One Community is facilitating eco-cooperatives making a difference through collaborative action. Our all-volunteer team is dedicated to creating a sustainable blueprint that transcends borders. By fostering global collaboration, we’re not just envisioning change; we’re actively making it happen. The heart of our mission lies in “The Highest Good of All“, driving us to pioneer and create tools, tutorials, and DIY instructions for sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. Through open sourcing and free-sharing all of these, our model is designed as a catalyst for eco-cooperatives, forming a global network of teacher/demonstration hubs working towards a world that works for everyone.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement of eco-cooperatives making a difference as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the February 5th, 2024 edition (#568) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is facilitating eco-cooperatives making a difference 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 the research for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 4 Dome Structure Roof, searching for relevant data on the One Community website related to the project. Abhishek made some changes to the Revit file based on the feedback received in the last work submission and modified the Rhino Earthbag laying work for the structure. See an idea of his work in the collage below.
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) reviewed the 3D renders she generated for Room 7 in the Duplicable City Center, initially centered around a Neo-futuristic aesthetic. The renders integrated art deco-style furniture and futuristic lighting, with strategic adjustments to the color palette. Amiti evaluated the furniture and material palettes, applying a cost analysis approach to guide decision-making. Subsequently, she used this analysis to create an initial mood board for the room, presented through slides. The collage below shows her work for the week.
Clarice Gaw Gonzalo (Architect) responded to feedback from the previous week by revising existing renders of the Duplicable City Center. In particular, she focused on transforming the kitchen area into a buffet-style space, enhancing the overall ambiance. She worked on updating pool textures and adjusting pool opacity to unveil stairs beneath. Additionally, Clarice ensured clothing consistency across individuals in certain scenes, aligning their attire with a specific season. She continued her work on another room, populating it with a diverse range of people to enhance realism and inclusivity. You can see her renderings in the images below.
Julio Marín Bustillos (Mechanical Engineer) completed all City Center hub connectors for the sixth row. With this task concluded, he transitioned to begin work on the hub connectors for the 7th row. His work on the hub connectors is shown in the collage below.
Justin Varghese (Mechanical Engineer) worked on creating constraints and manual contacts (bonded, separation, etc.) for the structural finite element analysis (FEA) of the City Center Hub Connector. The focus was on ensuring the proper degree of freedom for each solid/component. These defined parameters will be used for the upcoming FEA simulation of the Hub Connector, assisting in the selection of the final hub connector design. The Duplicable City Center is a foundation of how we’ll demonstrate eco-cooperatives making a difference. The collage below shows his work on hub connectors for the week.
One Community is facilitating eco-cooperatives making a difference 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 project, collaborating with Hayley via two phone calls. Their focus was adapting the Earthbag Village format to the specific needs of Highest Good Food. The Food Infrastructure Comprehensive Cost Analysis Spreadsheet served as a valuable resource, aiding in the organization and segmentation of the tool lists. See the collage below for an idea of this work.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) focused on the development of the Vegan Rice Recipes page. He created a variety of recipes, including Crispy Spanish Potatoes, Fried Radishes and Turnips with Bacon, Eggs and Black Beans, Quinoa Shakshuka, Sweet Potatoes and Collard Greens with BBQ Meatloaf, Roasted Sweet Potato, Wilted Garlic Kale, Poached Egg and Almonds, Brown Rice with Stir-Fried Chicken and Broccoli, Vegetable Quinoa Muffins, Garlic Brussels Sprouts Potatoes and Baked Tofu, One Pan Potato and Portuguese Chicken, Farfalle/Bowtie Herb Pasta and Broccoli with Chicken Thighs, Black Bean, Tofu and Avocado Rice Bowl, and Scallion Hummus Pasta with Chicken Thighs. To enhance the visual appeal of the page, placeholder images were temporarily utilized for the PDF and completed recipe, with plans to replace them with final images once they become available. Food is a significant part of how One Community will demonstrate eco-cooperatives making a difference. Check out the collage below to see some of the recipes he created.
One Community is facilitating eco-cooperatives making a difference 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 facilitating eco-cooperatives making a difference 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 53 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 eco-cooperatives making a difference and how eco-cooperatives making a difference 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 the resolution of several items, including making non-editable fields obvious when viewing tasks for classes that lack editing permissions (PR#1745), implementing a floating and dismissible team notification modal (PR#1575), differentiating Personal Max Badge in the New Badges Earned section (PR#1894), correcting dates for the working week, validating the Weekly Committed Hours during user setup (PR#1906), ensuring the User Profile Page functions properly when resized under 1025px wide (PR#1906), and improving the efficiency of the Team Management page while fixing the active/inactive dot (related to PR#1760). They addressed a bug related to multiple entries in reports for a badge entered only once, responded to a volunteer regarding the inability to test PR#545 due to missing permissions, and organized a reported bug into the correct section with appropriate formatting, specifically related to sorting searched users by the Active/Inactive column. See the collage below to see their work for the week.
