Election Tech Turmoill: A breakdown of Indonesia's SIREKAP system and career paths talk

Jack Cole Building, π Potato Avenue, Fife, KY16 9SX

- Explore the pitfalls of OCR/OMR technology in elections through Indonesia's SIREKAP case. - Uncover security and performance insights from reverse engineering efforts. - Engage in a candid Q&A on navigating a career in Computer Science. - Learn from technology's impact on democracy to inform your tech path.

Mar 28, 4:30 – 5:30 PM



Key Themes

Career Development

About this event

Join us for an insightful session as we unravel the complexities and challenges behind Indonesia's ambitious but controversial SIREKAP system, intended to revolutionize the 2024 Presidential Elections through Optical Character and Mark Recognition (OCR/OMR) technology.

This two-part event will first take you on a journey through an in-depth investigation and reverse engineering of the SIREKAP app, uncovering the lessons learned from its implementation issues ranging from security flaws to performance bottlenecks. Discover firsthand the real-world consequences of integrating technology hastily into critical democratic processes, through our speaker's unique experiments and insights.

In the second part, prepare yourself for an engaging Q&A session focused on Computer Science careers. Whether you're curious about the technical mysteries of election systems or looking to carve your own path in the tech world, this event promises a comprehensive exploration of technology's role in elections and beyond.

Don't miss this chance to gain insider knowledge on how to navigate the pitfalls of tech integration in sensitive areas and to develop your next career move!



Thursday, March 28, 2024
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


  • Raka Gunarto


    Software Engineer


  • Arnav Bista

    GDSC Lead

  • Hassan Mahmoud

    Mobile Developer

  • Matthew Pancer

    Mobile Developer

  • Xuan Wu Xu


  • Allyson Chai

    Machine Learning Researcher

  • Pedro Gronda Garrigues

    Machine Learning Researcher

  • armaan madanmohan

    Core Team

  • Oscar Raunio

    Core Team

  • Jake Brockwell

    Quantum Computing Researcher

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