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QS15 Conference Preview: Valerie Lanard on Quitting TV

April 9, 2015

On June 18-20 we’ll be hosting the QS15 Conference & Activate Expo in San Francisco at the beautiful Fort Mason Center. This will be a very special year with two days of inspiring talks, demos, and discussion with your fellow self-trackers and toolmakers, plus a third day dedicated to the Activate Exposition. As we start to fill…

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Alice Pilgram: My Journey with Diabetes

April 1, 2015

In 2008 Alice Pilgram was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Faced with numerous life changes and having to now track multiple pieces of data, she started to feel overburdened. In this talk, presented at the Bay Area QS meetup group, she explains how a new simple tracking system helped her see the bigger picture.

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QS15 Conference Preview: Glen Lubbert on Tracking Alcohol Consumption

March 30, 2015

On June 18-20 we’ll be hosting the QS15 Conference & Expo in San Francisco at the beautiful Fort Mason Center. This will be a very special year with two days of inspiring talks, demos, and discussion with your fellow self-trackers and toolmakers, plus a third day dedicated to the Activate Exposition. As we start to fill out…

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QS15 Conference Preview: Bill Schuller's Quantified Talk

March 23, 2015

On June 18-20 we’ll be hosting the QS15 Conference & Expo in San Francisco at the beautiful Fort Mason Center. This will be a very special year with two days of inspiring talks, demos, and discussion with your fellow self-trackers and toolmakers, plus a third day dedicated to the Activate Exposition. As we start to fill out…

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Ulrich Atz: Tracking 120,000 Pushups Together

March 20, 2015

In 2013 Ulrich Atz completed a unique non-digital trackign experience. When the beginning of 2014 rolled around he was convinced by a friend to start an ambitious project to complete 10,000 pushups in one year. Using his interest in habits and self-tracking he built a simple system to bring his friends into the fold so…

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Greg Schwartz: Quantified Dating

December 8, 2014

Greg Schwartz has spent a lot of time thinking about his dating life. In this entertaining and interesting talk, presented at the Bay Area QS meetup group, Greg walked through a deep dive into the data he’s been able to collect about his dating interactions and online dating experience. This includes a thorough analysis of…

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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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Kevin Krejci: An Update on Tracking Parkinson's Disease

August 20, 2014

At our recent Bay Area QS meetup, Kevin Krejci presented a short update about the ongoing self-tracking and treatment projects he’s undergoing as part of living with Parkinson’s Disease. Back in January, Kevin first presented his tracking journey and how he’s using different tools to understand and improve his life. Watch his short talk below…

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Tidings: QS Washington DC Show&Tell

July 25, 2014

Today’s Tidings dispatch is from Daniel Gartenberg, co-organizer of the Washington DC meetup group. Read below to hear about their recent meetup. It sounds like a great time and we can’t wait to share the videos from these interesting talks. We had our biggest meetup yet at 1776 – a start-up hub located in the…

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Laurie Frick: Experiments in Self-tracking

July 24, 2014

As much as we talk about self-tracking being about health or fitness. . . I think it’s about identity. I think it’s about us. It’s about seeing something meaningful in who we are. Laurie Frick is a self-tracker and visual artist. It this unique combination that has led her down a path of learning about herself…

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Anne Wright: Breaking Free of the Tyranny of the Norm

July 22, 2014

We’ve heard from our friend, and Pittsburgh QS meetup co-organizer, Anne Wright, many times before. She’s a wonderful proponent of the power of self-tracking and using data, research, and continuous exploration to discover and learn about what is meaningful in your life. All of that passion stems from a personal experience with overcoming various health…

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Steven Dean: A Quantified Sense of Self

July 21, 2014

At our 2014 Quantified Self Europe Conference, as with all our events, we sourced all of our content from the attendees. During the lead up were delighted to have some amazing interactions with attendees Alberto Frigo and Danielle Roberts, both of whom have been engaged with long-term tracking projects. This theme of “Tracking Over Time”…

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Debbie Chaves: A Librarian in Numbers

July 14, 2014

Debbie Chaves is a science and research librarian at Wilfred Laurier University and was interested in understanding her job and the various demands placed on her time. Using methods she’d employed previously she set about tracking different aspects of her work. The data she gathered allowed her to advocate for new changes and policies within…

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Brian Crain on Optimizing Productivity

June 18, 2014

There are many people in the QS community who are fascinated by understanding productivity. We’ve featured many different talks that explore different methods for tracking and hopefully improving productivity. At the 2014 Quantified Self Europe Conference we were happy to continue this exploration with a show&tell talk by Brian Crain. Brian has been thinking about…

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Steve Dean: Washing My Eyelids

June 16, 2014

Steve Dean is the co-organizer of our New York City QS meetup group. He’s also an avid self-tracker, using different methods and tools to understand his life. About three years ago Steve started to experience inflammation along his eyelids. After seeing a dermatologist and being diagnosed with atopic dermatitis he was prescribed a treatment regiment….

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Kay Stoner on Tracking Headaches on Paper

June 11, 2014

Kay Stoner has a long history of battling chronic health issues, but what bothers her the most is her experience with frequent headaches. Kay has been tracking her headaches since 2007 after she had a hard time communicating with her healthcare providers. What followed were years of attempting different types of methods of tracking, including…