One Community is creating a path to a more luxurious life through sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. Our model, designed to become self-replicating, will pave the way for a global collaboration of teacher/demonstration hubs. With the ultimate goal of serving “The Highest Good of All“, we ensure everything we create is open source and freely shared. By open sourcing and free sharing the complete process, we contribute to evolving sustainability and work towards creating a world that works for everyone.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the May 28th, 2023 edition (#531) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is creating a path to a more luxurious life through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
Amal Lazar (MS Mechanical Engineering) completed her 8th week helping, now with the research for the Most Sustainable Lightbulbs and Light Bulb Companies: Research, Energy Savings, and More tutorial. This week, Amal started the process of looking for alternative lightbulb options for the City Center. The first step involved taking the time to understand the function, performance, and key features that ensure optimal performance. Relying on sustainability benchmarking results, Amal identified the companies to focus on during the research phase, providing clear explanations for their chosen approach. She began searching for more sustainable technology based on the existing data from the city center project. Amal ensured concise development of their narrative and highlighted other key features and product descriptions to effectively communicate the most important information about the products under consideration. Below, you’ll find some images of this work.
One Community is creating a path to a more luxurious life through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
This week, the core team continued reviewing and fixing the latest Duplicable City Center SketchUp file. The updates included: (1) Adding a CAD-1 FLOOR layer to the SketchUp model; (2) Correcting the position of the shower and bench to match the updated shape of the pool; (3) Correcting the steps inside the pool to connect with the dome wall; (4) Correcting the position of the waterfall and flowers next to it; (5) Correcting the floor area around the pool to accommodate the latest updates to the pool and additional shower area; (6) Adding details with images about the latest updates to the City Center SketchUp file to the Google Doc; and (7) Compressing the updated City Center SketchUp file and uploading it to Google Drive for sharing with the team. See images below for examples of this work in progress.
Ranran Zhang (Architectural Designer) completed her 23rd week working on the updated video for the Duplicable City Center internal and external walkthrough. This week, Ranran’s primary focus was on implementing modifications based on feedback received last week. Specifically, she addressed errors where trees appeared through the floor and where slabs emerged through the wall. Ranran successfully rectified these issues. In terms of the video, she made adjustments to the video path, redirecting it to go around the staircase on the left side before ascending. Moreover, she deleted certain clips to ensure an unobstructed view from the second floor-straight down to the first-floor door. Take a look at the images below to see some of the progress made in this work.
Julio Marín Bustillos (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 15th week helping with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. This week, Julio focused on his design responsibilities by extensively working on the hub connectors for a comprehensive range of 45 nodes within the traditional geodesic dome project. His primary objective involved the creation of sub-assemblies, encompassing vital elements such as bolts, nuts, and washers, to seamlessly integrate them into the overall assembly. Additionally, Julio assigned appropriate materials to each component of the assembly, aiming to optimize the structural integrity and performance of the hub connectors. The pictures below provide a glimpse of this work.
Yiwei He (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 11th week helping with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. This week, Yiwei dedicated her efforts to resolving a simulation problem involving frames and connectors. Furthermore, she reviewed previous research to gather insights and ideas that could potentially contribute to the solution. She met with a core team member to revise the overall usage of cylinders, discussing strategies and refining approaches. Additionally, Yiwei began the process of creating spreadsheets to streamline and organize the relevant data. See some of this work in the pictures below.
Zhide Wang (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 6th week, now focused on the Duplicable City Center designs. This week, Zhide dedicated his efforts to crafting a final report of dormer designs. He employed SketchUp 2017 to look at the latest designs and meticulously scrutinize the dimensions of each intricate part. Zhide extracted the desired dimensions. While doing this, he discovered that certain designs may not meet the requirements at hand. Get a closer look at this work through the pictures below.
One Community is creating a path to a more luxurious life through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week the core team continued to work on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We focused on importing the recipe information from the Master Recipe Doc to the Master Recipe Template. While doing so, we noticed that the servings per recipe did not match between the two documents. We corrected this information on the MasterRecipeFWA tab and what had been completed on the MasterRecipeFWB tab, and resumed importing the recipe information for MasterRecipeFWB concluding with Lunch#2. Pictures below are related to this work.
The core team also reviewed the open source Chicken coop designs. This week, we reviewed pages 148-196 of the Chicken Doc, which cover the roosting bar assembly and their attachment to the chicken coop. We made revisions to the content and added photos to improve the clarity and accuracy of the information and also made sure that the information is consistent with the latest research on chicken care. The pictures below give some examples of this work.
Another member of the core team worked on the “Chicken Coop Step-by-Step” document by: (1) Replying to the comments; (2) Updating the images and text for the nesting box section and window in the installation section; and (3) Increasing the size of the dimensions labels for better readability. See some examples of this work in the pictures below.
One Community is creating a path to a more luxurious life through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students. This component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
One Community is creating a path to a more luxurious life through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
This week the core team completed 37 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, new bug identification and bug-fix integration for the Highest Good Network software, and interviewing and getting set up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this work.
