Quantifying your Fitness

Kirsten Hunter (Akamai)
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151 Level: Intermediate
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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 Hunter


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

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Kirsten Hunter
07/31/2013 1:22am PDT

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


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 :-)


Eric Pierce
07/30/2013 3:43pm PDT

I’d like to the slides too. Thanks!

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Jon Guidry
07/26/2013 4:17am PDT

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


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