Cody Media Productions (Video Editing Company) continued creating a new version of the background video for the weekly progress update YouTube videos. They focused on the production of a rough cut for the introductory video. The team incorporated video and images specifically the housing, to integrate with the accompanying music. These videos will showcase the open-source components of One Community as the prototype for eco-cooperatives making a difference. You can view this work in the collage 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 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 finalized her training and refined collages by using GIMP to resize them for web integration. Catherine reviewed multiple teams and individual members, organizing materials in WordPress Editors, finalizing edits, and increasing SEO scores for specific pages. Meenakshi continued administrative tasks, reviewing webpage content, managing announcements, and analyzing cost spreadsheets for integration requests. Ola completed tasks guiding a trainee, familiarizing herself with video tutorials, updating team tables, and addressing PR team feedback. Ruiqi completed reviews for multiple teams, created collages, integrated SEO keywords, and updated cost analysis spreadsheets, expanding the analysis scope. Xiaolai edited and submitted weekly reports, integrated feedback into financial spreadsheets, and improved business plan presentations with updated tables and charts. These are the managers helping us manage the current process of creating One Community as the prototype for eco-cooperatives making a difference. You can see the work for the team in the image 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 Xiao Wang (Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software is a foundation of what we’ll be using to measure eco-cooperatives making a difference. Nathan worked on updating the permissions spreadsheet and responding to Slack messages regarding reviewed PRs. He investigated the continuous downtime of the site following the surge outage, eliminating Azure as the root cause and seeking a solution for the surge outage problem. Nathan also addressed a bug associated with the weekly summary not submitting. In parallel, Xiao submitted three pull requests: PR#1902 introduced a one-day filter for displaying time entries within the same day, PR#730 addressed a backend inconsistency in profile picture size validation to align with the front, and PR#1911 provided a crucial hotfix to ensure consistency between logged time entries and the actual timer time. Xiao also extended support to teammates Shereen and Mohammad in setting up their development environments and collaborated with Jae to identify and address issues related to PR#1909. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to eco-cooperatives making a difference. The collage below shows some of this work. 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), and Sucheta Mukherjee (Software Developer). The Highest Good Network software is a foundation of what we’ll be using to measure eco-cooperatives making a difference. Anirudh reviewed teammates’ summaries, pictures, and weekly videos, ensuring adherence to required standards. He also took charge of the weekly standup, engaging in follow-ups with team members to discuss and monitor their work progress. Additionally, Anirudh addressed a failing unit test case by fixing the code and debugging, and all test cases passed. He reviewed the process by raising a pull request and committed the final formatting and documentation changes to Git for version control. Ramya focused on developing unit test cases for specific components and provided valuable assistance to team members in debugging. She solved issues related to beta downtime and contributed code enhancements, exemplified by a new pull request for the limit see-all feature. Sucheta concentrated on completing PR1899 and PR711, introducing a visual indication of AI prompt updates by the owner. She handled feedback and inquiries related to PR1899 and undertook managerial responsibilities by reviewing relevant documents. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to eco-cooperatives making a difference. 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), Huimin Yu (Software Developer), Ilya Flaks (Software Engineer), Kavya Alla (Software Engineer), and Shereen Punnassery (Full Stack Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software is a foundation of what we’ll be using to measure eco-cooperatives making a difference. Shereen finished PR reviews, testing various features such as tracking warnings issued by an Admin or Owner account, the notification for new AI prompts, and the fix for the incorrect end date on the reports and user management pages. She also reviewed PRs 1873+718, 1899+711, and 1852, while also starting work on the unit test for the pause and resume button on the user management page. Aishwarya focused on resolving conflicts in the pull request for the front end of the tool purchase request form, addressing an issue hindering form submission. She progressed on the frontend task for the Equipmentlist project and worked on the backend and planning PR reviews. Ilya advanced Phase II’s “create add consumables route,” enhancing front-end validation and transitioning to pulling measurement units from the Redux store. He addressed feedback on various PRs, including hover effects, color inconsistencies in charts, and fixing issues beyond the original scope. Demi incorporated code into the “Tools List” main and “Tools Table” components to align with the existing “Materials List” component’s layout and design while focusing on the routing for the “Tools List” component. She also familiarized herself with associated requirements through documentation reviews and video tutorial sessions. Huimin delved into bug and feature documentation, mastering task claims and pull request submissions. She identified three areas for intervention, deepening her understanding of the code. Kavya focused on developing the updateTool component as part of the assigned Update Tool task, with a particular emphasis on integrating the front end with the database. Drawing on the structure of the update Material feature, she constructed the front-end files for the Update Tool feature to establish a cohesive user experience. See the Highest Good Society and Highest Good Network pages for more on how this relates to eco-cooperatives making a difference. 