A Weekend at Vivatech: a Startup’s Point of View

On May 17 and 18, we went to Vivatech for the first time. This major event took place from 16 to 18 May at Paris Portes de Versailles. It brings together the technologies and innovations of tomorrow. Very excited but also a little impressed, we started Friday by exploring the room. And what we saw… Continue reading A Weekend at Vivatech: a Startup’s Point of View

The “preferendum”, a new way of voting?

With the latest protest movements, freedom of speech in democrocy is more important than ever. Emmanuel Macron, the French President, could put forward a referendum to French people before the European elections. The french organization “Mieux voter” suggests that this referendum could be replaced by the “preferendum”. But what is it? And how does that… Continue reading The “preferendum”, a new way of voting?

Eurovision, how to choose the winner?

The Obsession for Competition Nowadays, competition is everywhere! The entertainment industry, the media, the education system and the social networks keep delivering us rankings to determine our tastes, our preferences, and choices. Survey mechanisms and specific poll systems are used feed this never ending hunger for rankings of people and products, for example: The approval… Continue reading Eurovision, how to choose the winner?

Nicolas de Condorcet, a visionary amongst the revolutionaries

A few weeks ago, we published the bio of Nicolas de Condorcet and his scientific theories. Since then, we have also published an article about Condorcet voting method that we try to spread through our Slack app and our API. For us, this blog is also an opportunity to share ideas, interests, and sometimes to gain… Continue reading Nicolas de Condorcet, a visionary amongst the revolutionaries

Agor API : The Swiss Army Knife of Voting Systems

We are very excited to present you our latest creation: Agor API, a solution to integrate votes and polls on your website or in your software. What is an API? An API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of functions that developers create so that other developers can simply use complex tools, methods and algorithms. The… Continue reading Agor API : The Swiss Army Knife of Voting Systems

Condorcet Voting Method

Do you know the Condorcet voting method? At Open Agora, we consider this system like our Philosopher’s stone. This innovative voting method is very important to us and we strive to promote it through our values and products. To demonstrate some of it advantages, we will, in this article, present the principles and methodology of… Continue reading Condorcet Voting Method

Nicolas de Condorcet, a scientist serving the public interest

4 weeks! This blog has been online for 4 weeks, and we still have not written any article about Condorcet. A great feat since this mathematician’s voting system is of major importance for Open Agora. This article will present Nicolas de Condorcet, starting with a short biography, and then performing an analysis of some of… Continue reading Nicolas de Condorcet, a scientist serving the public interest

Difference between voting and electing

Today, collective decision-making and consensus achieving have become a necessity, whether the decision is trivial or crucial. The fact that we are living in society forces us to make choices that must satisfy the whole group. We use a large panel of techniques to give our opinion and decide: the vote by show of hands… Continue reading Difference between voting and electing