Quantified Self Fresno is a night of self-tracking presentations, sharing lessons learned and the exhibition of quantified self tools.
We empower discoveries about ourselves and our community that are grounded in accurate observation and enlivened by a spirit of friendship.
The term “Quantified Self" was coined in 2007 by WIRED editors Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly, who organized a meetup of 30 people. Today, the group has grown to include more than 20,000 members in 188 cities.
The rise of the quantified self movement means we're all living by numbers. In the past, industries harped on understanding consumers and measuring their behavior -- today, consumers themselves are tracking and generating enormous amounts of data with Fitbits, smart phones, and other tracking tech.
What is Quantified Self (video)?
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm SOCIAL HOUR AND WORKSHOP
Think: “science fair” for adults + Bulletproof® Coffee.
If you are making something useful for self-trackers – software, hardware, web services, or data standards – you are welcome to informally demo during the social hour. We will have tables and power strips where you can plug in a laptop, but paper is good too.
Please let us know (on Facebook) in advance if you want to participate.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm QS SHOW & TELL TALKS
We reserve the presentation slots for personal self-tracking stories. We would love to hear your story. Please fill out our presenter form.
Talks should answer the three prime questions:
1) What did you do?
2) How did you do it?
3) What did you learn?
The 7.5 minute presentation will be followed by a second 7.5 minutes of Q&A.
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm MORE SOCIAL TIME
Talk to the speakers, chat with new and old friends, ask other people what they're tracking, and generally hang out and have a great time.
CONNECT WITH US ONLINE
Meetup - Quantified Self Fresno Meetup
Facebook - Quantified Self Fresno Facebook
SPONSORS: OUR THANKS!
We also extend our deepest gratitude to our sponsors.
Venue: Bitwise Industries
QS Fresno members have free access to this awesome tool for analyzing your quantified-self data. Please email itomcotter at gmail dot com for login.
Host: Tom Cotter
Thank you to Quantified Self Labs global partners— Intel, Autodesk and Scanadu—who support the QS movement expansion around the world.
We use donations to pay for awesome, healthy refreshments, along with admin costs. Suggested amount is $5. You may contribute by clicking "Chip In" when you RSVP on Meeetup or with cash at the refreshment table at the meeting. If we have money left over, we use it for the next meeting.
Thank you and see you there!