Cooperatively designing a world that works for everyone is about fostering collaborative efforts that lead to sustainable solutions across various domains such as food, energy, housing, education, and social architecture. Our approach focuses on collective design and implementation, ensuring that every step we take is geared towards creating a world where all individuals thrive. What truly distinguishes One Community is our commitment to open sharing, making our entire process accessible to everyone, and facilitating a global movement towards a more inclusive and equitable future.
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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 October 30th, 2023 edition (#554) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is cooperatively designing a world that works for everyone 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, the core team continued the review of the Murphy Bed assembly instruction PDF document. We corrected comments related to blurry linked PDF documents, reviewed the Wall Section for lumber lists, cuts layout, and sizes against the 3D SketchUp model, commented on the missing width dimension for the wall part’s opening, reviewed the entire “Benches and Table” section, checked the updated lumber layout in the SketchUp model for the “Clothing & Storage” section, generated an image with all measurements for the upper shelving unit and added comments about the correct dimensions. The review extended up to page 106 of the “Murphy Bed assemble instruction PDF document.” See below for a collage of some of this work.
Yiwei He (Mechanical Engineer) continued assisting with the Vermiculture Toilet designs. Yiwei continued her review of the CAD model for the vermiculture container structure and subsequently organized a meeting with the team to discuss the next steps. She also met with the Duplicable City Center group to assess progress made, and researched finite element analysis (FEA) simulations for earthquake scenarios. See the pictures below.
Vidhi Bansal (3D Visualization Artist) completed another week of assisting with Earthbag Village. This week, Vidhi, worked on the 4 dome flythrough. She resized characters, paying careful attention to accurate scaling and double checking the measurements with the drawings provided. Additionally, the week saw efforts invested in refining animation quality and clothing quality, a process that encompassed control rig adjustments and comprehensive retouching for every character. She refined the animations and added more people. Vidhi also worked on test render output throughout the week which is being used to constantly test whether the animations are continuous and consistent. See below for some of the pictures.
One Community is cooperatively designing a world that works for everyone 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 (Architectural Designer) continued her work helping with the interior design details for the rental rooms within the Duplicable City Center. Amiti completed the development of the Japanese tea room-themed visitor room, incorporating recommended adjustments to the 3D visual representation and drawing inspiration from traditional Japanese tea room ambiance. She carried out post-processing on the room renders and produced a comprehensive mood board encompassing material selection, furniture design, color coordination, and paint palette curation through slides. Additionally, Amiti concluded the furniture and material selection process, resulting in a thorough cost analysis of the room. She also explored new themes for room design within the Duplicable City Center. See below for the collage of images related to this.
Justin Varghese (Mechanical Engineer) completed another week assisting with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. Justin’s primary focus has been on conducting a comprehensive stress analysis that encompasses the entire dome structure, including its beams and newly designed hub connectors. Within this scope, his activities have entailed defining contact types, such as bonded or separation contact, applying appropriate forces, establishing necessary constraints, and making informed choices regarding meshing scales. At present, Justin is working on the ongoing finite element analysis (FEA) simulation for the dome, furthering the understanding of its structural integrity. See some of the images below.
This week, the engineering summary was managed by Arvindh Xavier (Civil Engineer) and featured Julio Marín Bustillos (Mechanical Engineer) highlighting Julio’s completion of the design work for hub connectors in the third, fourth, and top (ninth) rows. As his focus shifts he will begin integrating the newly designed Dome Hub Connector into the overall structure. Julio will also begin conducting stress simulations across the entire structure, ensuring alignment with the project’s requirements and objectives, as he continues to make progress in this area. See the pictures below.
One Community is cooperatively designing a world that works for everyone 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, Hayley Rosario (Sustainability Research Assistant) continued her review of the open-source Highest Good Food designs. She reviewed materials and task lists, concurrently addressing the format of the existing webpage. She researched unfamiliar topics, formulating a list of questions for a discussion meeting with a member of our core team. Additionally, she provided links to the organized material task lists in her session summaries. See below for the images.
Smit Bhoir (Data and Business Analyst) started data tasks for the Kitchen Recipe, completed the Transition kitchen recipe menu cell referencing task for all the tabs linking them to MasterRecipe, and began cost analysis and other data related tasks assigned for the kitchen menu spreadsheet. He also attended weekly meetings with Harsha to improve Google Adwords user engagement and reviewed the Software PR review team’s work. See the collage below to view this work.
This week, the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan UI/UX Web and Graphics development was managed by Shivangi Patel (Graphic Designer), combining her work with the contributions of Rihab Baklouti (Freelance Generalist). Together they created finalized mock-up designs for what will be a new Open Source Menu web homepage. This collaborative process involved the exchange of feedback and revisions to ensure a polished final UI/UX product. See below for the images.
One Community is cooperatively designing a world that works for everyone 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 cooperatively designing a world that works for everyone 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 52 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 contributed this week by continuing to review Eckart Tolle’s audio recording “A New Earth”, including various thoughts that were then transcribed onto a separate Google doc. These quotes may be included in an upcoming update to the One Community website. View some of this work in the collage below.
Harsha Kulkarni (Data Analyst) continued working on One Community’s Google AdWords campaigns and Analytics details. This week, Harsha focused on comprehending Looker reports generated from Google Analytics. She took time to understand the current pipeline and dashboard setup and began migrating these reports to align with the Google Analytics 4 data source. Simultaneously, Harsha addressed ad campaign optimization, concentrating on enhancing the ad strength of specific ads within the Food ad campaign. Her efforts resulted in achieving an average ad strength level for the Apiary and Dam ad groups. The image below shows some of this work.
