Creating self-replicating patterns of positive change, One Community is dedicated to transforming the world through open sourcing and free-sharing sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. Committed to “The Highest Good of All,” our all-volunteer team is pioneering a model that becomes a self-replicating global collaboration of teacher/demonstration hubs, regenerating our planet and creating a world that works for everyone.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement of self-replicating patterns of positive change as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the February 12th, 2024 edition (#569) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is creating self-replicating patterns of positive change 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) cleared out the check list by doing the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 4 Dome Structure Roof layout in Rhino, and illustration work showing beams and column. Below are some demonstration images of his work.
One Community is creating self-replicating patterns of positive change 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) advanced in the mood-boarding and cost analysis process for Room 7 in Duplicable City Center, focusing on integrating art deco furniture with colorful lighting to create a vibrant color palette. She gathered products in alignment with the design and measurements of the visualization. Moreover, Amiti visualized the renders for the older rooms based on feedback received during a team review. The collage below shows her work for the week.
Clarice Gaw Gonzalo (Architect) revised the feedback from last week, which involved swapping out some people and adding objects to the renders of the Duplicable City Center. Clarice focused on the pool area, where she created a green wall and gave it a 3-dimensional appearance by adding various plants with different colors. Additionally, she captured several angles of renders of the pool area and worked on the salad section of the kitchen area. You can see her renderings in the images below.
Julio Marín Bustillos (Mechanical Engineer) finalized the intricate task of designing City Center Hub Connector for all rows of the project. He ensured that each connector met the specifications and requirements of the overall structure. His work on the hub connectors is shown in the collage below.
Justin Varghese (Mechanical Engineer) worked on the structural FEA of the City Center Hub Connector, creating the meshing of the model. He ensured the proper mesh size and adjusted the size of the structural finite element analysis (FEA) mesh (finer mesh) until an acceptable level of accuracy was achieved within computational constraints. This will further be used to perform FEA simulation for the Hub Connector and help us determine which hub connector to choose for the final design. The Duplicable City Center is a foundation of how we’ll be creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. The collage below shows his work for the week.
One Community is creating self-replicating patterns of positive change 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, a core team member made progress on the Highest Good Food Tools and Equipment document by consolidating and condensing information on tools and equipment, including their names and photos, into a centralized location. He also sought feedback by emailing Hayley with comments and assigning her with the task of proofreading the complete food document.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) focused on the development of the Vegan Rice Recipes page, creating recipes such as Fluffy Vegan Pancakes, Tomato Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Sardines, Baked Potatoes and Green Peas, Spinach Salad with Butternut Squash, Roasted Potatoes and Cayenne Spiced Pecans, Braised Vegetables with Baked Salmon, Oven Baked Sweet Potato and Sauteed Vegetables, Three-Ingredient Pancakes, Chicken Bacon Pasta, Cabbage with Bacon and Onions, and Brown Rice Tofu and Cabbage Soup. Placeholder images were utilized for the PDF and completed recipe, awaiting final images. Comments on the Open Source DIY Earth Dam Design & Construction for Water Retention, Pond & Lake Creation were addressed, with corrections made, primarily focusing on adding “DIY Earth Dam” to the headings in the tables of contents. View the images for the food parts of this below.
Hayley Rosario (Sustainability Research Assistant) reviewed the Highest Good Food Tools and Equipment document, addressing formatting inconsistencies in the tools list by adding names. She supplemented the EDITs document with additional resources that were previously absent. Throughout this process, Hayley raised several inquiries and flagged specific items for further attention, leaving detailed comments and highlights for clarification. See her work in the collage below.
One Community is creating self-replicating patterns of positive change 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 self-replicating patterns of positive change 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. We also shot and incorporated the video above that talks about creating self-replicating patterns of positive change and how creating self-replicating patterns of positive change is a foundation of the bigger picture of everything One Community is doing. The pictures below show some of this work.
Another core team member worked on Highest Good Network PRs testing, confirming fixes for several PRs including Update Projects Page sorting PR#1812 & PR#693, Fix “Suggestions” Icon in Dashboard icons section (PR998), Add timelog icon/access to Task tab PR#1870, and Fix permission for edit tasks PR# 1742. However, issues persisted with PR#878 regarding missing shadows for OK and Cancel when viewing others’ Dashboards and PR#1471 for adding blue square scheduler list scheduled time off and their reasons, with formatting date issues. While Update Projects Page sorting was addressed (PR#1812 & PR#693), the option ‘g. 3RD PR: Add a sort button to the Members and Inventory heading’ remained unimplemented. She also addressed the New Max Personal Record award (PR#619) and resolved a query regarding badge display. She then set up the ‘Tanya-test Test1’ account for testing this PR as a core team member with a required time of 1 hour for further assessment. See the collage below to see their work for the week.
