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|[PLUG] [plug-announce] Wed Oct 2 - PLUG Central - "Vote::Count: a Library for Counting Votes" by John Karr (7pm at USP)|
------------------ PLEASE NOTE ------------------ If the doors to Griffith Hall are locked, USP security will let you into the building if you call them. Please see below in this message for full instructions. ------------------------------------------------- PLUG Central will be meeting on Wednesday, October 2 at USP in Philadelphia, beginning at 7pm. Directions to the meeting location at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia can be found at the end of this email. This month, PLUG welcomes back John Karr. John will be giving a talk entitled "Vote::Count: a Library for Counting Votes". Vote::Count Counting Better Voting Methods. The Ancient Greeks used Pebbles to count Ballots, today we use computers to count ballots, but the method of counting them is the same, and throwing Pebbles into Urns is more secure than many of our voting machines. Vote For One, Most Votes Wins only works well when there are only two choices. With Ranked Ballots Voters can express a list of preferences. Vote::Count is a Perl library for tabulating Election Results with Ranked and Range Ballots. The meeting will be held at our usual location: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) Griffith Hall (Room "C" or "A", look for the signs) 600 South 43rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495 USP is located in University City. Driving directions are available at http://www.phillylinux.org/locations/usp.html, or http://www.usip.edu/directions, both of which have an aerial view of the campus buildings. USP is also easily accessible by public transportation. For those attending PLUG Central, if you arrive and the doors are locked you can call UCS's public safety number at 215.895.1117 and they will radio personnel in the guard booth or someone else to unlock the door. If you are asked who is sponsoring the meeting you can say "Zhiwei Liu" in the Chemistry department. There will be an open Question & Answer session at 7PM, prior to the main presentation at 8PM. This is an open meeting; all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Usually, a number of members get together after the meeting at a nearby restaurant for food and perhaps a beer or two. Come join the camaraderie!
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