You may remember that over a few months earlier this year, the Ubuntu Women Project ran some competitions in which people voted; firstly a story contest, then a photo one.
The voting websites were powered by some (really quite messy) php that I put together over a few wee-hours sessions, after being unsuccessful in finding something that was functional but at the same time not more complicated than the purpose required.
After a few months and some prodding by Alan Bell as he wanted to build on it for deciding on a new logo for Ubuntu-UK, I did some refactoring of the code a few weeks back and pushed up to LP.
Originally I put it up in my junk directory, but then I had an idea <insert ominous music here>.
Why not use the project to mentor Ubuntu Women members who’ve benefited from and found the UW project via the competitions. I suggested this to others in #ubuntu-women and they agreed that it was a good idea, and decided it should be called “Pollka”. Awesome sauce.
The aim of Pollka is to have a quickly deployable simple web application for polling between a number of choices. It currently uses php and mysql, but ideally other database options will be catered for in the future. If you want to help out, more information can be found at the following locations: