At One Community, we are proud to be leading the global-sustainability systems movement. Our all-volunteer team is dedicated to creating a world that works for everyone by integrating sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. Our model becomes self-replicating and will be used to create a global collaboration of teacher/demonstration hubs, all while doing this for “The Highest Good of All“. We believe in open sourcing and free sharing the complete process to evolve sustainability and regenerate our planet.
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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 May 14th, 2023 edition (#529) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
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One Community is leading the global-sustainability systems movement 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 (Researcher and Assistant to Executive Director) completed her 30th week with the team. Julia checked the Eco-laundry research and addressed and integrated feedback and added final comments. She also checked on additions to the “Light Bulb Webpage Updated Content” Google Doc, editing her work and using the comments to offer her feedback and to ask clarifying questions. Julia then edited and provided feedback on the new work on the “DIY Earth Dam Design & Construction Disaster Mitigation Content” Google Doc. Julia additionally edited the “Door and Window Research” Google Doc based on most additions. She made minor edits to the corresponding Google Spreadsheet to make the format uniform throughout. Finally, Julia made final format and coding edits to the “Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping” webpage. She edited all of the lists on the page to ensure consistent formats throughout as well as fixing broken links and adding Title texts. See images below that show some of this work.
Loza Ayehutsega (Civil Engineer/Assistant Civil Engineer) completed her 19th week helping, now focused on Earth Dam Design & Construction for Water Retention, Pond & Lake Creation. This week Loza added an additional topic to the report, namely an early warning system to the population with appropriate steps listed in the report. Loza also added an evacuation plan from another reference document to the dam disaster hazards. Take a look at the pictures below to get a glimpse of this work.
Amal Lazar (MS Mechanical Engineering) completed her 7th week helping, now with the research for the Most Sustainable Lightbulbs and Light Bulb Companies: Research, Energy Savings, and More tutorial. This week Amal worked on a new lightbulb research project by outlining and developing a framework for the study. The first section of the project focused on developing a sustainability benchmarking of top companies. Amal also updated a spreadsheet and wrote narratives on each company, which included sections that addressed how to read a lightbulb label and what makes a lightbulb sustainable. Amal additionally collaborated with their supervisor, kept up with comments and ensured mutual understanding. Below, you’ll find some images of this work.
One Community is leading the global-sustainability systems movement 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, the core team continued reviewing the latest Duplicable City Center SketchUp file. We made significant progress on several key features of the project, including moving columns in the Social Dome to their correct locations based on the AutoCAD image. In addition, the core team redesigned the inside/outside pool to match the pool boundaries in AutoCAD and updated the kids’ pool area, making the column a part of the pool wall and setting each level to a different color, we also moved the entry door from the central court into the correct location near the pool, in accordance with the AutoCAD image. See images below for examples of this work in progress.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) also completed his 30th week helping with web design, now focused on the Duplicable City Center Engineering tutorial. He replaced tables 1 – 35 with new ones provided by the author. Some of the large tables were split up and were labeled, for example, Table 30A, Table 30B, and so on. The pictures below offer a visual representation of this work.
Ranran Zhang (Architectural Designer) completed her 21st week working on the updated video for the Duplicable City Center internal and external walkthrough. This week Ranran continued working on the video of the outdoor part of the building and chose the appropriate angle to show the details of the Living Dome. She added the laundry facility and the building as a whole to the video. She also added trees to the outdoor area to make it more realistic, and she rendered a low-res video to show the progress of the video. Take a look at the images below to see some of the progress made in this work.
Julio Marín Bustillos (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 13th week helping with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. This week Julio performed finite element simulations on a traditional geodesic dome. To ensure the forces were distributed throughout the structure, Julio welded every connection and simulated hub connectors since the dome lacks joints at every node. Two types of analysis were performed: one with forces applied at the nodes and one with just gravity. Due to the dome’s material properties, which are similar to wood, the analysis with just gravity and fixed boundary conditions at the base is deemed more accurate than the one with forces applied to the nodes. The pictures below provide a glimpse of this work.
Yiwei He (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 9th week helping with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. This week Yiwei successfully simulated the new version of the model using SolidWorks and analyzed the changes from the original model, specifically after applying sphere connectors. See some of this work in the pictures below.
Zhide Wang (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 4th week, now working on the Net-zero Bathroom designs. This week Zhide reviewed designs and contents, and helped organize and format by fixing headings, alignments, and rebuilt some tables. Get a closer look at this work through the pictures below.
One Community is leading the global-sustainability systems movement 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 to work on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We worked on the Master Recipe and 3-Day Menus Document and completed pages 192 – 218. We also worked on the Shopping List, changed colors, created conditions to eliminate zero values, worked with the FWA test copy, and continued to research ways to make the list compress and be more user friendly. Pictures below are related to this work.
The core team also returned to reviewing the open source Chicken coop designs. We added comments for items that need further discussion including: application and securing of vinyl to poop trays, wood shaving and pine needle litters pros and cons, weather proofing around nesting box doors, caulking exterior seams of the chicken coop, and securing the coop to prevent damage during high wind conditions. The pictures below give some examples of this work.
One Community is leading the global-sustainability systems movement 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 leading the global-sustainability systems movement 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 28 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. Pictures below show some of this work.
This week, the team also implemented a new requirement for editing weekly progress blogs. From now on, team members will use ChatGPT to edit their weekly summaries before submitting them. This new requirement has been introduced to streamline the process and ensure that progress blogs are published on time, especially as the team continues to grow to over 200 members. This new requirement will help to maintain the quality and consistency of these progress blogs while making the process more efficient.
Yiyun Tan (Management Dashboard Team Leader) completed her 54th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun reset ESLint and she made a spreadsheet on the distribution of the whole work. She also helped the team on Slack, problem solving, bug reporting, and maintaining the tutorials. Below, you’ll find pictures highlighting the development of this work.
Yan Xu (Software Development Engineer) completed her 39th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yan enhanced the functionality of the summary management page by implementing features for the team member button and summary receiver button. Yan successfully enabled the selection and deletion of team members for each summary group, as well as the selection and deletion of summary receivers for each summary group. All frontend tasks related to the summary management page have been completed at this stage. The pictures below provide a glimpse of this work.
Kaixiang “Kevin” Gu (Fullstack Software Developer) completed his 26th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Kaixiang made significant progress on the 24/48/72 hours button for the team member tasks component. He added new functionalities to display time logs beneath each user’s profile when the button is clicked, as well as providing a way to view or hide these logs. Additionally, he optimized the data fetching algorithm to execute only once during the first rendering of the component, eliminating the need to fetch data each time a user clicks the button. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
Jianjun Luo (Software Engineer) completed her 24th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jianjun added a new feature to the Reports page, specifically the “Bio Posted/Requested” selection feature. To achieve this, she added a new attribute to the user profile on the backend. On the frontend, she implemented a feature that shows whether a person’s bio announcement is currently being created on the person’s report page. She made this status editable for the Owner/Admin role by including a toggle switch. In addition to this, Jianjun updated two previous branches to ensure the feature worked seamlessly with existing code. Pictures below are related to this work.
Raul Effting (Jr. Front-End Web Developer) completed his 18th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Raul accomplished various tasks related to improving the team’s performance. Raul fixed the “add resources to tasks” component and provided assistance with the new timer. In addition, Raul updated the new timer and kept the server running for multiple days. Furthermore, Raul performed thorough testing of the new timer to ensure it functions correctly. Below are some images related to this work.
Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer) completed her 17th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Aishwarya finished the new feature to make Admin/Owner receive an email when time is logged for a task that is over the deadline. She also created a function ‘checkTaskOvertime’ in the backend where the time entry is handled. She added a condition that checks if the logged-in time exceeds estimated time and an email notification is sent to the Task Owner as well as One Community inbox every time this condition is satisfied. Additionally, she added a feature so the Task Owner can make new time entries, as well as edit old time entries. She also raised PR#344 for this task and informed the Slack group for review. Pictures below show some of this work.
Filipe Santos de Oliveira (Full Stack Developer) completed his 15th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Filipe addressed the problem of inflexibility in the header of the team member tasks box and the list of users in skeleton, which contained titles like ‘team member, clock, tasks…’ He looked for solutions using bootstrap, react strap and just css. He experimented with several approaches, including replacing fixed pixel measurements with relative units such as VW and percentage, but none of these solutions were effective in resolving the header title issue or the list of users in skeleton. See below for some pictures related to this.
