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Personal Life API


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Learn how to expose all your quantified self data via a simple Life API. Use that data for tasks ranging from making real-time decisions to long term planning.

The presentation/workshop is composed of the following three phases.

Phase 1: Use techniques from Personal Productivity experts to identify what data is important to quantify.

Phase 2: Create a template for helping us determine what tools, services and devices will automate (mostly) our data collection.

Phase 3: Combine and expose our data behind a Life API. We will design the API using and implement it using Python/Flask. At this point we will explore how we can use this API and put our data to work.

To focus and make sure you all walk away with a tangible result within our allotted time, we will limit our scope to the area of health.

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Personal Life API

  1. 1. Quantify Thyself, then Go Forth & Conquer with a Personal Life API Elmer Thomas Hacker in Residence @thinkingserious
  2. 2. If you had access to all the data the NSA has collected about you via API, what would you build?
  3. 3. Our goal is to liberate, normalize, analyze and execute on YOUR data
  4. 4. The Personal API gives you a uniform interface to YOUR data
  5. 5. Determine what data to quantify Choose how we will quantify Build the API Innovate on top of the API with apps
  6. 6. Step 1 Determine what data to quantify
  7. 7. Define the areas of your life you want to improve
  8. 8. For each area, define S.M.A.R.T. goals
  9. 9. Step 2 Choose how we will quantify the data we need
  10. 10. Use our S.M.A.R.T. goal to identify the data
  11. 11. How do we access and store the data?
  12. 12. Step 3 Build the API
  13. 13. /v1.0/health/goal /v1.0/health/weight /v1.0/health/calories /v1.0/health/sleep /v1.0/health/stress
  14. 14. Create a prototype using
  15. 15. Build the API using Python/Flask
  16. 16. What will you do with the data? Apps!
  17. 17. Determined what data to quantify Chose how we will quantify Built the API Innovated on top of the API with apps
  18. 18. “If you can not measure it, you can not improve it” - Lord Kelvin
  19. 19. @thinkingserious aka Lord Elmer
  20. 20. Let’s go further