One Community, an all-volunteer organization, is building global sustainability for the well-being of all. Our vision encompasses diverse sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living for every individual. Through a model that thrives on self-replication, we are developing the open source and free-shared plans needed to create a worldwide collaboration of teacher/demonstration hubs.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
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 August 16th, 2023 edition (#543) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is building global sustainability 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:
This week, Julia Meaney (Research and Web design) completed another week of assisting with research and web design. Julia successfully completed her tasks related to the “Door and Window Research” project. She curated accurate resource links for the Resources section, rectified any inaccuracies, and ensured their proper functionality. Julia finalized both the “Most Sustainable Windows” and “Most Sustainable Doors” sections, ensuring they are ready for seamless integration into the website. She provided comprehensive feedback to Philips, effectively incorporated his revisions, and maintained content accuracy. Julia took proactive measures by backing up all Resource links as PDFs in her Dropbox and contributed detailed comments to assist Chuck with web integration. In addition, she made significant progress on the “Duplicable City Center Engineering” Webpage, reviewing text equations, cross-referencing the source Google Doc, and making necessary corrections. Julia also took the initiative to re-capture screenshots of unclear image equations for future replacement. See the pictures below.
One Community is building global sustainability 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, Amiti Singh (Volunteer Architectural Designer) completed the design and modeling of a visitor room for the Duplicable City Center. Amiti progressed the advancement of the art deco-themed visitor room within Duplicable City Center. Initiating the final planning phases, she drew inspiration from the art and architecture renaissance of the period, as conceptualized by designers from that era. Amiti executed various tasks, including furniture design, color choice, and curation of a paint palette for the room. Additionally, she completed the design model, capturing the genuine essence of the 80s art deco movement. Utilizing a mood board and conducting cost analysis, she formulated the furniture palette for the designated area. See below the pictures.
Julio Marín Bustillos (Mechanical Engineer) completed another week of assisting with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. Julio concentrated on designing hub connectors for the third row, accomplishing completed designs for three-quarters of the row. His objective is to conclude the entire third row’s design in the following week. Julio encountered the need to create new designs for almost every node due to specific requirements. Furthermore, he plans to furnish updated files to Yiwei to aid in an updated stress analysis. The pictures below provide a glimpse of the images.
Kiryl Walker ( Volunteer Manager) assisted with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. Kiryl’s focus was on a comprehensive study of the Duplicable City Center Dome Hub Connectors, encompassing a thorough analysis of load distribution according to the ASCE7 Code for the unique half-spherical configuration, examination of internal forces, and assessment of the existing connector design. In addition, dedicated time was allocated to gaining familiarity with management duties and organizational protocols. The team engaged in active discussions, addressing inquiries pertaining to the ongoing design process. See below for the images.
Yiwei He (Mechanical Engineer) completed another week of assisting with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. Yiwei accomplished the review of articles designated for publication on the One Community Global website. The articles covered various subjects, such as Net-zero Bathroom, Earthbag Village Water Collection and Septic Design, and Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping. Both articles have achieved a publication-ready status. Furthermore, Yiwei allocated time to enhance the simulation component of the Duplicated City Center model, actively working on its refinement. She is presently awaiting input from the senior engineer in relation to this matter. See some of this work in the pictures below.
One Community is building global sustainability 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 our review of the open-source Highest Good Food designs. We undertook the task of editing the Food Infrastructure Rollout document, focusing on distinct sections including Worms and Vermiculture Composting, Soil Amendments, Hoop House Construction, and Garden Establishment & No-Till. We additionally adjusted the garden bed widths and supplied a substantial number of grammatical revisions to the document, ensuring alignment with the website publication. See the pictures below that are related to this.
And Gregory Quach (Data Enterer for Chef/Culinary) continued working on the Transition Kitchen, finalizing the PDFs and subsequently resuming work on the recipe sheets. He conducted an in-depth examination of the Transition Kitchen Recipe Build Out project, prioritizing the integration of the import range function to streamline column addition. Presently, Gregory is actively engaged in the enhancement of this function, acknowledging the potential need for a nested query function to ensure its seamless operation. See the images below for some of his work.
One Community is building global sustainability 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 building global sustainability 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 60 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. The pictures below show some of this work.
Another core team member began verification of all the modifications made to the working Highest Good Network software. This week, she focused on HGN PRs testing, where she successfully checked and marked one PR as fixed. However, there were some unresolved issues that she encountered during the testing process. The Retested 722 bug remains unchanged, specifically affecting the current week’s summary report, as it does not show in the Dashboard’s “Weekly Summary” tab. Moreover, she retested a bug related to PR 737, which concerns the ability of managers/mentors to edit tasks. She documented the existing problem by recording a video. Additionally, she tested the process of assigning new badges and identified an issue with the incorrect number of badges displayed on the user’s Dashboard. As before, she recorded a video to illustrate the problem. Furthermore, she observed a separate issue with PR#1030, where the owner cannot see the icon for editing mouseover text. Apart from the PRs testing, she proactively contacted volunteers through Slack application for updates regarding corrections of missed parts for PR and initiated the setup of a case to test the badge assignment for most hours per week for another PR. See the images below for examples of this work in progress.
