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Meetups This Week

We have a great set of meet ups this week. If you are in the area for any of them, be sure not to miss it! To go 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 (August 26)
Houston, Texas
The Houston group will be taking a break from the heat to talk self-tracking.

Los Angeles, California
Looks like it will be another full lineup for the group in Southern California.

Wednesday (August 27)
Auckland, New Zealand
With a guest speaker and a round of Show&Tells, this should be a great meetup to attend.

Thursday (August 28)
Chicago, Illinois
This should be a fun meetup with the telling of two accelerometer adventures and a Kickstarter story.

Saturday (August 30)
Indianopolis, Indiana
This great event will feature stories from fasting self-experiments.

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Meetups this Week

All over the world, people like you are getting together and talking about what they are learning from their personal data. This upcoming week, there are three such events. To go 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 (August 19)
QSXX Boston, Massachusetts

Another event from our great QS women’s group in Boston.

Wednesday (August 20)
Dallas/Fort-Worth, Texas

Check out a wonderful group of trackers in the North Texas area.

Thursday (August 21)
Portland, Oregon

This is a working meeting for people to make progress on their self-tracking projects amongst peers.

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QS Meetups This Week

There is one QS Meetup this week. Check the full list of the over 100 QS meetup groups in the right sidebar to find the next upcoming meet up near you. If you don’t see one near you, start your own!

Tuesday (August 12)

East Lansing, Michigan
Should be a great discussion in Michigan. If you are in the area, you should check it out!

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This Week’s QS Meetups

This week there are five QS meetups planned all over the world. Follow the links below to learn more. You can also find 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 (August 4)

Oxford, United Kingdom

This show&tell has two talks on their agenda, one of which will be on the hardware used for self-tracking.

QSXX – New York, New York

The NY women’s group will build on topics brought up in its last meeting with a discussion on hormones and the endocrine system.

Bogotá, Colombia

This meetup’s discussion will be on learning from your genomic data.

Tuesday (August 5)

QSXX – San Francisco, California

The Bay Area’s women’s group will have their sixth show&tell. This meetup will make time for updates on in-progress projects, as well as, completed projects

Wednesday (August 6)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The great folks in Pittsburgh are putting on their 22nd show&tell. One of the planned talks will be on heart rate variability.

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This Week's QS Meetups

This week there are nine QS meet ups planned all over the world. Follow the links below to learn more. You can also find the full list of the over 100 QS meet ups in the right sidebar. Don’t see one near you? Why not start your own!

 Monday (July 28th)

Bay Area, California
The original QS Meetup is hosting our 34th show&tell at the California College of the Art. Planned talks include topics such as stress tracking, Parkinson’s Disease, lifelogging, and diabetes.

Tuesday (July 29th)

Portland, Oregon
July’s theme for the Portland QS meetup is “Analyzing Your Data.” Join fellow self-trackers and a few guest from the Portland Data Science meetup group to talk about how you make sense of your data.

Phoenix, Arizona
Join a great group of QS enthusiasts while they get out of heat and discuss their latest self-tracking experiences.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Organizer, Ian Forrester, has put together another great meetup at the Manchester TechHub. If you’re in the area make sure to check it out!

Wednesday (July 30th)

Dallas/Fort-Worth, Texas
Checkout a wonderful group of trackers in the North Texas area.

Denver/Boulder, Colorado
Looks like a nice group is getting together for the revitalized Denver/Boulder QS meetup group. Can’t wait to see what they discuss!

Thursday (July 31st)

London, United Kingdom
The London QS meetup group continues in it’s strong tradition of hosting a larger group of self-trackers and technologists. There are always a great group of speakers sharing their experience and we’re excited to see and their show&tell videos soon.

Melbourne, Australia
Our friends over in Australia are putting together their 12th meetup and have a few speakers on the program. Near Melbourne? Consider joining!

Sunday (August 3rd)

Lincoln, Nebraska
A nice low-key meetup for the group in Lincoln. Looks like they’re going to focus on metabolism and hormone tracking for this meetup.

