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Sue Lueder: Solving a Food Allergy Mystery

October 28, 2014

Sue Lueder contracted mysterious ongoing stomach ailment after a vacation to Spain that her physician dismissed as heartburn. To find the true root of the cause, she began to track her symptoms and diet. In this talk, presented at our 2013 Global Conference, Sue describes how she used the data to make sense her illness.

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Steve Zadig: Life in the Fast Lane

October 6, 2014

Steve Zadig is the COO of Vital Connect, but when he’s not busy with his job he’s out racing high performance vehicles. In this talk, presented at our 2013 Global Conference, Steve explains how he uses data to help him achieve his racing goals. What did Steve do? Steve wanted to get more information about…

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Rob Shields on Logging Over 285,000 Photos

May 19, 2014

Rob Shields has been wearing a phone around his neck since 2012 in order to take one photo per minute. This persistent lifelogging has come with some technological and social hurdles. At the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference, Rob explained some of the issues he’s been running into as he nears 300,000 photos. He also…

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David El Achkar on Tracking Time

December 6, 2013

When David El Achkar made a big change in his life, transitioning out of his consultant role, he started wondering how the lack of daily structure would affect how he spent his time. He decided to tackle this question and start tracking his activities. In the video that follows David explains how he accomplishes this…

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Robby Macdonell on Tracking 8,000 Screen Hours

November 25, 2013

Productivity tracking is nothing new. People have been keeping checklists and marking off to do’s for ages. But what about all the little stuff that gets thrown in during the day? For the last six years Robby Macdonnell has been tracking his productivity and how he spends his time on his various computers (home and work)…

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Aaron Parecki on Low Friction Personal Data Collection

November 13, 2013

Even in a world of connected devices, wearable technology, and near ubiquitous data connections self-tracking and personal data collection can be difficult endeavor. Aaron Parecki has been tracking various aspects of this life for years – specifically location, weight, and sleep. We’ve covered some of Aaron’s work and his amazing geolocation visualizations here before and…

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Kitty Ireland: Grandma was a Lifelogger

November 8, 2013

Decades before apps, GPS, and even personal computing, people kept track of their lives by writing things down. Kitty Ireland’s grandmother was one of these people. When Kitty stumbled upon her grandmother’s diaries and started to explore the daily entries, she was struck by similarities with her own life and habits. Kitty is a modern-day…

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The 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference – Program

October 8, 2013

  This Thursday we kick off our fifth Quantified Self Conference. We’ve come a long way since our first conference in 2011 and we can’t wait to open the doors and welcome everyone to a wonderful event. We’ll be hosting over 400 self-trackers, toolmakers, researchers, and other members of our growing QS community. We’ve planned…