we’re doing it again, in Europe, to allow QS enthusiasts from different parts of the world to join in, and to explore some fun new topics.
This is a hands-on, collaborative conference for users and tool makers interested in self-tracking. It will be a “working meeting” for the QS community, where we will gather, inspire, and learn from each other as we share and collaborate on self-tracking projects. We will also explore the potential effects of self-tracking on ourselves and society.
QS founder Gary Wolf will be speaking, and all attendees are welcome to present their projects! We already have people coming who are working on:
- wearable sensors
- open source ECG monitors
- “collecting silence”
- designing patient-facing clinical information
- mobile psychological sampling
- life hacking
- mood/location mashups
The first block of tickets is €75, and we only have 250 spots for this conference, so please register early to make sure you get a spot. We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!
I’d also like to send out a giant thank you to our lead sponsor, Philips, who is making this possible, as well as Basis, HealthTap, CureTogether, and more sponsors to be announced soon! Your generous support of QS is greatly appreciated by our community.