[Pdx-pm] meeting tonight -- VoteFair ranking: Math-based voting power for the 99%
zak.zebrowski at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 20:50:21 PST 2012
I would be interested in the presentation too.
Zak (from DC).
On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM, Kevin <clone206 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Will there be a webcast?
> - Kevin W
> On Mar 8, 2012, at 12:02 AM, Seven till Seven wrote:
> > 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
> > product.
> > 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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