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Five Fifths Voter, an Open Source Project for Racial Justice

February 16, 2021 12:00 pm EST

🌹Join this workshop to discover Five Fifths Voter, a cognitive solution designed to determine optimal voting strategies for each individual voter while limiting the impact of previous suppression issues. Using Google and Twitter APIs, Python, Java Script, and Watson Tone Analyzer and NLU, this team is working to address voter suppression and provide quick access to information. 

In this online meetup, developers will learn about some of the Open source technology that was used by the technical team at Five Fifths Voter, as well as some of the IBM software that was integrated into the tool. 

Open Source Technology: Vue JS, Express JS, Python, Carbon
IBM Technology: Watson Tone Analyzer, Watson Natural Language Understanding (NLU)
Datasets: Civic Information API, Maps API, Twitter API, civic engagement tools, The Voting Information Project, Vote 411 Election Information

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👩‍💻Introduction to Open source technology for web/mobile development – what it means to build an open source solution;

🧭 Introduction to the Five Fifths Voter solution, created with the help of open-source technology

This solution focuses on addressing the key areas of voter suppression such as:

  • Voter Registration & Restrictions
  • Voter ID Laws
  • Voter Purging
  • Felony Disenfranchisement
  • Gerrymandering

The Five Fifths Voter solution starter is provided as a web-based application that’s hosted on IBM Cloud and is available for both desktop and mobile browsers

👋🏻 Who should attend?
This IBM Developer event is open to everyone. We encourage all to join the conversation. When we have empathy for others, we can build amazing things that benefit everyone.