Jinchao Feng (Software Engineer) completed his 12th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jinchao investigated and resolved bugs in the leaderboard data that prevented non-team users from logging their time. He fixed the problem by examining all relevant commitment histories. The pictures below share some of this developing work. Please refer to the pictures below.
Lucas Emanuel Souza Silva (Software Developer) completed his 12th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Lucas worked on two tasks related to user notification and leaderboard functionality. First, he worked on a task that allowed users not on a team to see themselves on the leaderboard. Additionally, he ensured that the weekly hours bar was working correctly. Following this task, he completed his work on the red bell task, which dealt with task notification. Lucas made significant changes to the red bell task’s functionality so the notification only goes away for the user who marked it as read, not for the other users who also received the notification. Furthermore, Lucas made sure that Owner/Administrator users cannot dismiss notifications that do not belong to them. He also ensured that users viewing another user’s dashboard cannot dismiss other users’ notifications. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Vitor Adriel (Software Engineer) completed his 12th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Vitor finished the tasks assigned to him, reviewed PRs (#793, #791, #784, #796), and checked the permissions management and found more bugs. He also made a spreadsheet describing all the permissions, and made recordings with scribe for better representation of the functionality. See below for some pictures of this work.
Angelina Truong (Full Stack Software Developer) completed her 10th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Angelina studied and made changes to specific components and drafted various approaches to complete the task of making the summary form disappear once a summary is added. She implementing the codes to test each approach and selecting the simplest and most straightforward one. To complete this feature, Angelina passed down the state function to WeeklySummary.jsx and set the state function in the submit handler to close the weekly summary form after submission. See the pictures below to get an idea of this work.
Ayush Tripathi (Full Stack Developer) completed his 10th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Ayush created and submitted 3 pull requests. In the first and second pull requests, Ayush made changes to the env file and tested its functionality for both Admin and Dev accounts. The third pull request submitted by Ayush included code updates to show a dot or star by a person’s name which indicates significant additional hours worked. Some highlights of this work are captured in the pictures below.
Nicolle Coelho (Software Engineer) completed her 8th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Nicolle improved the quality of code and successfully implemented new rules and devised a plan to re-enable both tools. Additionally, Nicolle spent time studying the use of Husky and lint-staged, which can further enhance the quality of commits. Nicolle also reviewed PR#801 and provided valuable feedback to improve the “Back to top button” feature. The pictures below demonstrate some of this work.
Yihan Liu (Software Engineer) completed her 7th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yihan focused on resolving an issue with the reminder to save popup appearing even after confirming a save. To solve this problem for the badge, Yihan added setOriginalUserProfile() to the saveChanges function of the BadgeReport component. After thorough testing, Yihan created PR#805. In addition to her work on this issue, Yihan also spent time reviewing PR#783 and PR#804, both of which performed as expected. See the pictures below related to this work.
Yongjian Pan (React.js/MongoDB Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 7th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yongjian made significant progress on improving the user experience of a web page by creating two new PRs: PR 338 and PR 801. PR 338 focused on enabling the input of an end date for the volunteers’ times tab, which will enhance the accuracy and efficiency of volunteer time tracking. PR 801 involved the creation of a ‘back to top’ button that will appear when users start scrolling down the page. See the images below for a glimpse of this work.
The Highest Good Network software PR Review team also worked to test all of the above PRs and find any bugs they could within those PRs and the software as a whole. This week’s active members of this team and how many weeks they’ve been with us are as follows: Abdelmounaim “Abdel” Lallouache (Software Developer) completed his 5th week, Alexander G Huerta (Software Engineer) complete his 2nd week, Anish Pandita (Software Engineer) completed his 12th week, Edwin Estuardo Lau Mack (Software Engineer) completed his 1st week, Sneha M Madle (Software Engineer) complete her 1st week, Vishvesh Sheoran (Artificial Intelligence Specialist) completed his 3rd week, Xiao Tan (Software Engineer) completed her 3rd week, Yu-Wei Hsu (Software Engineer) completed his 2nd week, and Yubo Sun (Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 2nd week. The collage below shows a compilation of the work from this team.
Ray Lee (Digital Creator) also helped create custom header graphics for Mother’s Day. See below for pictures related to this.
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