Creating an open source world, One Community is excited to share replicable plans for sustainable living. Our innovative model, designed for The Highest Good of All,” covers sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement for creating an open source world as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the January 8th, 2024 edition (#564) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is creating an open source world 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, Abhishek Kadian (Architect) worked on creating a Revit file of a 4-dome structure for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1), adding more details to the model such as the site and dome structure details. Additionally, Abhishek researched wooden joist fixing details and gathered some reference images of roof detailing in a way to incorporate them into the Revit model to the proper detailed section. Earthbag Village is the first village we are open sourcing as part of our process for creating an open source world. See the collage below for an idea of his work on the dome structure details.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) worked on enhancing the Open Source DIY Earth Dam and construction for the Water Retention, Pond, and Lake Creation page. A section was added, titled DIY Earth Dam Disaster Risk Mitigation, which delves into the purpose of risk assessment to aid individuals, organizations, dam owners, and operators in comprehending measures to minimize the risks and enhance resilience to dam failure. The section provides an overview of risk reduction measures adaptable to diverse situations, along with additional resources for further information. DIY and open source earthworks tutorials are a significant part of our process for creating an open source world. Check out the images below to see Charles’ work on dam design and construction.
Yiwei He (Mechanical Engineer) worked on conducting simulations for her teammate’s updated CADs and calculating the estimated loading weight required for Chris’s Vermiculture Toilet design. DIY and open source human waste processing designs are an important part of our process for creating an open source world. The collage below shows some of Yiwei’s work for the week.
One Community is creating an open source world 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, Julio Marín Bustillos (Mechanical Engineer) achieved the completion and placement of the initial variation of the City Center hub connector for the fifth row. He also began the design work on the second variation of the hub connector for the same row. The complexity of the fifth row’s design demands a total of four variations to accommodate its unique structural requirements. This particular row stands out as the most time-consuming phase of the project due to the need for multiple variations. DIY and open source Duplicable City Center construction tutorials are a significant part of our process for creating an open source world. See the collage below for an idea of Julio’s contributions from this week.
Justin Varghese (Mechanical Engineer) generated 3D CAD models for the bolts and nuts corresponding to the design of the new City Center hub connector, subsequently integrating them into the new hub connector file. This integrated file is planned for utilization in the forthcoming finite element analysis (FEA) simulation, focusing on assessing the connector’s performance under full load conditions. The outcomes of this simulation will inform the selection of the final hub connector design. Additionally, adjustments were made to the inner ring diameters following recommendations from the Senior Engineer. DIY and open source Duplicable City Center construction tutorials are a significant part of our process for creating an open source world. Check out the collage below to see Justin’s work on the hub connector engineering for this week.
One Community is creating an open source world 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 working with Hayley on the Highest Good food component. We reviewed the Food Edits document, focusing on food supply, transition kitchen, location designations, composting, vermiculture, soil amendments, hoop houses, gardens, and swales. Our progress was made in completing additional swale plant materials and determining their planting locations around the swales. We addressed and clarified comments, and assigned specific research topics related to the projects. The One Community food infrastructure is an open-source foundation of our designs for creating an open source world. You can see the images in the collage below.
Hayley Rosario (Sustainability Research Assistant) continued her review of the open-source Highest Good Food rollout plan. Hayley’s research addressed minor issues related to links and vocabulary, formatted various items, and verified the alignment of some content with the original document. She focused on formatting and linking plants in the EDITs document to their respective Wikipedia pages. Additionally, Hayley initiated the exploration of integrating One Community’s plan into schools and other organizations. The One Community food and housing infrastructure will provide the space and time freedom for the One Community team focused on creating an open source world. See below for some of her work.
Smit Bhoir (Data and Business Analyst) continued data analysis for the menus for the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. Smit concluded the Transition Kitchen menu data task. He participated in the weekly meeting with Harsha and Catherine, contributing to the strategic planning discussions for the Google AdWords user engagement project. His responsibilities extended to creating a tutorial on data analysis and reviewing the Google Ads dashboard. In addition, he reviewed Shaurya’s PR review team. The One Community food infrastructure is an open-source foundation of our designs for creating an open source world. A visual representation of Smit’s work is shown in the collage below.
One Community is creating an open source world 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 an open source world 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 55 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. We also shot and incorporated the video above that talks about how creating an open source world is a foundation of the bigger picture of everything One Community is doing. The pictures below show some of this work.
The core team also tested the Highest Good Network PRs for One Community, we concentrated on testing and resolution of the High Gravity Node (HGN) Pull Requests (PRs). Notable accomplishments include the resolution of multiple PRs, such as PR#1123, PR675, PR1310, PR1316, PR1274, PR1211, and PR1338+480. We encountered challenges with PR1162, and PR#1280, specifically a 403 error. The Highest Good Network software is how we’ll be measuring progress toward creating an open source world through our social architecture, construction, production, and maintenance processes. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating an open source world. See the collage of pictures below that are related to this week’s work.
