One Community is establishing strategies for Anthropocene Epoch abundance. Starting now, we want to demonstrate humanity’s ability to truly steward our one shared planet and create a world that works for everyone. We’re creating the open source and free-shared tools, tutorials and resources needed to accomplish this.
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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 March 5th, 2023 edition (#519) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
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One Community is establishing strategies for anthropocene epoch abundance 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 worked with the aircrete team to discuss the recipes to test this week based on repeated mistakes made during previous weeks, and she continued work on the electrical demand solar sizing writeup, specifically on the README tab. The same team member also interviewed Yiwei, onboarded Yiwei, and had a weekly meeting with the Compression Testing Team and City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering Team.
Julia Meaney (Researcher and Assistant to Executive Director) completed her 23rd week with the team. This week, Julia reviewed Chuck’s integration of her feedback for the “Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping” webpage from the Feedback PDF and the source Google Doc. She checked all of the image updates as well as various new content additions and while doing so, made necessary edits to coding, spacing, ToCs, and formats. Julia then completed her review of the “Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing & Reuse of Non-recyclables” live webpage, crossing off correctly integrated content on the source Google Doc. She made a Feedback PDF for Chuck to see her comments about his work and also made various small fixes and edits to the page as necessary. Also this week, Julia worked on the “Eco-laundry” webpage editing content and adding sections to incorporate necessary narrative that outlines One Community’s current and future research conclusions and plans. She then reviewed Mercy’s progress on the “Hot Tub Sanitizer Alternatives” Google Doc, addressing, resolving, and adding comments as needed. Finally, Julia checked on the “Master Recipe and 3-Day Menu Blocks Doc” measurement conversions and fixed grammatical issues as needed. See pictures below.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) also completed his 22nd week helping with web design, now focused on the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing & Reuse of Non-recyclables page. This week’s focus was more of migrating content from the Google Doc to the tutorial. He added a ToC and scanned the tutorial making corrections, and submitted the document to Julia for review. Charles then worked on Julia’s comments on the “Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping” webpage. Most of the comments involved cropping off the titles from images and putting the titles in the caption. He completed all the comments and submitted them for review. Pictures below are related to this work.
The Compression Team consisting of Genesis Avila (Engineering Intern Researcher), Fatima Duenas-Esparza (Engineering Intern Researcher), and Sarah-Jean Boyd (Engineering Intern Researcher) completed their 16th weeks helping with the Aircrete and earthbag compression testing. This week the Compression Testing Team made three batches of aircrete. The first batch was a control batch using Drexel as the foaming agent. The second and third batches were the same as the first batch with one variable change – instead of using Drexel, 7th Gen was used as the foaming agent. Two batches were made of the 7th Gen, because one batch was made incorrectly so the testing was repeated the correct way. Pictures below are related to this work.
Loza Ayehutsega (Civil Engineer/Assistant Civil Engineer) completed her 9th week helping review the Net-zero Bathroom and Earthbag Village water collection and storage engineering calculations and designs. This week Loza reviewed rainwater harvesting systems for the report document. This topic was not completed, however there are several topics mentioned in this part, so some additional points were added to the literature review. In addition, the drainage section design was also reviewed. See below for some pictures related to this.
Vidhi Bansal (3D Visualization Artist) completed her 5th week helping with video and AutoCAD renders for a 4-dome cluster Earthbag Village housing design. This week Vidhi started to work on plinths and human silhouettes to populate the render. However she encountered multiple technical glitches with the foliage flickering and going in and out of view. Trouble shooting this glitch also resulted in some of the work on the plinth and humans being lost, but this can be easily recovered in the upcoming week within a couple of hours. Check out the pictures below as examples of this work.
One Community is establishing strategies for anthropocene epoch abundance 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 reviewed the latest Duplicable City Center SketchUp file for accuracy after the last design update and created a list of comments with supporting images for items that need to be fixed.
The core team also began working with a new member of the team on what’s needed for the complete Duplicable City Center cabinetry. This research was broken down into 3 phases. First was a review of all the information and documentation available on the One Community website. Second was familiarization with the software used on the project, software such as Solidworks and SketchUp. Third was a careful study of the Duplicable City Center master plan. See below.
Jieying “Mercy” Cai (Sustainability and Climate Policy Researcher) completed her 24th week volunteering, now focused on the City Center Eco-spa designs. This week Mercy worked on addressing Julia’s comments on the Hot Tub Sanitizer Task. She researched and added 1) the working principles, advantages, and disadvantages of ionizers, 2) the mechanisms and examples of non-chlorine shocks, and 3) the mechanisms, functions, and suggested dosages of enzyme-based treatments. She also redid the research on the ozonator to see if it is a suitable alternative. See below for some pictures related to this work.