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) and Zubing Guo (Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software is a foundation of what we’ll be using to measure eco-cooperatives making a difference. Abdel addressed specific technical challenges within the system, he resolved a bug related to the validation of the Weekly Committed Hours field during the user setup process. Additionally, he addressed an issue where the user Profile Page would go blank when resized under certain conditions. Cheng-Yun refined the unit test code for Member.jsx, investigating the Redux store state’s failure to change along with the component states. Haoji made an important update to the system’s image retrieval capabilities, enhancing the crawler proxy for increased compatibility and efficiency with WordPress-based content. Jiadong focused on enhancing the API for replacing badges on the dashboard, addressing a bug in the badge count API by constructing a router for badge count functionalities. Lu’s focus was on reviewing the required test files, specifically for the AddTaskModal, EditTaskModal, and ImportTask components. Navneeth completed the implementation and testing for the task “Add google doc link to weekly summaries email Admins get,” performing final reviews on PRs 1742 and 1875 and continuing work on the ongoing development of the “Create Weekly Summary Email for Admins” task while serving as Team Manager for Team Moonfall. Tzu-Ning validated and integrated Google Docs and Media folder URL functions, finalizing the logic for isValidMediaUrl and isValidGoogleDocsUrl functions to restrict users to acceptable links. Zubing focused on resolving the PR build failure issue when running npm tests, collaborating with team members and completing PR reviews for unit tests while exploring different solutions to fix the redux store-related problem. Learn more about how the Highest Good Network will measure and assist our process of eco-cooperatives making a difference on the Highest Good Network open source hub. 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), Shengwei Peng (Software Engineer), Shivansh Sharma (Software Developer), Shiwani Rajagopalan (Software Engineer), Vikram Badhan (Software Engineer) and Yixiao Jiang (Software Engineer). The Highest Good Network software a foundation of what we’ll be using to measure eco-cooperatives making a difference. Changhao worked on unit test development tasks, reported progress, and addressed website downtime issues. Jay created various pull requests encompassing both the front end and the back end. He created pull requests, implementing changes for specific permissions related to time entry forms. Shengwei implemented the setup invitation feature but faced challenges with a bug related to the refresh feature’s integration. Shivansh focused on resolving streak-related badge assignment issues within the dashboard. He implemented essential code modifications to ensure the correct assignment of badges when the necessary requirements are met. Shiwani enhanced role permissions for an additional leaderboard indicator and creating unit tests for the BlueSquare component. Vikram configured local environments, reviewed pull requests, and addressed a bug related to the “90-hour in one week” badge. Yixiao resolved issues with the TaskEditSuggestions file and started work on the form file. Learn more about how the Highest Good Network will measure and assist our process of eco-cooperatives making a difference on the Highest Good Network open source hub. 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 eco-cooperatives making a difference. Haoxiang focused on the frontend codebase, inspecting 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 focused on refactoring Redux functions, specifically mapStateToProps and mapDispatchToProps, in the HighestGoodNetworkApp GitHub repository. The branch underwent significant updates, including the rewrite of lifecycle methods and related class functions to enhance functionality and maintainability. John contributed the majority of his time to the onboarding process and leadership training programs, familiarizing himself with documentation and the codebase. In addition, he contributed to Pull Request 1908, focusing on adding a row to the ‘Leaderboard’ that will display the total number of ‘mentees’ upon completion. Luis initiated work on the functionality for adding and removing descriptions. He started by establishing a connection between the backend and frontend, encountering initial challenges in the process. Luis also progressed to implementing the ability to post a new description, creating a modal and a submission form. Roberto finalized the update to the round intangible time entry pull request, addressing git merge conflicts and adapting to recent changes in the timelog component. He resolved a state update issue, enhanced unit tests, and tackled a pull request for email notifications for owner accounts, overcoming challenges with expired credentials and permission issues. Yao completed the development of the FAQ button and info circle, finished testing despite disruptions due to website instability. He navigated challenges with a VPN and is set to raise a pull request while providing descriptive documentation for the developed features. Zuhang addressed several issues related to badge functionality. A noteworthy task involved troubleshooting a specific problem on the dashboard page, where a badge displaying a 3-digit number was not correctly centered within its blue circle. Learn more about how the Highest Good Network will measure and assist our process of eco-cooperatives making a difference on the Highest Good Network open source hub. 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). This week’s active members of this team were: Aaron Persaud (Software Developer), Carl Bebli (Software Developer), Clemar Nunes (Web Developer), Hector Jimenez (Software Engineer), Kaikane (Teaching Assistant (MERN STACK), Kevin Hinh (Software Engineer), Kurtis Ivey (Software Engineer), Mohammad Abbas (Software Engineer), Nahiyan Ahmed (Full Stack Software Developer), Nidhi Galgali (Software Developer), Olga Yudkin (Software Engineer), Peterson Rodrigues (Full-Stack MERN Stack Developer), Renan Luiz (Full-stack developer), Sai Deepak Dogiparthi (Software Developer), Shamim Rahman (Software Engineer), Shaofeng Li (Software Engineer), Shengjie (Software Engineer), Shiqing Pan (Full-Stack Software Developer), Sophie Lei (Software engineer), Swathy Jayaseelan (Software Engineer), Tim Kent (Full Stack Software Engineer), Xiao Zhang ( Software Engineer), and Zijie “Cyril” Yu (Software Engineer). They reviewed all the Highest Good Network PRs (Pull Requests) shared in this week’s update. The Highest Good Network software is how we’ll be measuring our progress toward eco-cooperatives making a difference. Learn more about how the Highest Good Network will measure and assist our process of eco-cooperatives making a difference in the Highest Good Network open source hub. The collage below shows a compilation of the work from this team.
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