[Pdx-pm] meeting tonight -- VoteFair ranking: Math-based voting power for the 99%
Seven till Seven
enobacon at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 00:02:49 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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