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Shannon Conners: A Lifetime of Personal Data

May 24, 2016

The emergence of self-tracking tools that came with the advent of the smartphone was a boon for people like Shannon Conners, who have long been recording their personal data with pen and paper. Her lifelong collection of personal data has lead to the creation of insightful visualizations.

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Akhsar Kharebov: A Smart Scale for Healthy Weight Loss

April 20, 2016

Like many, Akhsar Kharebov found healthy weight loss to be an emotionally difficult process, but the Withings smart scale led to a breakthrough for him. In this talk he discusses how data helped him gain the self control to overcome temptations.

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QS15 Conference Preview: Julie Price on Long-term Weight Tracking

February 24, 2015

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

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Julie Price: 30lbs of Family Visits, Races, and Games

December 17, 2014

Julie Price has been tracking her weight consistently for the last four years. Like many of us, she found that her weight goes up and down depending on various life events. In this talk, presented at the Bay Area QS meetup group, Julie discussed what she’s learned about her weight and what correlates with weight…

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David Joerg: Building My Personal Operating System

December 10, 2014

David Joerg is a software developer in New York City and had some interest in personal data. Inspired by attending his first QS meetup in late 2013, he decided to take a deeper dive into the data he was collecting, add some new systems, and see if he could build something to help him better…

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Nan Shellabarger: 26 Years of Weight Tracking

November 26, 2014

“When I look at this, this is the story of my life in these years.” Nan Shellabarger has been tracking her weight for 26 years, including almost daily tracking since 1998. In the talk embedded below, presented at the Washington DC QS meetup group, Nan describes her experience with diving deep into how she’s making…

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Shawn Dimantha: My Face, My Health

October 20, 2014

Shawn Dimantha is always looking for easier ways to track his health. He uses a variety of self-tracking tools, but a few months ago he became interested in exploring what he could do given his engineering and health IT background. He was inspired by immersion, an MIT-developed email analysis tool, which helped him understand who…

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Kouris Kalligas: Analyzing My Weight and Sleep

September 15, 2014

Like anyone who has ever been bombarded with magazine headlines in a grocery store checkout line, Kouris Kalligas had a few assumptions about how to reduce his weight and improve his sleep. But data from his wireless scale, diet tracking application, activity tracking devices, and sleep app revealed surprising results.

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Jan Szelagiewicz: Losing 40 kg with Self-Tracking

August 27, 2014

On July 4th, 2009 Jan Szelagiewicz decided to make a change in his life. After taking stock of his personal health and his family history with heart disease he began a weight-loss journey that included a variety of self-tracking tools. Over the course of a few years Jan tracked his diet, activities such as cycling,…

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Mark Leavitt: Whipping up My Willpower

August 22, 2014

When we decide to track one thing, we sometimes find that we are indirectly tracking something else.  That is the theme of today’s talk. When Mark Leavitt was 57, he found out that he had heart disease, a condition that runs in his family. Mark set about making some life changes. He tracked his weight…

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Katrina Rodzon on Celiac Discovery

February 6, 2014

Katrina Rodzon thought she was a relatively healthy person until she realized that seemingly disconnected symptoms pointed towards something real, a gluten intolerance. She took this hunch and decided to test it out using a simple elimination diet along with tracking her weight and subjective bloating and mood ratings. Watch her great talk from our…

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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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QS Gallery: Mette Dyhrberg

November 4, 2013

This great QS visualization comes to us from Mette Dyhrberg, a member of our QS New York community. I gained a lot of insights from this heat map. The most obvious weight gain was no surprise — that’s when I periodically don’t track. In any case, the big picture patterns are easily identified with a…

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Mark Leavitt on Tracking and Hacking Sitting

July 2, 2013

There is nothing quite like having to unexpectedly deal with your own mortality. Mark Leavitt experienced that “wake up call” when he spent Thanksgiving in 2007 at a cardiac cath lab. While he didn’t have a heart attack, he left with 3 stints and new outlook. He decided to take a hard look at his “comfortable life”…

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Jae Osenbach: Having My Chocolate and Eating It Too

March 10, 2013

Jae Osenbach LOVES chocolate. Unfortunately, her body does too. She decided to go on a calorie-restricted diet of 1200 calories a day for 6 weeks and track her weight loss. In the lively video below, Jae talks about her experiments with nuts vs. no nuts and chocolate vs. no chocolate, and her surprising T-test results….

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Amelia Greenhall on Using Moving Averages for Maintenance

February 25, 2013

We’ve posted some great talks by Amelia Greenhall here on the blog and we’re excited to bring you another insightful presentation. Last year Amelia gave a wonderful talk about her weight loss journey and the power of using running averages. In this updated talk Amelia gives a more in-depth look about how using a 10-day moving…