Ranran Zhang (Architectural Designer) completed her 12th week working on the updated video for the Duplicable City Center internal and external walkthrough. This week, Ranran communicated with Tatyana to double-check the latest model. Ranran modified some areas in the SketchUp model according to Tatyana’s comments. She cleared the box structure over the basement drive-in entrance. She moved the Chicken Coop to the east for 3’ because it is too close to the fence. Ranran also adjusted the position of the column, which interferes with the new exit door on the second floor of the social dome. In addition, she added figures for two views and rendered them. These two rendering views are located in the restaurant and swimming and recreation area. See below for some pictures of this work.
Julio E. Marin Bustillos (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 3rd week helping with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. This week, Julio worked on the final design for the traditional geodesic dome. He used the frame tool to add the beams to the structure. A new design for the beams had to be added to comply with the dimensions required for the dome and added to the library. He also performed an FEA analysis. Pictures of some of this work are below.
One Community is establishing strategies for anthropocene epoch abundance 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 worked on updates for the Rabbits webpage. We added a new Rabbit Meat section and updated the Rabbit Shelter Needs section with a short description and link to our open source plans of rabbit hutch and rabbit tractor cost analysis estimates and materials lists. See pictures below.
The core team also worked more one the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. This week’s focus was on the Master Recipe Template, importing information from the Master Recipe and 3-Day Menu Doc for the DIY recipes. We also linked cells within the Master Recipe Template for calculations within the spreadsheet and created new rows and cells to do this. All links within the spreadsheet are now correct for the added DIY recipes. See below for pictures related to this.
Rebecca Miller (Chef) completed her 4th week helping with the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. This week, Rebecca continued editing recipes. She added metric measurements and updated instructions as needed. Rebecca has also been updating ingredient amounts to reflect appropriate portions. This week, Rebecca took some time to correct and answer questions and edits previous chefs left comments about too. See below for some pictures related to this.
One Community is establishing strategies for anthropocene epoch abundance 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 establishing strategies for anthropocene epoch abundance 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 24 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.
Yiyun Tan (Management Dashboard Team Leader) completed her 44th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun focused on the PRs cleanup. She tested and approved a few dependabot backend and frontend PRs, created a tutorial about how to resolve merge conflicts on release PRs, and completed the people report pie chart bug which was worked on by Shaun before. Other than that, she helped the team on Slack, resolved PRs, and helped approve document updates as usual. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Yan Xu (Software Development Engineer) completed her 30th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Yan this week created the get and post function for the summary management. Now it is possible to write the name for the summary group and pass the data to the database, and after refreshing the page, it is possible to return to the summary group page. See pictures below for some of this work.
Alan Lee Sing Chan Yau (Software Engineer) completed his 17th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Alan started by working on the “mark task as done” new feature. The new feature was working well, he just had to test it out and clean the code a bit before making a pull request. In the process, Alan found out that not all tasks were showing the new check icon. This is because the check was only visible where taskNotification.length > 0, and that was the same for the bell. But now it shows up in every task under the Tasks tab in the Timelog and Tasks component. The PR looks good now, and hopefully it can be merged soon. Then Alan reviewed some feedback on his PopUpBar and Timelog PR about a small change in the css. He agreed that the feedback was good, and proceeded to make the changes. Right now the PR is approved and hopefully it can be merged soon. Lastly he focused on working on the subtask bug where the subtasks’ tasks were not showing correctly when opening and closing folders. Pictures below show some of this work.
Kaixiang “Kevin” Gu (Fullstack Software Developer) completed his 17th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Kaixiang focused on working with the 24/48/72 hours buttons. He addressed a responsiveness issue of the button group, made them align vertically in small screens, fixed the hide timelogs button, and made the button so it will be hidden by default. When the user fetches timelogs the button will show up, and switch to show timelogs button after being clicked. He also fixed the bug that made the red bell icon not work and found a new bug when he was working on it and reported it as a new bug on Google Docs. Pictures below show some of this work.
Jianjun Luo (Software Engineer) completed her 14th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jianjun has fixed the bug from the WBS task page that it can not reload the tasks properly after deleting one task. She has made the page refresh automatically after deleting and renamed the functions in order to improve the readability of the code and avoid possible errors. She also started looking into a new task for the reports page. Pictures below show some of this work.
