Quantifying your Fitness

Kirsten Jones (3Scale)
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
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(3.50, 6 ratings)

The Quantified Self: using measurable statistics to track things about your life. One of the best uses of this is in fitness, where several devices and applications are available to track your steps or activity. Most people are aware of these devices, but did you know many of these services offer REST APIs? Using these APIs, you can collect and combine the information in order to create tools that work for your own goals, or applications for encouraging you to stay on track.

I will talk about the following products, providing code samples to demonstrate how to use them to collect information (and demonstrating how to combine the information)
  • Fitbit
  • RunKeeper
  • Withings
  • BodyMedia
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Kirsten Jones

3Scale

Kirsten Jones is an unapologetic hacker and passionate advocate for the development community. Her technical interests range from graph databases to cloud services, and her experience supporting and evangelizing REST APIs has given her a unique perspective on developer success. In her copious free time she’s a gamer, fantasy reader, and all around rabble-rouser. Code samples, recipes, and philosophical musings can be found on her blog, Princess Polymath.

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07/31/2013 8:22am PDT

I’m having some trouble getting the slides to upload but they are on slideshare:

http://www.slideshare.net/synedra/quantifying-fitness

I’m writing up a summary on my blog which should be done in the next couple of days, and will add that link.

If you liked my talk please rate it before heading to slideshare :-)

Kj

07/30/2013 10:43pm PDT

I’d like to the slides too. Thanks!

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07/26/2013 11:17am PDT

Hi there! Will you be posting the slides to this? Thanks!

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