Aaron Wang (Fundraising Assistant) continued to help One Community with working on fundraising. We won’t be able to be creating an open source world without funding. Aaron researched on seven potential funders and philanthropists: Nat Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons, Orion and Jackie Hindawi, Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones, Jeremy and Hanne Grantham, Marcel and Cynda Collins Arsenault, Jon and Helaine Ayers, and Leon Cooperman. The focus of his investigation was on their sustainability activities, philosophical approaches, and funding histories, as well as the organizations they have funded. See the Highest Good Society for more on our model for creating an open source world. You can view this work in the collage below.
Jin Hua (Website, AdWords, and Analytics Administrator) spent this week helping mostly with Google Analytics, trying to figure out how to improve our site rankings, organic search results, page indexing, and overall user engagement. See below for images related to this.
Vishvesh Sheoran (Artificial Intelligence Specialist) focused on elevating the SEO performance of blog posts featured on the One Community website. These focus on key SEO terms like “creating an open source world”. Vishvesh amplified the SEO across approximately seven posts on the live main site of One Community, surpassing the 80 mark. He elevated the SEO of select posts to above 90 to work on the goal of creating optimal SEO performance. See the work in the image below.
The Administration Team’s summary, covering their work administrating and managing most of One Community, was managed by Catherine Liu (Administrative and Analytics Assistant, Team Manager) and includes Alyx Parr (Senior Support Specialist), Melina Chen (Administrative Assistant), Ruiqi Liu (Administrative Assistant), Shaurya Sareen (Administrative Assistant), and Xiaolai Li (Administrative Assistant). This week, Alyx took on various responsibilities within the virtual team, assessing Ruiqi’s contributions to the blog section and evaluating Xiaolai’s work. In addition to temporarily assuming Melina’s duties for the blog page, Alyx corrected the page for clarity and consistency. She also played a key role in editing blog #269, focusing on SEO improvements by enhancing Image Title attributes and Alt texts. Alyx completed the RankMath list, incorporating positive G sentiment words to optimize SEO performance. Catherine reviewed Admin, Blue Steel, Alpha teams, and individuals, organizing images and summaries in WordPress Editors and finalizing edits. She scrutinized her work, comparing it with the final webpage to identify errors. Catherine increased SEO scores for three previous blog pages to over 90 and participated in the OCG meeting, gaining access to Google Ads. Melina did a web design review for the Water Conservation page, and finalizing comments for web designer Chuck’s implementation. She also reviewed and verified previous comments on the live page and focused on the Duplicable City Center Dome Connector Engineering page review. Ola prioritized various weekly responsibilities, including validating summaries, reviewing for Admins and PR teams, and organizing the weekly workspace for Admin teams. Additionally, she assessed SEO optimization for specific previous blogs. Ruiqi completed the four-step review process for Code Crafters Git-R-Done, Graphic Design, and Expresser Team, providing feedback and creating collage images for each team. She generated SEO keywords from weekly summaries, incorporating them as Alt Titles in WordPress. Ruiqi worked on the Food Infrastructure Comprehensive Cost Analysis Spreadsheet, enhancing the Large-scale Garden table with food categories and creating a Walipinis and Aquapinis table with updated food information and prices. Shaurya reviewed pull requests, addressed issues with team members, and updated tracking sheets for the Highest Good Network team. He created a concise team summary and compiled a team collage featuring all PRs. Finally, Xiaolai completed weekly report 563, reviewing livestock costs and integrating cost analysis into financial statements. He finished the draft of the financial sheet for the food infrastructure and organized summaries and documents for weekly report 564. These are the managers helping us manage the current process of creating One Community, one purpose of which is creating an open source world. See the Highest Good Society for more on how all this relates to creating an open source world. You can see the work for the team in the image below.
The Alpha Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Carl Bebli (Software Engineer, Team Manager) and includes Yongjian Pan (Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software is how we’ll be measuring progress toward creating an open source world through our social architecture, construction, production, and maintenance processes. This week, Carl fixed a problem where review request emails were being sent twice. He made sure that the emails were delivered only to either the community or the team’s manager, and not both. In addition to co-hosting weekly meetings with Team Alpha, where he participated in discussions regarding Phase Two challenges, Carl worked on the pending Equipment/Tools component. He provided constructive feedback and resolved identified issues under PR #1556, #1754, #1759, #1764, #1766, #1767, #1778, and #1779. Meanwhile, Yongjian directed his focus towards resolving console log and compilation time errors that surfaced subsequent to addressing merge conflicts in his pull request, PR #42, which aimed at implementing a dark mode for the entire application. Simultaneously, he addressed the suggested changes for his pull requests, PR #1318 and PR #1331. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating an open source world. View some of this work in the collage below.
