It’s election day in Zambia where I’m working with the fabulous @CCMG_Zambia
crew. For those of you unfamiliar with NDI’s work with elections and technology, there’s some great stuff in our blog archive like this
, and this other thing
We’re using the Apollo DemTool
for election data management, which makes things pretty easy since it’s a well oiled machine at this point. (ed. note: we all lost about a month off our life when the "well-oiled machine" abruptly threw a sprocket this AM. Test test test, people.)
The TimbaObjects team
is adding some useful new functionality, including better quality assurance logical checks- when it’s been cleaned up you’ll find it in our GitHub repository
With a solid cloud-hosted database in place the main challenge today (apart from, you know, the actual work of monitoring the election, which is done by the 1566 monitors, 103 district supervisors and 40 datacenter staff) becomes keeping everyone connected - and that’s where we’ve put most of our effort so far. To keep this datacenter up and running, we need internet and, to get internet, we need power.