Aaron Wang (Fundraising Assistant) continued to help One Community with working on fundraising. Creating self-replicating patterns of positive change requires we get fully funded. Aaron researched organizations funded by Gordon Betty Moore and Michael R. Bloomberg. He documented the specifics of each donation, including the timing, the amount donated, and the identities of individuals involved from both the funding and receiving ends. You can view this work in the collage below.
Cody Media Productions (Video Editing Company) focused on refining the intro video for the weekly progress update YouTube videos, and incorporating feedback from the previous rough cut. They implemented necessary adjustments and supplemented the content with additional videos and images, particularly emphasizing aspects related to food and education. These videos will showcase the open-source components of One Community as the prototype for creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. You can view this work in the collage below.
Ray Lee (Digital Creator) helped this week by creating new images for the Highest Good Network app function that will be replacing how we send out our weekly newsletters sharing our progress creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. See the images below to view this work.
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 Camilla Okello (Administrative Assistant), Meenakshi Velayutham (Sustainability Associate), Olawunmi “Ola” Ijisesan (Administrative and Management Support), Ruiqi Liu (Administrative Assistant) and Xiaolai Li (Administrative Assistant). This week, Camilla emulated another administrator’s work, making necessary corrections and soliciting feedback. Catherine reviewed Admin, Blue Steel, Alpha teams, and individuals, organizing images and summaries in WordPress Editors, finalizing edits, and increasing SEO scores. Meenakshi checked the weekly summary page, reviewed cost analysis details for Earthbag Village development structures, and supported the integration of review feedback. She also reviewed web design formatting and began researching sustainable food. Ola focused on training, assessing delegated tasks, streamlining Admin responsibilities, and updating organizational documents. She also emphasized precision in tracking progress reports and ensured the submission of task images. Ruiqi completed review processes for multiple teams, provided feedback, created collage images, generated SEO keywords, and revised various tables based on feedback and requirements. Xiaolai revised summaries, organized images, and completed weekly reports. Additionally, he updated webpages, reviewed team member training processes, and created pivot tables for financial visualization, while also updating tables and charts for wind energy research. These are the managers helping us manage the current process of creating One Community as the prototype for creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. 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 Yongjian Pan (Software Engineer) and includes Shamim Rahman (Software Engineer) and Chengyan Wang (Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software is how we’ll be managing and objectively measuring our process for creating self-replicating patterns of positive change through our social architecture, construction, production, and maintenance processes. This week, Shamim reviewed nine different pull requests with the following identifiers: PR#419, PR#1763, PR#935, PR#627, PR#1603, PR#731, PR#1905, PR#670, PR#1752. He tested the functionality associated with the PRs, providing comments along with screenshots and videos. PR#935, PR#1763, PR#1905, and PR#1603 were identified as not functioning as intended, and relevant screenshots were included in Dropbox for documentation purposes. Chengyan’s focus was on initiating and advancing the development of the “Reusables” feature, aimed at listing reusable items within the system. He also worked on resolving auto-refresh issues in the UpdateConsumablesBulkTable component, implementing a submit button disable feature to enhance user experience, and refining code in the UpdateConsumablesBulkTable component for increased efficiency. Yongjian worked on resolving compilation errors resulting from merge conflicts in his PR #826, which aimed to establish a new maximum personal award record badge. He focused on identifying and debugging errors caused by misplaced syntax and code from resolving merged conflicts from different developers in his team. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. 