Tag: Data-Commons


Dear White House: The Personal Data Challenge

July 20, 2010

Earlier this summer Alexandra Carmichael, who is the founder of CureTogether as well as our director here at the Quantified Self, was in Washington for a meeting in President Obama’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). When Alex came back she posted a report about her meeting here on the blog, and invited us…


What Should We Tell the White House?

June 7, 2010

I’d love your feedback on this question. Last Friday morning, I met with Aman Bhandari in President Obama’s Chief Technology Office. It was an intense 45 minutes! Aman is coordinating the Community Health Data Initiative, which involves taking the datasets that HHS has recently released to the public, incorporating other datasets through partnerships, and inspiring…


Mike Kirkwood on Open Standards for Personal Data

March 2, 2010

At the last Bay Area QS Show&Tell, Mike Kirkwood of Polka gave a terrific status update about Open Mobile Health Exchange (OMHE), a microsyntax for people and machines. [The] goal is to have a microsyntax that allows applications and devices and share streams of information…. Multiple things can come into one person’s stream,and we will…


“Factual” builds a data commons

December 2, 2009

QS folks who have been interested in and contributing to the creation of a new data commons: you may want to check out Factual. Factual is a Los Angeles startup whose goal is to host any kind of quantitative data in a convenient, open, and mashable architecture. It was created by Gil Elbaz, and launched…