[Inpycon] Missed call based voting system

Arvi Krishnaswamy arvi at alumni.iastate.edu
Sat Sep 27 19:30:43 CEST 2014


I demoed the missed call voting system today as a lightning talk. About 70
people voted via missed calls (asked to choose between Federer, Nadal and
Djokovic), and I showed them the results via the system. Overall, I think
it seemed to be quite popular, gauging by the response and questions alter.

As outlined earlier, since the testing has gone well today, we will be
using this for informal voting at the end of the panel discussion.


On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM, Aravind Krishnaswamy <
arvi at alumni.iastate.edu> wrote:

> I could use some help testing the system.
> Give a call to one of these three numbers below. It will ring 3-4 times
> and then automatically hang up. You will not be charged for the call.
> Choice 1: 08030752691
> Choice 2: 08030752692
> Choice 3: 08030752693
> View results: http://suffrage.herokuapp.com/stream
> (Only last 4 digits of the phone number are displayed. You may have to
> reload to get the latest data).
> Let me know if your number isnt appearing, or if your choice isnt
> appearing correctly. I've got papertrail tracking the logs.
> Thanks in advance,
> -A
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM, Aravind Krishnaswamy <
> arvi at alumni.iastate.edu> wrote:
> I quickly whipped this missed call based voting app together today. I'm
> using Exotel's platform to fetch incoming missed call data, and then
> storing it in Parse. This gets pulled into a Multidict and tallied up for
> votes. It can handle 60+ missed calls per minute (limitation of free Parse
> plan), and doesnt require attendees to have data connectivity. Feedback can
> be collected at the end of every session.
> In any case, this is pretty raw and there's no way it will be production
> ready for use for the conference. But if it is stable enough, and runs well
> in trials earlier, it may be a candidate for informal voting only during
> the panel discussion. This would be just for audience entertainment
> purposes if we end up trying it out. If there is interest in this, we can
> consider whether it may be worth building this out further for next year's
> conference.
> https://github.com/arg0s/ungli
> If any of you would like to help out with this - let me know. By all
> means, fork away and send in a PR.
> Arvi
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