This is a timeline of the Democracy Foundation.

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6/11/2018

+ We decided to start the development from scratch. We’ve now redesigned Epitome as a front-end platform in Typescript and Angular which will communicate through APIs with a backend (either in django, node.js or even with a blockchain in the future).

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9/10/2018

+ We won our first financial prize, by entering the quarter-finals of the “Democracy” competition of SharedNation!

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07/07/2018

+ After many months of continuous development, we have a working pre-alpha of epitome that we are hosting online for anyone to try at http://epitome.esy.es/.

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23/12/2017

+ Created an Infographics section in the website, to explain topics about direct democracy and systems of Epitome using a combination of text and graphics.

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16/12/2017

+ Published the article “Factions“.

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5/12/2017

+ After writing a submission for an international competition, we redraft the text to create the whitepaper of Epitome.

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06/08/2017

+ We decided to completely change direction with the nature of Epitome from a voting platform to a deliberation and issue-based, consensus-making platform.

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14/07/2017

+ Published the article “Unbefitting“.

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20/05/2017

+ Published the article “Dichotomy“.

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02/04/2017

+ Developed an interactive prototype of Epitome.

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31/03/2017

+ Published the article “Demos & Kratos“.

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13/12/2016

+ Created the Timeline page for the website.

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05/11/2016

+ Created the video “Introducing the Democracy Foundation”.


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18/09/2016

+ Created the Roadmap page for the website.

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16/09/2016

+ Published the article “Alternative“.

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21/05/2016

+ Improved our designs for Epitome.

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05/02/2016

+ Published the article “Soundness of Direct Democracy“.

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24/01/2016

+ During an innovation competition we created this mockup to demonstrate Epitome based on the AdminLTE 2 Dashboard.

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07/01/2016

+ Created the Book of Proceedings.

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19/12/2015

+ Conceived the Rhombus, a proposed system which will potentially allow for vote verification but will prevent at the same time vote selling or coercion (the design will be published later).

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10/12/2015

+ We took part in the 6th International Conference on e-Democracy, had a great time and made some friends.


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06/12/2015

+ Created an awesome presentation about Epitome (use spacebar or arrow keys to view the slides) based on Strut for the upcoming conference.

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21/11/2015

+ Created the Epitome page for the website.

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20/11/2015

+ Created an informative 3-fold brochure for Epitome.

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10/11/2015

+ Our initial commit to our Github repository for the Epitome project.

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09/11/2015

+ Published the article “Commencement“.

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03/11/2015

+ Created the Frequently Asked Questions page for the website.

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29/10/2015

+ Created the Manifesto for the Democracy Foundation.

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22/10/2015

+ Created a design draft for a proposal portal as a part of Epitome.

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20/10/2015

+ Created the /r/DemocracyFoundation subbreddit on reddit.

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18/10/2015

+ Created the Facebook Development Group for the Democracy Foundation.

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17/10/2015

+ Created our Github account.

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09/10/2015

+ Created the Facebook page for the Democracy Foundation.

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22/09/2015

+ Uploaded the website http://democracy.foundation/

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07/09/2015

+ After personal communication with the committee of the 6th International Conference on e-Democracy we got accepted as invited speakers and we draft our second submission.

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02/09/2015

+ Created the Constitution of Freedom.

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22/08/2015

+ After an analysis of other governance systems, we decide that we will develop Epitome based on Python.

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12/08/2015

+ Created freenode channels #epitome and #DemocracyFoundation

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12/08/2015

+ Created a new design draft for Epitome.

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20/06/2015

+ Our first submission is drafted for the 6th International Conference on e-Democracy which later got rejected.

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23/05/2015

+ The name Epitome is selected for our platform.

We were looking for a female name as the word “platform” is of a female gender in Greek. We also wanted a word that would be simultaneously understood in Ancient Greek, Modern Greek and English. Moreover, we wanted that name to inspire grandeur, and to transmit to the listener the platform’s purpose. After a lot of searching, we found the best one. Epitome; the embodiment, the realization of democracy.

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20/05/2015

+ The first design draft is created for a proposed online direct democracy platform.

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03/05/2015

+ The first mindmap for the project is created.

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25/04/2015

+ We decide to begin creating resources to advance the idea of direct democracy.

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Asher Brown Durand - The Catskill Valley

Asher Brown Durand – The Catskill Valley