The Blue Steel Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Nathan Hoffman (Software Engineer, Team Manager) and includes Haohui Lin (Software Engineer), Xiao Wang (Software Engineer), and Yubo Sun (Full Stack Software Developer). The Highest Good Network software is how we’ll be measuring progress toward creating an open source world through our social architecture, construction, production, and maintenance processes. Haohui focused on enhancing the user interface by implementing the “Delete Blue Squares” and “Edit Blue Squares” buttons within the Permission popup window. His primary task was to ensure that users with the necessary permissions could seamlessly view, update, and delete blue squares in the task titled “Handle and Delete Blue Squares Permissions.” Meanwhile, Nathan responded to Slack messages and resolved merge conflicts. He added the bio toggle permission to the permissions spreadsheet and provided constructive feedback on Yongjian’s changes, emphasizing areas that required improvement. Nathan contributed to debugging efforts with Jae, addressing issues related to the separation of admin links from important information in their permissions implementation. Additionally, Nathan worked on Xiao’s pull request, contributing to its completion. The team utilized a pre-existing popup modal for the team summary due date reminder. Shubhankar concentrated on team management and bug resolution throughout the week. He reviewed summaries, pictures, and videos submitted by team members, offering valuable feedback for improvement. Shubhankar’s worked on transforming Figma mockups into user interfaces, with focus on adding essential components under a new page in the “Reports” tab, enhancing overall functionality. Xiao, on the other hand, addressed various issues through proactive measures, creating hotfixes PR#1769 and PR#676 to rectify the incorrect display of the active icon in the team member modal while adding a new team member. Xiao also assisted Jae in resolving an account login issue on the development site. During the FilteredTimeEntry refactor process, he resolved the issue of the completed task name not displaying correctly on the TimeEntryForm modal dropdown, to incorporate this fix into the refactor pull request. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating an open source. The collage below shows some of this work.
The Code Crafters Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Anirudh Ghildiyal (Software Engineer) and includes Ramya Ramasamy (Software Engineer), Shantanu Kumar (Software Engineer), and Sucheta Mukherjee (Software Developer). The Highest Good Network software is how we create an open source world through our social architecture, construction, production, and maintenance processes. Ramya completed unit test cases for two components, generating pull requests for each. In response to team requests, she retested two pull requests, accompanied by documentation for the relocation of unit test cases to the appropriate path, contributing to the overall enhancement of unit test documentation. Sucheta accomplished the completion of PR1715 by incorporating the requested changes from reviewers, updating the code, and completing testing to ensure optimal functionality. Additionally, she adjusted the ‘Schedule Time Off’ button’s behavior. Furthermore, Sucheta initiated PR1738, introducing system features like alphabetical sorting of the project list, filtering by categories, and distinguishing projects based on active or inactive status. Shantanu focused on enhancing the Profile dot nav component. He reviewed various tasks, including Shivansh’s #1765, which involved adding permissions rechecks, unit tests for resetpasswordbutton #1778, and unit test cases for resetpasswordpopup.jsx #1779. Anirudh created the test cases for the Permission Management unit. He also resolved a bug in SingleTask. Additionally, he also reviewed teammates’ summaries, pictures, and weekly videos, revealing positive outcomes across the board. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating an open source world. The collage below shows some of this work.
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 Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer), Olga Yudkin (Software Engineer) and Vishala Ramasamy (Software Developer). The Highest Good Network software is how we create an open source world through our social architecture, construction, production, and maintenance processes. Tim spearheaded a substantial overhaul of the Phase 2 building and inventory management software documentation, enriching it with descriptions of numerous new components and updating existing ones to align with recent functionalities. He reviewed multiple pull requests from team members and authored pull requests for both frontend and backend branches of the Add Material Type feature, accompanied by testing instructions. Olga accomplished the full development of the tool view page, ensuring accurate tool details are displayed. She merged two pull requests, addressing both front-end and back-end components. Olga initiated back-end work on the added tool form component, progressing the front-end integration of essential components. Demi focused on PR reviews and bug resolution within Phase 2 WBS. She identified unresolved functionalities and efficiently approved PRs 1771 and 677, confirming successful equipment addition. Vishala resolved backend issues with the Learboard and Tasks APIs caused by increased data load, applying effective MongoDB aggregation techniques to optimize performance. Aishwarya finalized front-end development for the consumables purchase request form and started seamless backend implementation. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating an open source world. The collage below shows some of this work.
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