We’re organising a Polis Hack Night at Newspeak House on Tuesday 19th of April, at 7pm.
Polis is one of the most exciting thing in digital democracy. It’s an open source tool for gathering, analyzing and understanding in real time what large groups of people think in their own words.
The plan for this event:
Let’s meet and try to improve it. Fix a bug or implement a small feature!
Here’s is the Polis repository: github.com/compdemocracy/polis. There are currently 255 issues open. It would be a good idea to scan through these before coming to the event to see if you can find something more specific to work on.
- We are not familiar with the polis source code! We’ll be figuring it out as we go along with you.
- We’ll provide snacks and drinks!
- Attendees are expected to come with their own laptops. We’ll provide AC electricity.
If you’re interested in contributing but not able to attend, we will also be online in our Discord at #polis-hack-night channel.
Selection of issues from GitHub
Even though we’re unfamiliar with the polis repository, after a little bit of research we have learned:
The whole polis service is composed of:
- server/, written in Node.js, is the main server app
- math/, written in Clojure, is the statistical analysis part
- client-report/, written in Node.js, is the code for detailed analytics reports
Hope to see you there!