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This Week’s QS Meetups

This week there are six QS meet ups planned all over the world. Follow the links below to learn more. You can also find the full list of the over 100 QS meet ups in the right sidebar. Don’t see one near you? Why not start your own!

Monday (7/21/14)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Looks like QS Rio has three great show&tell talks on tap for their meetup!

Tuesday (7/23/14)

St. Louis, Missouri
The St. Louis QS meetup group is trying something new. They’ll be screening a selection of QS show&tell talks from our vast video collection (over 700!).

Los Angeles, California
Join QS LA members for an informal “Happy Hour” to talk about QS, new tools, and interesting projects you’re working on.

Wednesday (7/23/14)

Austin, Texas
Austin QS meetup organizers, Mark and Laurie Frick are inviting the community to join them for evening of socializing and story sharing. They’ll also have a featured interview with Peter Zandan, “a Big-Data guru, investor and advisor to the Quantified-Self community. He’s noted for finding surprises in the data, and will curious to hear his take on self-tracking.” Sound like fun!

Thursday (7/24/14)

Berlin, Germany
Our friends at the Berlin QS Meetup are having their 7th show&tell Thursday evening. From the description it sounds like a fascinating talk on sleep tracking is on the agenda.

Saturday (7/26/14)

Indianapolis, Indiana 
Join the QS Indianapolis meetup group as they discuss experiences using the the popular productivity and computer use tracker, RescueTime.

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This Week's QS Meetups

If you’re interested in learning more about Quantified Self, meeting new and interesting people, and being inspired by unique self-tracking projects we invite you attend a local QS meetup in your area. This week there are nine QS meet ups planned all over the world. Follow the links below to learn more. You can also find the full list of the over 100 QS meet ups in the right sidebar. Don’t see one near you? Why not start your own!

Tuesday (7/15/14)
Southern Oregon Quantified Self  (Ashland, OR)

Auckland QS Show&Tell #6

Malta QS Show&Tell #2

Wednesday (7/16/14)
Dallas/Fort-Worth QS Meetup

Cincinnati QS Hangout #1

Triangle QS Meetup (Raleigh, NC)

Washington DC QS Meetup

Thursday (7/17/14)
Silicon Valley QS Meetup #12 (Mountain View, CA)

Melbourne QS Show&Tell #6

 

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The Quantified Self Community

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Photo of QS Conference by Apneet Jolly

If you’ve been reading our posts for a while you’ve most likely noticed that we typically reference the Quantified Self community. If you’re not familiar with our structure and how to get involved you might be asking yourself, ”How do I get involved with the QS community?”

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Beijing Quantified Self?

I recently had lunch with Richard Sprague, an engineer at Microsoft Beijing. He raised the possibility of starting a Quantified Self Meetup group in Beijing. The meetings could be held in one of Microsoft’s two brand new buildings, which are in the exact center of Zhongguancun. If you might attend, please let me know (e.g., by commenting on this post).

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First QS Masters Thesis: How Do the Meetup Groups Work and How Can QS Improve?

I’d like to present to everyone in the QS community the results from my research. I’ve spent almost a whole year now, conducting research for a masters degree in applied anthropology at San Jose State University. For the last six months or so, my research has focused on the QS meetup groups. In my MA program, we are encouraged to conduct a research project where we apply ethnographic methods to produce research that is useful in some way.

For my research, I teamed up with QS and designed a project with the help of Gary Wolf on the meetup groups. New groups are springing up all over the place, and Gary was interested in finding out more about what goes on in some of the groups, and some of the barriers and challenges for organizing. I conducted an ethnographic assessment to basically survey the “landscape” of the meetups. You can read more about it here in the report! (PDF)


Everyone in the QS community I connected with was so helpful and encouraging during the research process. I didn’t get a chance to put acknowledgements in the report, so I’d like to make a few right here.

First I’d like to thank Gary Wolf for coming up with the idea for a research project. I’d also like to thank everyone that I interviewed or talked to during the research process, especially John Amschler and Chloe Fan (for submitting to both rounds of interviews) and Scott Orn and Bo Adler (for being especially supportive). A very special thanks goes out to Alexandra Carmichael. Without her help and assistance with so many things, I don’t think this research would have been possible.

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