Administration Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Alyx and includes Alyx Parr (Senior Support Specialist and Manager), Jamie Cruz (Administrative Assistant), Madhavan Anandan (Administrative Assistant), and Olawunmi Ijisesan (Administrative and Management Support). This week, the team members at One Community each focused on their respective tasks to contribute to the organization’s progress. Alyx diligently organized all summaries alphabetically and created team collages, adapting her approach for both individual and team-based content. With eight weeks of experience at One Community, she’s looking forward to the upcoming challenges. Jamie dedicated her efforts to improving the website, incorporating feedback from the review process. She systematically refined her housing, city center, education, and core team collages and summaries, ensuring a seamless upload process to Dropbox for easy review. And Madhavan played a vital role in project execution, diligently conducting PR reviews and offering constructive feedback. He also maintained a transparent progress record by accurately counting and recording completed PR reviews. Ola meticulously reviewed and evaluated contributions, including those of Alyx, Madhaven, and Jamie. Providing thoughtful feedback, Ola guided the team towards improvements, and she particularly assisted Jamie with the process of creating website blog collages amidst relevant updates and changes. The collage before shows a part of their work.
Blue Steel Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Nathan and includes Bada Kim (Full Stack Software Developer), Carl Bebli (Software Developer), Eduardo Varjao (Frontend Developer), Haohui Lin (Software Engineer), Jonathan Carpena (Full Stack Developer), Kurtis Ivey (Full Stack Developer), Lawrence Chua (Full Stack Software Developer), Lucile Tronczyk (Full Stack Software Developer), Nathan Hoffman (Software Engineer and Team Manager), Oleksandr Riazantsev (Software Engineer), Yongjian Pan (React.js/MongoDB Full Stack Software Developer), and Yubo Sun (Full Stack Software Developer). This week saw collaborative efforts and significant contributions from various team members. Carl, Eduardo, and Oleksandr conducted an investigation to address a dashboard malfunction, successfully resolving it by adjusting function parameters. They also incorporated a feature to enhance dashboard performance through task list truncation and expansion, supported by a scrolling mechanism for improved usability. Additionally, the TeamMemberTask and SummaryBar components underwent code refactoring to streamline value computation. Carl, along with Eduardo, made progress in investigating the “weekly summary bug,” conducting a thorough examination of the cron job file for potential correlations. Haohui focused on understanding the app’s functionality and carried out comprehensive pull request reviews, providing valuable feedback on various submissions. Jonathan and Eduardo collaboratively addressed a persistent moving weekly summaries bug, analyzing code intricacies, and exploring Redux for state management. Kurtis tackled issues in PR 1021, introducing a new timer and resolving front-end errors, along with extensive date format fixes. Lawrence concentrated on enhancing system functionality, data security, and anomaly resolution, engaging in collaboration with experienced developers. Lucile’s primary focus was on the HGN Software Development project, particularly an interactive map. Nathan contributed to system stability by fixing bugs and enhancing communication. Yongjian dedicated efforts to refining dark mode functionality, ensuring a consistent user experience. Oleksandr and Eduardo’s pull request involvement and reviews ensured successful fixes and improvements. Yubo initiated task 271, implementing task limits, engaging in managerial discussions, and contributing to the team’s weekly summary. The combined efforts of these individuals underscored the team’s commitment to improving the application’s functionality, usability, and code quality. The image below shows some of this work.
Expressers Team’s summary this week, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Lucas Emanuel Souza Silva (Software Developer and Team Manager) and includes Lucas, Aaron Persaud (Software Developer), Igor Silva (FullStack Developer), Joyce Liu (Software Engineer), “Sola” Olusola Akinbode, Tim Kent (Full Stack Software Engineer), Veronica Cheng (Software Engineer) and Yuri Andrade (Software Engineer). Aaron diligently progressed with the development of the “Create NEW USER function, if blue square added, delete and send special email” feature (Page 45 on the bugs document). Collaborating with Jae, he systematically eliminated the “startDate” field from both the front-end and back-end components, enhancing the initialization process of the existing variable “createdDate.” Aaron adeptly implemented prescribed scenarios, identifying users with start dates subsequent to the cronjob and users who logged hours post the preceding Tuesday but didn’t fulfill their total hour commitment. Igor conducted testing on PRs #1109 and #1110, while also engaging in ongoing development efforts. Joyce joined the team, focusing on enhancing unit tests for the HGN app, conducting QA testing, and checking for tasks in the #urgent-bugs-needs-all-help channel. Olga meticulously reviewed and integrated PRs, conducted debugging for task 255, and ensured synchronization of hours by category. Sola resolved conflicts in PRs 1033 and 358, addressing code issues and seeking additional reviews. Tim initiated a successful pull request for user badge summaries, resolved new issues, and assumed assistant manager responsibilities. Veronica skillfully managed a range of frontend and backend pull requests, addressing technical challenges and contributing valuable insights. Yuri actively engaged in code reviews for various PRs, addressing sensitive data hiding, logic refactoring, and modal implementation, among others. And Lucas contributed to server configuration, bug resolution, and PR facilitation, collaborating closely with team members for seamless project progress. The collage below shows some of this work.