Yan Xu (Software Development Engineer) completed her 41st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Yan organized the codebase and pushed PR #838 and #358 for review and integration. PR #838 has to do with group summaries and PR #358 has to do with team leaders receiving their team members’ weekly summaries. She found that the implementation of a summary receiver role seems feasible. The pictures below provide a snapshot of this work.
Jianjun Luo (Software Engineer) completed her 26th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Jianjun diligently addressed the feedback received during the final review and updated a previous PR, resulting in improved code quality. Additionally, she successfully completed the performance optimization task, effectively resolving conflicts that emerged due to recent changes in the development branch. Furthermore, Jianjun rectified a bug related to the default tab behavior for users with varying roles and task assignments. Pictures below are related to this work.
Raul Effting (Jr. Front-End Web Developer) completed his 20th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Raul made progress in various aspects of his work. He actively participated in the review process, dedicating his expertise to the assessment of PRs 841 and 330. Additionally, he provided valuable insights and comments on PR 837. Raul assisted his colleagues, extending his support to Natália, Lucile, and Filipe. Moreover, he played a pivotal role in resolving numerous bugs. Raul also played a vital role in the testing of the new timer. Below are some images related to this work.
Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer) completed her 19th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Aishwarya conducted a thorough investigation of the code related to multiple notifications being sent when assigning a manual blue square. She carefully examined all relevant code snippets and loops where the email-sending function is invoked. Aishwarya also reviewed the function responsible for the manual blue square assignment and inspected recently merged pull requests for any potential impact on functionality. However, no significant changes affecting the issue were identified. Despite ongoing efforts, Aishwarya has not yet discovered the root cause and continues to investigate the matter. Pictures below show some of this work.
Lucas Emanuel Souza Silva (Software Developer) completed his 14th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Lucas primarily focused on Task 84, which involved fixing the red bell icon – ensuring that the red bell disappears after the user has reviewed the associated changes. In addition to completing the core functionality of the task, Lucas dedicated time to optimizing the red bell notification icon. Specifically, he aimed to implement a solution where dismissing a notification would not trigger a full page reload, thereby improving overall performance. In addition to his main task, Lucas also provided assistance to fellow team members by resolving linter problems and helping with the testing of his own PR. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Angelina Truong (Full Stack Software Developer) completed her 11th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Angelina focused her efforts on PR #722, which involved implementing the functionality for users in manager roles and above to submit weekly summaries on behalf of other users. She dedicated her time to conducting a final review of the pull request, meticulously addressing any conflicts that arose during the branch merge process. In addition, Angelina diligently resolved the errors her colleagues encountered while working with this branch. Notably, she tackled issues such as the inability of users logged into the owner’s user role to click on the dot beside each user profile displayed below the leadership board. Furthermore, she successfully addressed a problem where selecting permissions management and attempting to make changes to the browser resulted in a blank page. Angelina skillfully resolved these challenges by importing the useEffect and getUserProfile functions back into the UserRoleTab component. Looking ahead, she proactively identified two new tasks pertaining to the permissions management component, which she plans to undertake in the upcoming week. See the pictures below to get an idea of th
Harlley Bastos (Full Stack Developer) completed his 11th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Harlley successfully completed the remaining tasks related to the timer project. He diligently resolved the final issues and made necessary adjustments, ensuring its optimal functionality. Now, Harlley is eagerly awaiting the upcoming week when the timer will undergo extensive testing by the team. The pictures below show some of this work.
Yihan Liu (Software Engineer) completed her 9th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Yihan focused on addressing the issue related to the submission date for the weekly summaries. In order to achieve this, she made several modifications in both the backend and frontend components. Beginning with the backend, Yihan implemented a crucial change by incorporating the ‘uploadDate’ attribute to the ‘weeklySummaries’ object in the ‘userProfile.js’ file. Consequently, she ensured that the report formatting utilized the ‘uploadDate’ instead of the previous ‘dueDate’. On the frontend side, Yihan made adjustments to the default value of the ‘uploadDate’ field, which was originally set as ‘today’. She revised it to align with the end of the week, effectively matching the ‘dueDate’.
Yongjian Pan (React.js/MongoDB Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 9th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Yongjian focused on the development of a new maximum personal record badge and implementing a dark mode feature for the entire application. He raised PRs for both tasks. Yongjian continues to be engaged in reviewing and addressing the feedback, suggestions, and comments provided by his team members to enhance the functionality. See the images below for a look at this work.
Abdelmounaim “Abdel” Lallouache (Software Developer) completed his 7th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Abdel dedicated time to reviewing multiple pull requests from the HighestGoodNetworkApp repository. The reviewed pull requests include #829, #830, #835, #841, and #842. In addition to the pull requests, Abdel implemented functionality to enhance the visibility of the report page buttons. This was achieved by adding styles that highlighted the selected button among “Projects,” “People,” and “Teams”. The pictures below are related to this work.
