Open sourcing global sustainability is a path to a better world for everyone. Understanding this, One Community is committed to the idea that a sustainable future for our planet is a shared opportunity. Across the key areas of food, energy, housing, education, economics, and social architecture, we are developing open source solutions. Built on transparency and collaboration, we are ensuring that the knowledge and innovations we develop are accessible to all.
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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 November 6th, 2023 edition (#555) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is open sourcing global sustainability through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
This week, the core team continued the review of the Murphy Bed assembly instruction. We offered detailed feedback and corrections across multiple sections, including storage, drawer front components, rectification of height representations for upper sections of closet shelves, recommendations for additional screws to enhance panel security, adjustments to measurements on nightstands, and the inclusion of missing screws. Additionally, we did HGN PR testing, confirming the resolution of several PRs related to the Devadmin account, badge count modifications, and cursor placement in fields. However, we noted persistent issues, such as the occurrence of a white screen when determining the time zone for Ukraine, default tab settings for volunteers without tasks, and unaddressed areas concerning shadowless buttons. See below for a collage of some of this work.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) completed another week of assisting with web design. Charles concentrated on the Water Harvesting, Catchment, and Water Conservation tutorial, completing the Peak Discharge Computation section with associated graphs and tables. Moreover, the pertinent entries in the main Stormwater Drainage System Design Table of Contents were finalized, along with the remaining links in the resources section. All modifications in the Net-zero Bathroom and Earthbag Village Water Collection and Septic Design Google Doc have been finished. Furthermore, the updates to the Earthbag Village Tools and Equipment Needs For The Net-Zero Bathroom, which included cropping and resizing images, were transformed into tables. The pictures below offer a visual representation of this work.
Loza Ayehutsega (Civil Engineer/Assistant Civil Engineer) continued developing the Earth Dam Design and construction for the Water Retention, Pond, and Lake Creation tutorial, still developing the dam break risk analysis topic. The work involved in-depth examination and evaluation of critical factors to assess potential risks related to dams and their operational aspects, with a particular emphasis on potential failure scenarios. The process of dam risk analysis encompasses the utilization of various methods and responses commonly employed in this field. Take a look at the pictures below to get a glimpse of this work.
Shengguang Jin (Mechanical Engineer) continued helping with the Vermiculture Toilet designs for the Earthbag Village. Shengguang focused on developing strategies to improve mobility and expand the range of motion for the collecting container. He explored multiple ideas and identified an optimal choice for reference. See the images below for some of his work.
Vidhi Bansal (3D Visualization Artist) completed another week of assisting with Earthbag Village. Vidhi concentrated on the 4Dome flythrough project, where she created multiple animations showcasing various character behaviors for the rooftop, including walking, sitting idly, engaging in conversations, and talking on the phone. Her responsibilities encompassed character and animation importation, as well as adjustments for scene compatibility using the control rig and the skeletal system within Unreal Engine. Additionally, she allocated time to typology edits to ensure accurate landscape grading. See below for some of the pictures.
Yiwei He (Mechanical Engineer) continued assisting with the Vermiculture Toilet designs. Yiwei participated in discussions with the vermiculture team to outline the next steps and propose ideas for improvement. Additionally, she had a meeting with the Duplicable City Center group, completing the design work and preparing it for testing in the following weeks and upcoming enhancements. See the pictures below.
One Community is open sourcing global sustainability through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
This week, Amiti Singh (Architectural Designer) continued her work helping with the interior design details for the rental rooms within the Duplicable City Center. Amiti worked on the 3D model for Room 10, with a specific focus on an industrial Boho aesthetic theme, which combines eclectic industrial furniture and boho decor to create a softer color palette. The design process began with mud-journey inspirations and an initial material palette for the room was established. Furthermore, she completed file finalization for the previous room design and explored new themes. See below for the collage of images related to this.
Justin Varghese (Mechanical Engineer) completed another week assisting with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. Justin’s focus was on conducting a comprehensive stress analysis that encompassed the entire dome, including its beams and the newly designed hub connectors. This analytical work involved activities such as defining contact types, applying forces, establishing constraints, and selecting appropriate meshing scales. In addition, the week marked the completion of the finite element analysis (FEA) simulation for the dome, providing valuable insights into maximum displacement, deformation, and stress analysis for the structure. See some of the images below.