Graphic Design Team’s summary was managed by Alyx and includes Ashlesha Navale (Graphic Designer) and Kayley Wong (UI/UX Designer and Graphic Designer). This week, Ashlesha was primarily involved in various visual design tasks. She successfully produced a Bio Image and developed content for the Collaborator’s Page on the website. Her responsibilities extended to sourcing and curating an assortment of nature-themed and theme-specific images, intended for future use in Social Media and YouTube Preview/Intro Images. In a significant contribution, Ashlesha meticulously crafted Social Media and YouTube Preview/Intro Images for a series of blogs, specifically numbers 707 through 712. In parallel, Kayley focused on enhancing the functionality of the volunteer template. Her efforts were concentrated on streamlining the layer structure to enhance user experience. By introducing intuitive modifications such as color-coded categorization and component consolidation, she significantly improved the template’s user-friendliness. Notably, Kayley also incorporated a fresh selection of background images into their respective categories within the template, bolstering the team’s repository of readily accessible design assets. The pictures below exemplify this work.
Megan Morelli (Funding Research and Acquisition) helped with the Highest Good Fundraising Research and Acquisition. This week, Megan started a grant proposal writing course via Candid Learning and applied her newly acquired knowledge to draft a preliminary outline for the beginning section of a grant template. This grant proposal template seamlessly integrates segments from One Community’s executive summary and business plan, effectively presenting a persuasive case to solicit funding from foundations. Megan also identified additional foundations that exhibit potential interest in our mission and conducted further research to identify contacts from Jae’s list for outreach purposes. Below are some pictures of her work.
Moonfall Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Xiao Tan and includes Abdelmounaim “Abdel” Lallouache (Software Developer), Cheng-Yun Chuang (Software Engineer), Edwin Estuardo Lau Mack (Software Engineer), Jianjun Luo (Software Engineer), Tzu-Ning “Leo” Chueh (Software Engineer), Xiao Tan (Volunteer and Team Manager), and Zijie “Cyril” Yu (Volunteer Software Engineer), Zubing Guo (Software Engineer). This week, the team exhibited remarkable dedication and accomplishments across various tasks. Zijie conducted thorough reviews, engaging in functionality testing and code examination. Notably, he enriched his React understanding through this process and also familiarized himself with assistant manager responsibilities, aiding in team management. Tzu-Ning meticulously addressed badge display discrepancies, conducting detailed tests and recording the process to substantiate findings. Jianjun enhanced badge attributes for improved visibility control. Cheng-Yun expertly reviewed 9 pull requests, adding clarifications and exploring bug solutions in backend and frontend realms. Edwin exemplified commitment by reviewing multiple PRs and successfully implementing a mechanism preserving admin link changes. Abdelmounaim introduced a user-friendly time-off management system, integrating a dynamic modal and form validations. Zubing’s efforts in integrating the “Write it for me” button demonstrated resilience and problem-solving. Xiao contributed to PR reviews, communicated effectively about Phase 2 development requirements, and actively addressed bugs in the “Fix end date is not changing on the User Management Page” task. Look below for a collage of their work.
