[Pdx-pm] meeting tonight -- VoteFair ranking: Math-based voting power for the 99%

Kevin clone206 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 16:59:30 PST 2012

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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