[Pdx-pm] Meeting next Thursday -- VoteFair ranking: Math-based voting power for the 99%

Seven till Seven enobacon at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 00:13:59 PST 2012

  Thu. March 8th, 6:53pm at FreeGeek - 1731 SE 10th Ave. 

 Presenter: Richard Fobes

 The new CPAN module named Voting::VoteFairRanking yields higher levels 
of voting fairness. You do voting when you click on Google results, and 
you use voting results when you view the star rating of an Amazon 

 Now learn how voting really works, how it is usually miscalculated – 
intentionally in the case of elections – and how it can be done to 
fully extract the wisdom in a group. Learn the math behind the puppet 
strings that connect politicians (of both parties) to the biggest 
campaign contributors. (Partial spoiler: The biggest unfairness is 
hidden in primary elections.) Also learn the math that eventually will 
cut those puppet strings. Along the way you will learn that there are 
different kinds of popularity.

 As usual, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab.


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