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Tracking My Personal Reliability

Daniel Reeves

Daniel Reeves has made it a strict personal rule that every time he utters a statement starting with "I will" to someone, no matter how casually, he logs the commitment, with a due date, and keeps track of when he follows through.

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Quantifying My Phd: Pomodoros And Productivity

Maggie Delano

How much work does it take to get a PhD? How do marathon work sessions affect future productivity? Maggie Delano will answer these questions and more using data from tracking over 5000 pomodoros over the course of earning her PhD.

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Bethany Soule on Beeminding Beeminder

Ernesto Ramirez

In this short talk Bethany Soule, founder of Beeminder, a goal setting and commitment tool, describes what happened when they started using it to "mind" the development of the service itself. .

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Beeminder Scholar at QS18

Erica Tanamachi

As we gear up for QS18, we understand that the cost of a conference ticket can be challenging for scholars. So, for students who really want to attend, but don't have the cash--this post is for you. Our good friends and QS18 Exhibitor, Beeminder, wants to offer five lucky students a chance to attend the conference for free.

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Toolmaker Talk: Bethany Soule & Daniel Reeves (Beeminder)

Rajiv Mehta

This is the fifth post in the “Toolmaker Talks” series. The QS blog features intrepid self-quantifiers and their stories: what did they do? how did they do it? and what have they learned? In Toolmaker Talks we hear from QS enablers, those observing this QS activity and developing self-quantifying tools: what needs have they observed? what tools have they developed in response? and what have they learned from users’ experiences? Bethany Soule and Daniel Reeves have presented at New York City QS meet ups (here and here) on a couple ideas that came together and turned into Beeminder, which they co-founded in 2010. Through much personal experimentation they've developed unique ideas on how best to visualize your progress towards a goal and how to set just the right amount of monetary incentives.

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QS PDX Recap (October 30, 2012)

Steven Jonas

This guest post comes to us from one of our wonderful QS Meetup organizers, Steven Jonas. If you're a Meetup Organizer and want to post a recap of your meetup just let us know! Quantified Self Portland Show & Tell Meetup Recap - October 30, 2012 Puppet Labs opened up their space and generously hosted our October Meetup. We had some amazing talks and discussion.

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Bethany Soule: Extreme Productivity

Steven Jonas

"That's insane! I want to try it. " Bethany Soule is the co-found of Beeminder, a commitment tool which she characterizes as "goal-tracking with teeth. " Her and Daniel Reeves, the other founder, have spoken on how they tracked the development of the tool and integrating it with other QS tools.

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Daniel Reeves on Frictionless Tracking with Beeminder

Gary Wolf

It's  been an honor to have Beeminder founders Daniel Reeves and Bethany Soule participating in Quantified Self meetings, giving us a chance to watch the evolution of their very useful tool for setting and achieving personal goals. These days they are working on the forefront of device and service integration. In this talk Daniel gives a brief explanation of how to bring data into Beeminder with minimal hassle.

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Welcome to our QS15 Friends of QS

Ernesto Ramirez

In the lead up to every QS Conference we've put on there is always interest from pioneering people, organizations, and companies who are looking for ways to get involved. In 2013 we created our "Friends of QS" program as a lightweight way to get involved with the QS community at our events. We're so happy to welcome back a few old friends and include a great group of new friends at our upcoming QS15 Conference & Expo.