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Rory Aronson
Works at FarmBot
Attended California Polytechnic State University
Lives in San Luis Obispo, CA
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Rory Aronson

• Activism/Events  - 
 
Hi fellow progressives,

I'm so upset with the state of our democracy. What happened in Arizona was a disgrace and we need to do something about it. I think a large part of the future of democracy will be the ability to vote online from anywhere in a matter of seconds.

Please check out my demonstration app which shows just how fast and easy online voting could be. It only takes about 25 seconds to cast a mock ballot. Looking forward to your thoughts and support.

www.digitalballot.org

Thanks :)


Welcome to. simple, secure, online voting. This is a demonstration to show how great online voting could be. Give it a go! (any voter code will work). Enter your personal voter code to load your ballot. SUBMIT. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress.
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Rory Aronson

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Hey all, I've started working on an open-source project to make online voting a reality. I just launched my first prototype! Check it out (takes ~25 seconds to cast a ballot) http://digitalballot.org
Welcome to. simple, secure, online voting. This is a demonstration to show how great online voting could be. Give it a go! (any voter code will work). Enter your personal voter code to load your ballot. SUBMIT. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress.
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+Tjipke van der Heide This particular prototype is not secure at all. Haha its not even https! But yes, for real applications it must be secure, and that's why I think for online voting to ever become a reality it must be open-source - so that tons of people including governments can audit the system.
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Rory Aronson

Elections--National  - 
 
First #GoVote prototype is live! Check it out and see how fast and easy online voting can be (literally takes ~25 seconds to vote) http://digitalballot.org
Welcome to. simple, secure, online voting. This is a demonstration to show how great online voting could be. Give it a go! (any voter code will work). Enter your personal voter code to load your ballot. SUBMIT. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress.
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Discussion  - 
 
First #GoVote prototype is live! Check it out and see how fast and easy online voting can be (literally takes ~25 seconds to vote) http://digitalballot.org
Welcome to. simple, secure, online voting. This is a demonstration to show how great online voting could be. Give it a go! (any voter code will work). Enter your personal voter code to load your ballot. SUBMIT. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress.
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Rory Aronson

Voting Rights  - 
 
Hey all,

What happened in Arizona was a total disgrace. I became so frustrated I felt I had to do something about it. So I started scheming up an idea to bring voting into the 21st century and onto our smartphones. Its called go.vote - simple, secure, online voting.

I just launched a Kickstarter campaign to build up a grassroots community of support for this open-source software project. If you're interested in changing how voting actually works, I think this might be a project for you to get involved in. Thanks for looking!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roryaronson/govote

#GoVote
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Rory Aronson

Discussion  - 
 
Hey all,

What happened in Arizona was a total disgrace. I became so frustrated I felt I had to do something about it. So I started scheming up an idea to bring voting into the 21st century and onto our smartphones. Its called go.vote - simple, secure, online voting.

I just launched a Kickstarter campaign to build up a grassroots community of support for this open-source software project. If you're interested in changing how voting actually works, I think this might be a project for you to get involved in. Thanks for looking!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roryaronson/govote

#GoVote
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Hey all, I've started working on a project to make online voting a reality. I just launched my first prototype! Check it out (takes ~25 seconds to cast a ballot) http://digitalballot.org
Welcome to. simple, secure, online voting. This is a demonstration to show how great online voting could be. Give it a go! (any voter code will work). Enter your personal voter code to load your ballot. SUBMIT. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress.
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Hey all, I've started working on a project to make online voting a reality. I just launched my first prototype! Check it out (takes ~25 seconds to cast a ballot) http://digitalballot.org
Welcome to. simple, secure, online voting. This is a demonstration to show how great online voting could be. Give it a go! (any voter code will work). Enter your personal voter code to load your ballot. SUBMIT. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress.
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+Peter Hanely ah, thanks for the clarification! From what I know about computer security, this should be do-able using a combination of public and private cryptographic keys. This will definitely be a tough challenge!
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Rory Aronson

Meet Ups / Volunteer / CALL TO ACTION  - 
 
First #GoVote prototype is live! Check it out and see how fast and easy online voting can be (literally takes ~25 seconds to vote) http://digitalballot.org
Welcome to. simple, secure, online voting. This is a demonstration to show how great online voting could be. Give it a go! (any voter code will work). Enter your personal voter code to load your ballot. SUBMIT. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress.
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Brenda Schouten-Beckett's profile photoJeremy Mone (JarethGK)'s profile photoRory Aronson's profile photo
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+Jeremy Mone​ exactly! The voter code is equivalent to an authentication token on the web.
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Rory Aronson

Voting Rights  - 
 
First #GoVote prototype is live! Check it out and see how fast and easy online voting can be (literally takes ~25 seconds to vote) http://digitalballot.org
Welcome to. simple, secure, online voting. This is a demonstration to show how great online voting could be. Give it a go! (any voter code will work). Enter your personal voter code to load your ballot. SUBMIT. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress.
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Rory Aronson

Introduce Yourself!  - 
 
Hey all,

My name is Rory. I'm a yuuuge millennial Bernie supporter, but new tothis community :)

What happened in Arizona was a total disgrace. I became so frustrated I felt I had to do something about it. So I started scheming up an idea to bring voting into the 21st century and onto our smartphones. Its called go.vote - simple, secure, online voting.