This week, the engineering summary was managed by Arvindh Xavier (Civil Engineer) and featured Julio Marín Bustillos (Mechanical Engineer) highlighting Julio’s initiation of the design work for the Dome Hub Connector of the eighth row. Given the absence of symmetry in this specific portion of the dome, the design process necessitates an individualized approach for each node. Julio extended his efforts to the hub connector designs for the rows below, recognizing that the remaining nodes’ lack of symmetry will require additional design variations for hub connectors. See the pictures below.
One Community is open sourcing global sustainability through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week, Hayley Rosario (Sustainability Research Assistant) continued her review of the open-source Highest Good Food rollout plan. Hayley took on the responsibility of organizing both the 3-person Material/Task list and the 20-person Material/Task list. She gave a review of soil testing, wildfire assessment, and associated documents. Hayley then documented her inquiries and revised the 3-person list, Materials/Task list, and implementation details. See below for the images.
Smit Bhoir (Data and Business Analyst) continued data analysis for the menus for the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. He initiated a cost difference data analysis task related to the kitchen menu recipe spreadsheet, with a specific focus on identifying the particular item(s) responsible for the price increase and created data visualizations. See the collage below to view this work.
This week, the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan UI/UX Web and Graphics development was managed by Shivangi Patel (Graphic Designer), combining her work with the contributions of Rihab Baklouti (Freelance Generalist). Shivangi used her Photoshop skills to combine eye-catching visuals with meaningful sustainability quotes, effectively conveying the values of eco-friendly cooking. Furthermore, Shivangi and Rihab engaged in a productive collaboration, marked by an exchange of ideas, as they worked on refining the UI/UX webpage designs for the Open Source Menu Tool Home Page. This collaboration extended to brainstorming sessions for the Open Source Recipe Tool Tutorial page and Vegan/Omnivore Recipes pages, resulting in well-structured outlines for both sections. Notably, Shivangi assumed the role of creating visually appealing banners for the vegan and omnivore recipe pages, while also initiating the mock-up design for the Vegan Recipes Page. See below for the visual images.
One Community is open sourcing global sustainability 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 open sourcing global sustainability 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. The pictures below show some of this work.
Another core team member contributed this week by listening to the audiobook “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle and noted several profound statements that align with One Community’s values. He also collaborated with Hayley on the Food Infrastructure Rollout document, making edits and changes related to the arrival of the first three Pioneer personnel to our property, followed by the remaining group of 20. View some of this work in the collage below.
Aaron Wang (Fundraising Assistant) continued to help with fundraising outreach. He contacted five potential donors to express an interest in establishing connections. He also did research on five additional potential funders, encompassing assessments of their backgrounds, philosophy, funding track records, potential for securing funds, and the acquisition of their contact information. He also established a connection with a prospective funder from Common Good and initiated communication. The collage below shows some of his work.
Harsha Kulkarni (Data Analyst) continued working on One Community’s Google AdWords campaigns and Analytics details. This week, Harsha focused on comprehending and constructing Looker reports based on data gathered from Google Analytics 4. Initially, she developed a report using the existing format, incorporating visualizations for top countries per session, site session trends, channels contributing to engagement, and engagement categorized by gender and age. Subsequently, she worked on another section of the report, focusing on site traffic and its sources. Additionally, she created visualizations for session sources, engagement rates, conversions, conversion rates, and events per session. Harsha presented this information in the form of a bubble map for clearer visualization. The image below shows some of this work.
Jin Hua (Website, AdWords, and Analytics Administrator) spent this week helping further improve the speed and efficiency of the One Community website. The biggest contribution to this was getting CloudFlare up and running effectively. Images below show some of this work See below for images related to this.
Vishvesh Sheora (Artificial Intelligence Specialist) focused on elevating the SEO performance of a multitude of blog posts featured on the One Community website. This week, Vishvesh started by working through a checklist of tasks for various posts, addressing issues such as fixing featured images and adjusting CSS text in accordance with WordPress protocol. Following this, he focused on enhancing SEO by rectifying inconsistencies in numbering and bullet points, ultimately improving the SEO of the posts. See the work in the image below.
