Hi everyone! I'm really excited to announce the first San Francisco Quantified Self Meetup on Wednesday, August 29th.
The meetup will start with a short talk by Kevin Kelly, one of the founders of Quantified Self. Afterwards, we'll have an hour of Show & Tell talks followed by some time for developers and founders to demo their tools to the SF QS community. I'm experimenting with charging $5 admission - this'll help pay for snacks and drinks and also hopefully help limit no-shows. However, if you're a student or can't pay for any decent reason, just shoot me an email.
I'd love some help with setup and cleanup - if anyone would like to volunteer, please email me at [sina dot khanifar at gmail dot com].
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Social hour
Come meet and chat with other San Francisco self-trackers.
7:30pm - 7:45pm - Kevin Kelly, QS Co-Founder
Kevin was one of the original founders of Wired Magazine and helped found Quantified Self along with Gary Wolf. He's very kindly agreed to give a short talk introducing Quantified Self for our first meetup.
7:45pm - 8:45pm - Show & Tell
If you'd like to talk about your personal self-tracking story, please let us know in your RSVP so we can discuss your topic and how much time you'll need. In your talk, you should answer the three prime questions: What did you do? How did you do it? What did you learn?
If you've never been to a meetup before, you can get a sense of what the talks are like from watching videos of previous QS talks.
8:45pm - 9:15pm - App, Gadget, & Tool Demos
During the last half an hour we'll have a few demos from developers of products, tools, and apps that they've developed for self-tracking purposes. If you're interested in demoing your product or tool, please let me know in your RSVP.
9:15pm - 10pm - More socializing!
Hang out and have a couple more beers and chat with other self-trackers.
Sponsor Quantified Self San Francisco:
I'd really like to be able to record talks so that we can share them with the wider community, but that means paying for professional video recording. I'd also love to host events at a larger event space in the future so we can get more people to attend. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring Quantified Self SF or offering your event space, please email me at [sina dot khanifar at gmail dot com].
Thanks, and I'm really looking forward to seeing you all!