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 Shiqing Pan (Full-Stack Software Developer) and Xiao Wang (Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software is how we’ll be managing and objectively measuring our process for creating self-replicating patterns of positive change through our social architecture, construction, production, and maintenance processes. Nathan had a review for the team, aiming to delegate this responsibility to Shiqing in the future. He assigned tasks to team members Hector and Shiqing within the HGN framework. Additionally, Nathan examined several PRs submitted by Jae and provided constructive feedback. To address a specific concern, Nathan investigated the “See Project Management Tab” permission for Jae, as conflicting information posed a challenge in locating this permission. Simultaneously, Xiao concentrated on resolving a bug (#1932) in the task tab, which caused a content overflow and the appearance of a horizontal scrollbar when the time entry filter was activated. Within the same pull request, he addressed an issue with the inconsistent width of the color bar. Xiao also spent some time troubleshooting a separate issue preventing password changes. Shiqing addressed a significant bug affecting users’ ability to view tasks, particularly those without team affiliations. Her analysis of the current system, with a specific focus on the usersWithTasks state, led to modifications in both backend and frontend components. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. 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 Nahiyan Ahmed (Full Stack Software Developer), Ramya Ramasamy (Software Engineer), Renan Luiz Santiago Martins César (Full-stack developer) and Sucheta Mukherjee (Software Developer). The Highest Good Network software is how we’ll be managing and objectively measuring our process for creating self-replicating patterns of positive change through our social architecture, construction, production, and maintenance processes. Renan identified bugs and troubleshooted terminal issues with MongoDB. He also worked on pull request reviews, providing feedback on several PRs, including 1930, 1927, 1926, 1920, and 1929. Nahiyan addressed bugs in the teams and projects tabs, rectifying issues and reporting them. He participated in the weekly standup, adding two new pull requests, numbered 1927 and 1931, to resolve these issues. Ramya focused on unit test cases, completing and creating pull requests for AddProjectPopup, RoleInfoModal, and ReportChart components. Additionally, she reviewed testing feedback on the Limit-See-All functionality and provided feedback on three PRs moved to the final review stage. Shantanu worked on performing pull request reviews for various tasks, such as optimizing member searches and fixing console errors on the Reports page. Anirudh reviewed teammates’ summaries, pictures, and weekly videos, ensuring everything met the required standards. He engaged in follow-ups with teammates to discuss and track their weekly work progress. He also coded the initial unit test cases for the Teams tab and continued to work on additional unit test cases for the Team Tab. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. 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 Demi Zayas (Full Stack Software Engineer) and includes Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer), Christy Guo (Software Engineer), Ilya Flaks (Software Engineer), Kavya Alla (Software Engineer), Kevin Hinh (Software Engineer), and Shereen Punnassery (Full Stack Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software is how we’ll be managing and objectively measuring our process for creating self-replicating patterns of positive change through our social architecture, construction, production, and maintenance processes. Kavya concentrated on developing the CSS for the UpdateTool and UploadTool components, aligning the styling with the wireframe specifications. For the UpdateTool, she created the UpdateTool.css file, translating design requirements into functional and CSS code. She also applied her expertise to the UploadTool component’s CSS, ensuring design consistency with the Figma wireframe in terms of layout, color schemes, typography, and responsive design. Ilya completed the “Add Consumables” functionality for Phase II, uploading updates to GitHub and creating Pull Requests #737 and #1926 for the backend and front end. He participated in collaborative efforts, including reviewing PR#1752/670. Ilya met with Demi and gained deeper insights into Phase II procedures, requirements, and forthcoming steps. He assisted Demi with coding challenges in the ToolsList functionality and guided Renan Luiz on addressing a bug from the Phase I Bug list. Shereen focused on unit testing for the PauseAndResume Button on the user management page, resolving rendering issues and ensuring successful behavioral testing. Kevin worked on the Timelog component for the BMdashboard, implementing the design as specified in the Figma wireframe. Christy concentrated on Task 9.2.1 and 9.2.2, implementing the form for submitting equipment purchase requests and addressing small bugs under Task 611, along with reviewing and testing pull requests. Aishwarya rectified the equipment list display issue, enhanced the frontend code for data specificity, and created database records for equipment visibility. She is set to raise pull requests for both frontend and backend tasks related to the equipment list view. Additionally, she reviewed pull requests and planned to tackle pending tasks. Demi created a new tools default page, and was assigned the back end of the tool’s default page, initiating the initial setup and file preparation. Demi also reviewed her team’s daily summaries, providing constructive feedback, and staying informed about each team member’s daily tasks and progress. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. The collage below shows some of this work.