This week, the Administration Team’s summary, covering their work administrating and managing most of One Community, was managed by Jamie Cruz (Administrative Assistant, Social Media Manager, and Team Manager) and includes, Olawunmi “Ola” Ijisesan (Administrative and Management Support), Shaurya Sareen (Administrative Assistant), and Xiaolai Li (Administrative Assistant). Jamie took on several key responsibilities, including crafting a team summary for the administration team and generating collages for various teams, such as the administration team, core team, Blue Steel team, and individual contributors. She reviewed summaries, incorporating essential links and SEO optimizations while also organizing Dropbox files and the summaries page for efficient content management. Ola completed her responsibilities, which involved creating collages, editing pages, examining images, and summaries, and organizing work within specified subfolders. She contributed to the PR review process, verifying reviews, checking images, tracking progress, providing feedback, and managing comments. Shaurya reviewed of all pull requests (PRs), proactively addressing issues with team members who omitted crucial steps in their work, such as insufficient PR submissions, lack of summaries, or missing visuals. He updated tracking sheets and the weekly table, incorporating newly onboarded members of the Highest Good Network team to ensure they met the required minimum PRs and hours. Shaurya crafted a team summary and compiled a team collage featuring all PRs. Xiao created collages and summaries to credit the team’s development work, finished the webpage draft for the report, and submitted it for final review. He also reviewed and corrected mistakes in the weekly report 554, updated the webpage, copied the work from the final report, and set it up. Additionally, Xiao reviewed the work, communicated with the team manager to set up the report, and examined the business plan and financial statements in phase 1, preparing the webpage and conducting further business plan reviews. He also organized weekly summaries and documents related to the development work 555. The collage below shows some of this work.
This week, the Blue Steel Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Nathan Hoffman (Software Engineer and Team Manager) and includes, Haohui Lin (Software Engineer), Shree Birajdar (Software Developer), Xiao Wang (Software Engineer), Yongjian Pan (React.js/MongoDB Full Stack Software Developer), and Yubo Sun (Full Stack Software Developer). Haohui focused on enhancing the app’s features, specifically working on the task: Fix permission for edit tasks in PR#1466. Additionally, Haohui dedicated time to developing the functionality that assigned permissions to individual users, allowing manager accounts to access projects and edit project details. His work approach and focus were instrumental in advancing the project and nurturing a collaborative environment within the team. Shree triggered emails upon clicking the save button, further improving text formatting with a focus on CSS. She contributed to the team by reviewing and approving PR #485. Xiao focused on implementing timer improvements based on user feedback, including ensuring the timer’s ringing affects all open tabs and enhancing the TimeEntryForm component by disabling the submit button upon clicking, which enhances user experience. Yongjian resolved a failing npm test error and maintained permissions that prevent admins and owners from deleting their own accounts in PR #1331. He addressed merge conflicts, ensuring a smooth pull request integration. Yubo began by reviewing the team’s work and planned to finalize the unit test for the EditLinkModal component while assessing the feasibility of working on the task to replace PR#860. Nathan played a pivotal role in reviewing PR 1331 for Yongjian, developing permission categories for the permission management page, enabling permissions to be saved in the new format, and transferring permission spreadsheet data while ensuring info points worked seamlessly. The collage below shows some of this work.
This week, the Expressers Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Tim Kent (Full Stack Software Engineer) and includes Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer), Harshida Dalal (Software Engineer), Tianyuan Nan (Software Engineer), Vishala Ramasamy (Software Developer). Vishala communicated with Tim regarding the material schema. Tim then updated the material features to manage material records within the database. Harshida resolved PR#1317 and PR#1389 and devoted time to reviewing the Phase-2 development documents and the WBS Sheet. She also worked on WBS#3.1.3 for Phase 2, aiming to provide users with a straightforward method to sort the list alphabetically (A-Z and Z-A) under the MaterialList component. Tianyuan focused on revising his PR #1407, addressing the Lint fix in the “Service” folder, and removed all Eslint disabled comments related to default exports and rectified corresponding errors associated with incorrect export formats, leading to the successful merging of the PR into the development branch. Aishwarya worked on integrating the frontend and backend systems, created a missing reducer file in the front end, resolved an issue with records not being fetched as expected in the backend with Tim’s assistance, and is currently focused on the frontend aspect. Tim created a new Mongo database collection and schema for building project data, updated the associated API router and controller function, contributed to the Building Management (Phase 2) documentation, and updated the project’s work breakdown structure and task list. Tim also hosted the weekly standup meeting, exchanged messages and ideas, and held brainstorming sessions with the team. He also reviewed all team members’ code, resolved issues, and provided detailed explanations and comments. The collage below shows some of this work.