Reactonaut Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Eduardo and includes Carl Bebli (Software Developer), Eduardo Horta (Software Engineer and Team Manager), Induja Kanchisamudram (Developer), Jacky Li (Software Engineer), Jiangwei Shi (Full Stack Engineer), Masasa Thapelo (Software Engineer), Nida Zaki (Software Engineer), Shantanu Kumar (Full Stack Software Developer), Shihao Xiong (Software Engineer), Shrey Jain (Software Engineer) and Zuhang Xu (Software Engineer). This week, the team accomplished several tasks within the project. Induja’s main focus was updating Dropbox file links on the weekly summary update page. She addressed two specific scenarios to enhance functionality. Firstly, she ensured that administrator-integrated media file links remained unalterable and clickable on the page, redirecting users to the media files. Modification of this link was restricted to the profiles page. Secondly, for users without an initial Dropbox link, Induja implemented an input box for adding the link. She also added an “Open Link” option for verification, saving the link upon successful submission. The “Reports” section under “Weekly Summary Report” allows for link and summary verification. Eduardo took on various tasks, making reports compatible with mobile phones and investigating bugs. He also collaborated on initiatives such as Shihao’s fix of the ‘Get Time Zone’ button. Nida’s work involved engineering backend modifications, enabling admin icon dismissal and mapping adjustments. In a collaborative effort, Carl, Eduardo, and Jonathan tackled the “weekly summary bug,” engaging in thorough code reviews. Massa contributed to both frontend and backend pull requests, employing Postman for in-depth analysis. Jiangwei’s successful implementation of the “task tab time log format” led to an initiated pull request. Jacky, meanwhile, dedicated time to reviewing 21 frontend and backend pull requests across two applications. Shrey’s focus was on a bug in the HighestGoodNetworkApp, necessitating code adjustments and initiating peer review. Shantanu engaged in pull request reviews and resolved a memory overflow concern on the website. Shihao participated in the review of multiple pull requests across various repositories within the OneCommunityGlobal GitHub organization. Shrey, mentioned again, continued addressing the same bug, making necessary adjustments, and re-reviewing PR#980. Vansh’s efforts centered on testing and evaluating numerous pull requests, ensuring alignment with best coding practices. Lastly, Zuhang Xu conducted ten PR reviews, offering solutions to multiple issues and making recommendations. Notably, he identified a recurring issue across four PRs during testing. Look below for pictures of this work.
Skye’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Yiyun and includes, Bailey Mejia (Software Engineer), Hector Agudelo-Carmona (Front-end Developer), Luis Arevalo (Front End Developer), Yiyun Tan (Management Dashboard Team Leader). Bailey transitioned to the development team, addressing both bugs and new feature implementations. Bailey participated in several PR reviews, including PR #980, integrating Google Doc and Dropbox links to profiles, and tested updates to ensure media modifications. Subsequently, Bailey reviewed PR #1025, enabling editable role information and a mouseover modal, confirming changes’ efficacy. Bailey investigated a reported task suggestion button issue, confirming its functionality, and identified a bug freezing the application when using the badge report feature. Bailey reviewed and approved PR #1078 and PR #1085, addressing time entry range and back-to-top button bugs, signaling progress for the project’s second phase. Hector’s week focused on investigating an intangible to tangible performance bug. Replicating Jae’s setup revealed severe application unresponsiveness, hindering tasks due to unreliable loading and crashes upon interaction. Despite updates, the freezing issue persisted, prompting a broader code analysis. Further testing highlighted ongoing loading and interaction challenges beyond the dashboard, expanding the investigation to identify potential un-mounted elements impacting application stability. Luis conducted a comprehensive PR review, evaluating 9 pull requests. He assessed frontend enhancements and backend contributions, including PRs 1093 and 1082, which introduced a responsive report display modal and consistent date format, respectively. He facilitated advanced scheduling capabilities in PR 1082, and evaluated PRs 1109, 1110, and 1108, ensuring task information preservation, icon consistency, and subtask alignment. Luis also provided feedback on PRs 1106, 1103, and 1072, contributing to the team’s collaborative efforts. Yiyun took the initiative to form her own group and ran the management work. Additionally, Yiyun played a key role in addressing CircleCI build failures, contributing her expertise to resolve the issues promptly. As always, she actively supported and assisted the entire team, offering her valuable insights and helping with various tasks as needed. Yiyun’s proactive approach and dedication significantly contributed to the team’s success and cohesion throughout the week. See the collage below for their work.
The PR Review Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Raul Effting (Jr. Front-End Web Developer and Manager) and Alyx Parr (Senior Support Specialist and Team Manager). This week’s active members of this team (completing a minimum of 10 volunteer hours each) were: Anish Pandita (Software Engineer), Cheng-Yun Chuang (Software Engineer), Eduardo Varjão (Frontend Developer), Haohui Lin (Software Engineer), Jacky Li (Software Engineer), Jerry Ren (Full Stack Developer), Jiadong Zhang (Software Engineer), Jiyuan Xia (Software Engineer), Luis Arevalo (Front End Developer), Masasa Thapelo (Software Engineer), Navneeth Krishna (Software Engineer), Nouman Abidi (Software Engineer), Oleksandr Riazantsev (Software Engineer), Ramya Ramasamy (Full Stack Developer), Roberto Contreras (Software Engineer), Sanjana Rao (Software Engineer), Shantanu Kumar (Full Stack Software Developer), Shihao Xiong (Software Engineer), Vansh Patel (Software Engineer), Veronica (Software Engineer), Yao Wang (Software Engineer). YuFu Liao (Software Engineer), Yuri Andrade (Software Engineer) and Zijie Yu (Volunteer Software Engineer). They reviewed all the Highest Good Network PRs (Pull Requests) shared in this week’s update. The collage below shows a compilation of the work from this team.
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