Natália Favaro Cavicchioli (Full-stack Developer) completed her 6th week with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Natália focused on various tasks related to PR #722, which involved enabling users with manager roles and above to submit weekly summaries on behalf of other users. She meticulously reviewed the PR and addressed any conflicts that arose during the branch merge process. Additionally, Natália dedicated her efforts to enhancing the Reports page, specifically ensuring its optimal display on phones and tablets. She resolved an issue where the Reports page displayed a white screen for the admin/owner login. Natália also worked on improving the responsiveness of buttons and tackled the challenge of optimizing the person’s table for smaller screens. To achieve this, she implemented a dropdown feature that condensed the table by displaying key information such as start date and end date. By reducing the number of columns, the table now fits better on smaller screens. See the images below that show her progress and contribution.
Lucile Tronczyk (Full Stack Software Developer) completed her 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Lucile reviewed the BackEnd to explore methods of connecting it with the FrontEnd. While the FrontEnd was completed, challenges were encountered in modifying the “Rehireable” checkbox and implementing changes in the user profile. A successful attempt was made to create a new user with the “Rehireable” attribute in the User Profile object, requiring further investigation on how to select and establish connectivity with the FrontEnd. In addition, PRs were submitted for both the backend and frontend on GitHub, and assistance was sought on Slack to address the encountered issues. The pictures below relate to this.
Vishvesh Sheoran (Artificial Intelligence Specialist) completed his 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Vishvesh compiled a list of AI tools (DeepCode, CodeSonar, Tabnine, CodeClimate, Codota, Natural Docs, Prettier) in a Google Doc, recommending their integration into HGN’s workflow for improved code quality, bug detection, code completion, code review, documentation generation, and code formatting. He also compiled a list of AI tools for task allocation, labor tracking, code analysis, test automation, and code quality. See pictures below showing his efforts.
Alexander G Huerta (Software Engineer) complete his 4th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Alexander focused on several key tasks aimed at improving workflow and collaboration. He dedicated his efforts to creating a copy button for tasks and successfully completed the copy email button in the team management tab. Responding to valuable feedback from colleagues, Alexander also implemented an on-screen success notification. Additionally, he made significant contributions to the organization by assisting in the cleanup of HGN phase 1 bugs list. His responsibilities included verifying the completion of tasks marked as done and subsequently removing them from the sheet. Another notable achievement was the integration of GitHub with Slack. Alexander effectively enabled a bot to provide notifications to the pull-request-code-review Slack channel whenever new pull requests were submitted to either of the main repositories. To enhance efficiency further, he created pull request templates for each of the main repositories, conveniently stored in their respective .github folders. As a result, team members can now effortlessly submit pull requests by utilizing these templates. The images below show this progress.
Sneha M Madle (Software Engineer) completed their 3rd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Sneha began by familiarizing themselves with the functionality of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). They dedicated time to conducting an in-depth analysis of the WBS code, aiming to enhance their understanding of its intricacies. Through this process, they successfully identified the root cause of a particular bug affecting the WBS. To address this issue, they divided the bug fix into two distinct parts: ensuring the correct category is displayed and defaulting to “Housing” when no category is assigned. For both the frontend, specifically the AddTaskModal and EditTaskModal components, as well as the backend taskController, they engaged in a comprehensive exploration. As a result, they determined the necessary modifications to rectify the bug. Following this, they meticulously tested the implemented changes to ensure their effectiveness. Finally, they submitted a pull request (PR) to document and share their work. The pictures below show this work.
Bada Kim (Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 2nd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Bada focused primarily on detailed review and meticulous debugging. A multitude of PRs were assessed, specifically, PRs #355, #722, #815, #827, #830, #831, #833, and #837. Bada offered commentary on PRs #722, #815, and #837. Further intervention was required with PR #830, as it necessitated a formal request for modifications to align better with the project’s objectives. Approval was granted for PRs #355, #815, #827, #831, and #833. PR #819 had to be reverted via PR #832 due to its inability to rectify the persistent Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) task items bug. However, progress was made when the subsequent PR #835 effectively resolved the lingering issue. See the images below for this work.
The Highest Good Network software PR Review team also worked to test all of the above PRs and find any bugs they could within those PRs and the software as a whole. This week’s active members of this team and how many weeks they’ve been with us are as follows: Anish Pandita (Software Engineer) completed his 14th week, Drew Long (Software Engineer) completed his 2nd week, Eduardo Horta (Software Engineer) completed his 2nd week, Edwin Estuardo Lau Mack (Software Engineer) completed his 3rd week, Lawrence Chua (Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 1st week, Nathan Hoffman (Software Engineer) completed his 2nd week, Nida Zaki (Software Engineer) completed her 1st week, Olusola Akinbode (Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 1st week, Papia Sharmin (Full Stack Developer) completed her 3rdd week, Steve Paalz (Software Developer) completed his 1st week, Xiao Wang (Software Engineer) completed his 3rd week, Xiaoyu Chen (Software Engineer) completed her 1st week, Yu-Wei Hsu (Software Engineer) completed his 4th week, Yubo Sun (Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 4th week, and Yufei Zhang (Software Engineer) completed her 1st week. The collage below shows a compilation of the work from this team.
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