Jin Hua (Website, AdWords, and Analytics Administrator) helped answer questions for the Analytics team and began setting us up to redeploy Cloudflare now that we’ve got Nitropack working properly. See below for images related to this.
Vishvesh Sheora (Artificial Intelligence Specialist) focused on elevating the SEO performance of a multitude of blog posts featured on the One Community website. This week, Vishvesh partitioned the ‘About Us’ page from the ‘Global Sustainability Systems’ page, ensuring both attained exceptional SEO scores surpassing 90. In addition, he elevated the SEO score of the ‘Weekly Progress Update #539’ blog post to achieve a better SEO score over 80, aligning with the standards set by the RankMath SEO plugin. See the work in the image below.
This week, the Administration Team’s summary, covering their work administrating and managing most of One Community, was managed by Jamie Cruz (Administrative Assistant, Social Media Manager, and Team Manager) and includes Alyx Parr (Senior Support Specialist), Olawunmi “Ola” Ijisesan (Administrative and Management Support), Ruiqi Liu (Administrative Assistant), Shaurya Sareen (Administrative Assistant), and Xiaolai Li (Administrative Assistant). Alyx worked on various tasks related to the blog, editing and adding team summaries, fixing page summaries, copying content, downloading images, and providing feedback. She completed her contributions, followed up with team members, and initiated her part of the blog. Jamie contributed to multiple teams, including the Core Team, the Administration Team, Blue Steel, and individual collaborators, creating summaries, and collages, and proofreading. She also improved a training tutorial for incoming volunteers and began the set up process so she can post on social media as an administrator for One Community. Ola created summaries, images, picture collages, and SEO optimizations for the weekly blog, managing tasks for non-HGN team members, and providing reviews and feedback on PR team projects. Ruiqi focused on reviews and feedback for various teams, including the Funding Team, Git-R-Done Team, Graphic Design Team, and Expresser Team. She created collages, handled SEO keyword integration on WordPress, and revised the weekly progress update webpage. Shaurya worked on reviews of pull requests, ensuring team members followed the necessary steps and updating tracking sheets and tables to ensure compliance with minimum PRs and hours. He compiled a concise team summary and created collages featuring all PRs. Finally, Xiaolai oversaw the team’s progress, fixed errors in the weekly report draft, organized documents and comments, reviewed the business plan and cost analysis tables, and collected summaries, images, and videos of team members’ work for the week. The collage below shows some of this work.
This week, the Blue Steel Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Nathan Hoffman (Software Engineer and Team Manager) and includes Haohui Lin (Software Engineer), Xiao Wang (Software Engineer), and Yongjian Pan (React.js/MongoDB Full Stack Software Developer). Xiao worked on addressing feedback for the recently launched timer feature, improving user experience by allowing goal time customization and adding tooltips to timer buttons. Nathan was actively involved in reviewing team summaries and videos, reorganizing the permissions spreadsheet to incorporate categories and multi-checkboxes, and focusing on the cascading indenting functionality in the new permissions component. Haohui familiarized himself with app features and conducted PR reviews, including tasks related to fixing permissions for editing tasks. Yongjian eliminated unused React hooks in PR #1331 to resolve console log errors, aligned the user management page with display requirements, and implemented permissions for deletion, with an ongoing commitment to resolve a failed npm test blocking a PR merge. The collage below shows some of this work.
This week, the Expressers Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Tim Kent (Full Stack Software Engineer) and includes Aaron Persaud (Software Developer), Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer), Olga Yudkin (Software Engineer), Tianyuan Nan (Software Engineer), Vishala Ramasamy (Software Developer) and Yuri Clemente Andrade Sokolovicz (Software Engineer and Team Manager). Vishala created a pull request (PR) for the log materials task and implemented a pop-up window feature on the materials list page. Yuri focused on the final styling of the toolEquipmentList component and began backend development options. Tianyuan completed three PR reviews, addressed a console warning issue, and worked on the assigned bug regarding email list visibility. Olga fixed unit tests for the FoundUser component, refactored the BM dashboard component, and reviewed PR1447. Aaron worked on troubleshooting issues and resolving lint fixes, and assisted colleagues with debugging. Tim worked on developing ideas and processes for the Phase 2 Building Management Dashboard project, hosted the standup meeting, and began reorganizing the Add Materials code. Aishwarya reviewed Tim’s PR files to gain insights into the relationship between frontend and backend components. She held discussions with Jae to establish the framework for Phase 2 collections and, per their agreement, created a new collection. The collage below shows some of this work.
This week, the Funding Team’s summary, covering their work for One Community Funding, was managed by Aaron Wang (Fundraising Assistant). Aaron completed follow-up email communication with six donors who had previous connections, aiming to advance ongoing communication. He also initiated email contact with seven potential donors, expressing a desire to establish connections. Additionally, he did research on five additional potential funders, involving an assessment of their backgrounds, philosophy, funding track records, potential for securing funds, and the acquisition of their contact information. The collage below shows some of his work.
The PR Review Team’s summary covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Shaurya Sareen (Administrative Assistant). This week’s active members of this team were: Anish Pandita (Software Engineer), Chirayu Rai (Software Engineer), Jahanzaib Malik (Software Engineer), John Ifeanyi Omeokwe (Software Engineer), Kavya Alla (Software Engineer), Mohit Bali (Software Engineer), Mike – Munkh Erdene Erdenebulgan (Full Stack Developer), Palak Gosalia (Software Engineer), Savio Mendes (Software Engineer), and Yi Lin (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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