This week, the Git-R-Done Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Ruiqi (Administrative Assistant) and includes Eduardo Horta (Software Engineer), Jeffrey Li (Full-Stack Software Developer), Kaikane Lacno (Learning Assistant), Miguelcloid Reniva (Software Developer), Olena Danykh (Software Engineer). Olena engaged in a Stand Up Meeting with the GitRDONE team and participated in the review of the HGN Phase II. She reviewed and studied the Lesson Component to acquire a comprehensive understanding of its features, formulating a list of questions to facilitate a well-defined implementation plan. Miguelcloid focused on addressing the issue of a 0 badge count leading to the failure to delete a badge. Kai completed a pull request for the design of the BMdashboard lesson form, ensuring a close alignment with the Figma design. Kai also implemented the drag-and-drop and select file features and addressed feedback from the pull request review team. Jeffrey focused on addressing a development bug pertaining to the 5-letter-codes-dropdown saving function in the Weekly Summaries Report. He modified the existing code to rectify the functionality of changing team code names within the dropdown menu and ensuring the accurate display of selected team codes. Eduardo gathered feedback from team members to enhance the team documentation, addressing comments on the Google Doc, adding a column on the WBS2 spreadsheet, and orienting team members on routing design patterns, emphasizing the nesting of new pages inside/BMdashboard/new page. The collage below shows some of his work.
This week, the Graphic Design Team’s summary was managed by Ruiqi (Administrative Assistant) and includes Ashlesha Navale (Graphic Designer), Nancy Mónchez (Graphic Designer), and Shivangi Patel (Graphic Designer). Ashlesha worked on creating a volunteer announcement. She created the bio image, announcement image, and five Social Media Images for the volunteers. Ashlesha also researched and curated a collection of nature-based background images and different theme-based images for creating Social Media Images. Nancy completed multiple redesigns, incorporating a design grid and a variety of images in each project. The consistent use of gradients across all posts has provided a cohesive style. She improves the cohesion of all her posts through the use of consistent gradients. Shivangi produced captivating social media content specifically for Facebook. The collage below shows some of this work.
This week, 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), Ruike Qiu (Software Engineer), Tzu Ning “Leo” Chueh (Software Engineer), Xiao Fei (Software Engineer), Yi Lin (Software Engineer), Yihan Liu (Software Engineer), YuFu Liao (Software Engineer), Zijie “Cyril” Yu (Software Engineer) and Zubing Guo (Software Engineer). Abdelmounaim focused on addressing the issues related to failed unit tests and linter failures within the context of PR number 1471. Cheng-Yun reviewed a total of 11 pull requests spanning both the HGNRest backend and HighestGoodNetworkApp frontend repositories, placing emphasis on frontend pull requests. Haoji implemented a feature on the user profile page of a web application, allowing users to select from multiple profile pictures. Jiadong has spent the past week focusing on the task of refactoring the time log component. Navneeth updated the sender list to meet task requirements and also carried out responsibilities related to task delegation and team management. Ruike focused on sanitizing user profiles by addressing issues such as white spaces in names and special characters in email addresses and grasped the backend logic. Tzu Ning reviewed pull requests addressing various software components, showcasing a commitment to maintaining software integrity and quality. Xiao F allowed owners to edit and update the ChatGPT prompt text by examining an existing code base, identifying and resolving issues. Yi accomplished tasks including a comprehensive check of the PeopleReport pages and OwnerMessage pages, rigorous unit testing, verifying updates, addressing functionality of badges, and comprehensive functionality testing of the application. Yihan focused on editing and deletion of additions or changes in the lost time history table. Yufu comprehended the intricacies of the task of “Enabling Owners to Edit Columns on the User Management Page,” developed the popup component, and performed thorough testing of its functionalities. Zijie accomplished two lint fix tasks, rectified pull request for #1460, and addressed queries raised by the PR review team. Zubing integrated the ‘Write it for me’ button into the summary page and restructured the frontend and backend code for receiving summary and displaying it to users. Look below for a collage of their work.