Moonfall Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Navneeth Krishna (Software Engineer) and includes Abdelmounaim “Abdel” Lallouache (Software Developer), Cheng-Yun Chuang (Software Engineer), Haoji Bian (Software Engineer), Jiadong Zhang (Software Engineer), Lu Wang (Software Engineer), Tzu Ning “Leo” Chueh (Software Engineer), YuFu Liao (Software Engineer) and Zubing Guo (Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software is a foundation of what we’ll be using to measure and assist our process of creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. Abdelmounaim focused on resolving bugs within the system, including adding role permissions for Admin and Owner accounts to oversee time off requests. Cheng-Yun refined the unit test code for Member.jsx, focusing on investigating the lack of synchronization between Redux store state and component states. Haoji worked on enhancing the user interface by setting appropriate headers and fine-tuning visual elements, implementing environmentally themed headers for email confirmation notifications. Jiadong contributed to API development for replacing badges on the dashboard, debugging the badge count API, refactoring code segments, and implementing functionality to increment the badge count by one. Lu focused on debugging the add more corner test cases for the test files EditTaskModal and ImportModal. Navneeth performed a review of suggestions for the task “Add google doc link to weekly summaries email Admins get,” proposing necessary code updates and finishing final reviews on multiple pull requests. He also contributed to the ongoing development of the “Create Weekly Summary Email for Admins” task and fulfilled responsibilities as Team Manager for Team Moonfall. Tzu-Ning analyzed code changes in DropdownComponent.js, aiming to incorporate role-based access control for dropdown updates, and reviewed PR#1545 to ensure functionality across user roles. Yufu collaborated with Chengyan to resolve testing errors in pull request #1851, tested and checked Add key Weekly Summary components in the “Reports” section, and continued work on column editability. Zubing focused on resolving the PR build failure issue during npm test, attempting different approaches, including adding test cases in WeeklySummary component and discussing solutions with team members. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. Look below for a collage of their work.
Reactonauts’ Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Masasa Thapelo (Software Engineer) and includes Changhao Li (Software Engineer), Jay Yong (Software Engineer), Shivansh Sharma (Software Developer), Shiwani Rajagopalan (Software Engineer), Vikram Badhan (Software Engineer), Xiao Zhang (Software Engineer) and Yixiao Jiang (Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software a foundation of what we’ll be using to measure and assist our process of creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. Changhao focused on unit testing for WeeklySummariesReport, addressing issues, assisting new members, and reporting progress to the team manager. Jay, through various pull requests, implemented changes for user permissions, enabling specific access to features based on permissions. Shivansh resolved intricacies related to badge assignments, particularly focusing on streaks within the dashboard interface. He completed an investigation, aiming to identify the root cause by replicating reported issues in his local development environment. Shiwani created nine unit tests for the WBSItem component, covering various functionalities and setting up rendering props. Vikram concentrated on configuring local environments, reviewing five pull requests, and addressing a non-functionality issue in the HGN application. Xiao reviewed 20 pull requests, spanning both frontend and backend repositories, focusing on code integrity, functionality, and adherence to project standards. Yixiao resolved form file issues, drafting test cases, modifying the test method for class-based components, and addressing encountered problems. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. Look below for pictures of this work.
Skye’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Luis Arevalo (Front End Developer) and includes Haoxiang Geng (Full Stack Developer), John Mumbi (Developer), Jiarong Li (Software Engineer), Roberto Contreras (Software Developer), Yao Wang (Software Engineer) and Zuhang Xu (Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software is a foundation of what we’ll be using to measure our results of creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. Haoxiang focused on the frontend codebase, scrutinizing all elements associated with the project’s components. His focus included functionalities such as project additions, member searches, and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) creation. Jiarong updated WeeklySummariesReport.jsx in the HGN Software Development project from a class to a functional component. John delved into familiarizing himself with the code base, contributing to Pull Request (PR) 1910 by integrating an editable component and assigning editing privileges to the Owner role. He also implemented styling for the component and actively resolved conflicts on GitHub. Luis focused on adding and deleting warnings from the component. He completed fetching, posting, and deleting a warning. Upon deleting the current warnings, he sought clarification from Jae on whether they should be fully deleted or hidden. Roberto concentrated on advancing tasks by updating outdated pull requests, transitioning the OpenCage API call to the backend, and resolving conflicts while updating the pull request for viewing another user’s dashboard. He also identified and fixed memory leaks, including a bug causing crashes during navigation between user profile pages. Yao addressed a bug in PR#1895, enabling reading of role types, and updated the new PR. While reviewing bug documentation, Yao aimed to complete final testing for multiple PRs encompassing frontend and unit testing. Zuhang addressed several issues related to badge functionality. He created a new PR request, PR 1940. Zuhang also worked on troubleshooting a problem on the dashboard page, where a badge displaying a 3-digit number was not correctly centered within its blue circle. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. See the collage below for some of their work.
The PR Review Team’s summary covering their work on the Highest Good Network software was managed by Olawunmi Ijisesan (Administrative and Management Support). The Highest Good Network software is a foundation of what we’ll be using to measure our results of creating self-replicating patterns of positive change. This week’s active members of this team were: Aaron Persaud (Software Developer), Anirudh Dutt (Software Developer), Carl Bebli (Software Developer), Clemar Nunes (Web Developer), KaiKane Lacno: Software Developer and Team Manager
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