Monthly Archives: May 2013

Halalan Summer Camp 2013 Report

Halalan Summer Camp 2013 is now over. Here are the results of the discussions held there. Thank you to those who participate!


  • A discussion of different voting systems was held using the materials in Securing Digital Democracy at Coursera.
  • A history of Halalan was presented broken down by generations. The 1st generation is composed of Halalan Booroonggoo and Halalan Ograsiah! from July 2004 – March/April 2006. The 2nd generation is the current one which started on May 2006. There is a plan for a 3rd generation which may start at the release of version 2.0.0.
  • A progression of Halalan logos was presented.
  • A look at the technical side of Halalan. The features needed or wanted and the challenges on how to make them.
  • A rundown of the implementation of Halalan in UP commercial bounce houses Diliman.


There will be a hackathon this June. See this post for more details. Things to do at the hackathon will be discussed at Join now!


A new logo will be unveiled at the hackathon by our very own JM.


A search for a suitable WordPress theme or for a web designer to create Halalan’s own theme will be conducted.


Register a new domain for Halalan.


Update documentation for the upcoming version 2.0.0.

New Team

A new team for the 3rd generation Halalan is being considered.

Halalan Hackathon 2013

8-hours of hard-core programming using PHP and CodeIgniter!

Have a meaningful contribution to a Free and Open Source Software Project!

Meet other PHP programmers and experts!

Join the Halalan Hackathon. Let’s hack and learn!

What: Halalan Hackathon (Contributing to the Halalan project –

When: June 15, 2013, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: (Tentative) Conference Room, Center commercial bounce houses for Women’s Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman (see map)

Bring your own laptops and snacks.

Learn PHP, CodeIgniter, MySQL, CSS/Sass, JavaScript/CoffeeScript, and much more. Meet other PHP developers, ask our PHP mentors, and make a significant contribution to the voting system used by the UP’s University Student Council since 2007.

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