This week, Reactonauts’ Team’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Carl Bebl (Software Developer) and includes Anirudh Ghildiyal (Software Engineer), Jiangwei Shi (Full Stack Engineer), Jiyuan Xia (Software Engineer), Masasa Thapelo (Software Engineer), Obeda Velonjatovo (Front End Developer/Software Developer), Ramya Ramasamy (Full Stack Developer), Shantanu Kumar (Full Stack Software Developer), Shihao Xiong (Software Engineer), Shivansh Sharma (Software Developer), Shiwani Rajagopalan (Software Engineer), Shrey Jain (Software Engineer), Vikram Badhan (Software Engineer), Wanting Xu (Software Engineer), Yixiao Jiang (Software Engineer) and Zuhang Xu (Software Engineer). Anirudh addressed a bug related to the indiscriminate display of the edit button to all users, ensuring that only users with the necessary authorization can access this function. Carl improved the suggestion modal feedback email for community users, enhancing communication features. He also contributed to the peer review process, providing feedback on multiple pull requests. Shiwani completed unit tests for the TeamMemberTask and AssignBadgePopup components. Jiangwei focused on crafting detailed unit tests for the ReportTableSearchPanel component. Jiyuan provided detailed PR reviews, including PR #1464, to enhance code quality. Masasa implemented a collaboration between the team names and team codes and worked on finding how to obtain team member numbers for each team, intended for visual representation in a pie chart. Obeda completed his task of lint fixing in the Common component. Ramya addressed the feedback and comments provided during PR testing of the Lint and completed the lint fixes for the TaskEditSuggestionsComponents. Shantanu made modifications to the previously released pull request to align with React’s best practices by implementing a function that manages button component events within an isolated functional component. Shihao integrated PR#1202 and PR#1203 into the project, while also reviewing and approving PRs #1478, #1476, #1459, and #1468, and assisting with project-related inquiries. Shivansh created a new admin user within the Azure environment to enhance security and confidentiality, a task that presents specific challenges in terms of subscription alignment. Shiwani focused on Pull Request (PR) submission and an ongoing assignment to create unit tests for the AssignBadgePopup component. Shrey concentrated on writing unit test cases for Dropdown.jsx and FileUpload.jsx components, submitting PRs for peer review. Vikram focused on setting up the frontend and backend environment locally and completed reviews for 6 pull requests. Wanting resolved issues identified in the prior pull request #1434 related to task #407, which pertains to restricting the editability of 5-letter codes to Admin and Owner classes. Yixiao executed a pull request for the CheckboxCollection.test.js file within the designated GitHub repository. Zuhang examined feedback from prior Pull Request evaluations. Look below for pictures of this work.
This week, Skye’s summary, covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Luis Arevalo (Front End Developer) and includes Bailey Mejia (Software Engineer), Fan Yang (Software Engineer), Hector Agudelo-Carmona (Front-End Developer), Jerry Ren (Full Stack Developer), Mounica Dingar (Software Developer), Roberto Contreras (Software Developer) and Tuan Dinh (Software Engineer). Bailey focused on addressing issues with two badge systems within the company’s software. He tackled the Lead Team of XX badge, devising a method to test it appropriately after recognizing that it would not be awarded to users in roles senior to a manager. Fan undertook their first PR (Pull Request), and crafted a unit test for badgeTableHeader.jsx. Additionally, he reviewed a test-related PR, thereby gaining further familiarity with the project’s testing framework. Hector determined the optimal placement of the model to ensure it opens in response to invalid location inputs. Jerry utilized the vscode debugger to address a bug causing a delay in displaying newly added or deleted projects on a user profile. He identified that the logic for assigning a new badge to a userProfile was located within badgeController’s assignBadges() function. Mounica performed testing on PR#1481, which focused on rendering filtered badges, correctly sorting filtered badges, filtering badges based on time, and handling empty datasets. Roberto created a unit test for the BadgeHistory component and initiated a pull request for it. He also addressed the issue of Ukraine not being an optional location for user profiles. Tuan completed four unit tests, ensuring the component’s proper rendering with manager and admin inputs, as well as the execution of handleInputChange when radio buttons are selected. See the collage below for their work.
The PR Review Team’s summary covering their work on the Highest Good Network software, was managed by Shaurya Sareen (Administrative Assistant). This week’s active members of this team were: Hemsharavanan Bharathithasan (Software Engineer), Jahanzaib Malik (Software Engineer), Kavya Alla (Software Engineer), Kurtis Ivey (Software Engineer), Lu Wang (Software Engineer), Mohit Bali (Software Engineer), Palak Gosalia (Software Engineer), Sahil Patel (Software Engineer), Savio Mendes (Software Engineer), Shubhankar Valimbe (Software Engineer), Shuhua Liu (Software Engineer), Xuying He (Software Engineer). They reviewed all the Highest Good Network PRs (Pull Requests) shared in this week’s update. The collage below shows a compilation of the work from this team.
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