Rajasri “RJ” Janaki Raman (React/MongoDB Full-stack Developer) completed her 13th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week RJ worked on performance optimization. She merged development branch changes, cleaned up the Timelog page by removing processing statements that are part of return statement to separate method which can be called on a component to load and update, fixed “toggleSummaryButton” working in timelog and dashboard page so that the “Owner” role user can submit summary for other users if needed, and created walkthrough videos on changes and open pain points. Pictures below show some of this work.
Johny dos Santos Anastacio (Software Engineer) completed his 12th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Johny created the PR for the task “Make it so subtasks on WBS create a folder”, the reviewers asked for some changes, Johny made the changes and then the PR was tested and approved. Johny worked in the Priority Bug number 1 too, he debugged the backend and he found a clue that can solve the problem, he is chatting with other developers to see a better way to solve this bug. Pictures below show some of this work.
Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer) completed her 10th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Aishwarya solved the bug of making the total remaining hours calculate correctly for users, did thorough testing for different cases and users, and raised PR #685 for the same. She will cover the change to be done in the database as a different task. Pictures below show some of this work.
Raul Effting. (Jr. Front-End Web Developer) completed his 8th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Raul continuously reviewed and approved PRs. Frontend PRs included: 686, 685, 681, 665, 657, and 593. Backend PRs included: 272. He also worked on the following functionality: “(PRIORITY LOW) Jae: Add to top of app a section that the “Owner” class (only) can edit to post a message to all users of the app like, “Happy Holidays”. The functionality is done, however, he is going to meet Pedro to figure out how to display the message on small screens. Also, Harlley Bastos and Crystal Song were mentored. Check out the pictures below as examples of this work.
Rafael C Castro (Software Engineer) completed his 6th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Rafael performed PR reviews, checked their related code, followed up on those with new developments, worked to complete unfinished PR (PR#686) and progressed at developing responsiveness adjustments. The reviewed PRs were PR#677, PR#670, PR#665, PR#652, PR#595, PR#535, PR#281. Check out the pictures below as examples of this work.
Filipe Santos de Oliveira (Full Stack Developer) completed his 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. During the last week Filipe worked to implement the function of deleting tasks and a functionality of the WBS that was not working. He sent a message to Yiyun explaining the situation of the time that this PR was out of date and she confirmed that he needed to open a new PR. That message from Yiyun arrived just after Filipe had already worked on the branch conflicts. The software was still running before resolving the conflicts but after that the software stopped working as expected, freezing the entire main page after a few seconds. He’ll continue to problem solve this. See below pictures as examples of this work.
Akshay (Full Stack Developer) joined the team and completed his 2nd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Akshay tested and reviewed various PRs for the HGN Software Development project. He tested PRs #672, #684, #685, #635, #686, #680, #283, #681, and #682. In his comments, Akshay provides detailed information on the testing he performed and the results he obtained for each of the PRs. He mentioned that PR #672 and PR #684 both worked as expected and that he confirmed that the new features added by these PRs were functional. He also approved PR #681 and noted that the username now shows up after logging in without the need to refresh the page. While testing PR #635, Akshay performed several tests and confirmed that the changes made in the code allow for the calculation of total remaining hours based on every task while keeping the estimated hours and logged-in hours for each task intact. Akshay also encountered an issue while testing PR #682. He found that when removing a sub-task, both the removed task and the remaining task were removed from the list, indicating a bug. He also reviewed the codebase and read the “HGN Phase I Bugs and Needed Functionalities” Google document. Pictures below are examples of this.
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: Anant Sharma (Software Engineer) completed his 1st week, Angelina Truong (Full Stack Software Developer) completed her 2nd week, Anish Pandita (Software Engineer) completed his 5th week, Ayush Tripathi (Full Stack Developer) completed his 3rd week, Crystal Song (Software Engineer) completed her 1st week, Daniel Brice Kamghem Kom (Software Developer) completed his 2nd week, Harlley Bastos (Full Stack Developer) completed his 1st week, Kamto Tagne Eddy Richel (Full Stack Web Developer) completed his 2nd week, Jailson Sanches (Software Developer) completed his 2nd week, Jay Kang (Web Development Volunteer) completed his 1st week, Jinchao Feng (Software Engineer) completed his 2nd week, Lucas Emanuel Souza Silva (Software Developer) completed his 2nd week, Meenakshi Pavithran (Software Egineer) completed her 2nd week, Sav Costabile (Web Developer) completed his 2nd week, Tianjue Wang (Software Developer) completed her 4th week, Vanel Nwaba (Software Developer) completed his 2nd week, Vitor Adriel (Software Engineer) completed his 2nd week, and Xinyu Jiang (Software Engineer) completed her 4th week. The collage below shows some of the work from this team.
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