I just launched a Kickstarter campaign to build up a grassroots community of support for this open-source software project. If you're interested in changing how voting actually works, I think this might be a project for you to get involved in. Thanks for looking!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roryaronson/govote

#GoVote
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Keerthan Krishnan's profile photo3rdEye Vision's profile photoAdmiral Taptap's profile photoRory Aronson's profile photo
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Yea I think that would be the hardest part too. It seems like if one state were to "get it right" (voting with high turnout, for low cost, and securely) then citizens of other states would demand the same system
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Rory Aronson

Elections--National  - 
 
Hey all,

What happened in Arizona was a total disgrace. I became so frustrated I felt I had to do something about it. So I started scheming up an idea to bring voting into the 21st century and onto our smartphones. Its called go.vote - simple, secure, online voting.

I just launched a Kickstarter campaign to build up a grassroots community of support for this open-source software project. If you're interested in changing how voting actually works, I think this might be a project for you to get involved in. Thanks for looking!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roryaronson/govote
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THANK YOU +Tony G!!! I'm gonna try my best!!
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Mechanical engineer and social entrepreneur working to help solve social and environmental challenges.
Employment
  • FarmBot
    Inventor, 2013 - present
    I invented a technology called +FarmBot , which is an open-source automated precision farming machine. Think of it like a giant 3D printer that has a seed injector and watering nozzle instead of a plastic extruder! You can read the white paper I wrote with the link below and find more information at http://go.FarmBot.it http://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/169536137?width=980
  • SLO-Op Climbing
    Crew Member, 2010 - present
    SLO-Op Climbing is a non-profit climbing gym in San Luis Obispo owned by Kristin Horowitz. Crew members volunteer staff the gym during regular business hours to sign people up for membership.
  • Propelem
    Co-Founder, 2013 - 2013
    Propelem is a platform that allows people to be rewarded for completing specific actions. Current rewards systems are inconvenient, decentralized, and limited. Propelem consists of a website and mobile application. Our website allows one to purchase products to be given as rewards to others for completing specific actions. The mobile application validates actions and automatically provides users with a digital voucher that can be used to redeem the reward in-store. Our business model provides a new way to make sales for product providers and a simple and convenient way to reward individuals, with our revenue coming from each sale that moves through our platform. Rory focuses on business development and sales marketing but has helped in areas of UX and UI design as well as beta app development and testing.
  • wikiSLO.org
    Founder, 2012 - 2013
    wikiSLO.org is a local wiki website built for the community of San Luis Obispo. It is based on the popular Davis Wiki, and aims to provide a hub for information exchange to San Luis residents. Rory started the wiki in the Summer of 2012 and continues to run it.
  • Bike Med Kit
    Founder and Mechanical Engineer, 2012 - 2012
    Bike Med Kits are affordable and simple to use public bicycle repair stations. They provide a set of tools and a pump for cyclists to perform basic maintenance and repair. Each station links to a localized Bike Med Kit website where users can find repair guides, maps of local Bike Med Kits and bike shops, and links to local bike resources.
  • Euphoria Farms
    Co-Founder, 2012 - 2012
    Euphoria Farms is a fruit trading and group purchasing collective in San Luis Obispo. The collective was started by Rory and 3 friends in response to the abundance of fruit that rots on the ground in backyards as well as the lack of a fruit CSA in the area. A business plan and marketing strategy was created in the Spring and deliveries were made for 8 weeks throughout Summer and Fall. The collective recouped its startup cost with the last delivery, viewing the endeavor as a complete success and a valuable learning experience.
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San Luis Obispo, CA
Previously
Leucadia, CA - San Pablo, Guatemala
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880 Upham Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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roryaronson.com
Introduction
Educated as an engineer. Entrepreneur at heart. Community loving internet super-nerd and bicycle enthusiast.
Education
  • California Polytechnic State University
    Mechanical Engineering, 2008 - 2013
  • San Dieguito Academy High School
    2004 - 2008
  • Guateca School of Appropriate Technology
    Appropriate Technology, 2011 - 2011
    Worked on a team with 1 Cal Poly and 3 Guatemalan students that designed, built, tested and reported a water heater utilizing waste heat from a wood burning stove as the heat source.
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Male
Birthday
November 19, 1990
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Single