One Community is establishing a model for surplus return communities. We are open sourcing everything needed to construct them: food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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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 January 15th, 2023 edition (#512) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is establishing a model for surplus return communities 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 member managing the aircrete compression testing team took a deeper dive into the aircrete issues and began organizing the summaries thus far in a manner that makes it easier to compare and contrast using the table template. They also managed the weekly call with the team. The same team member additionally addressed several comments in the Net-zero Bathroom rainwater collection document and reviewed the work on Solar Energy Sizing and conversed with Luis, to wrap things up.
Daniela Andrea Parada (Civil Engineering Student) completed her 59th week, focusing now on the Net-zero Bathroom content. This week Daniela started by finishing up the review for the google sheets document for the Net-zero bathroom calculations. She went through the last tab and initialed the sections she double checked calculations for. After reviewing any comments, she left some of the harder calculations she had not initialed and decided to work on those once the review of the google docs was complete. Daniela then started reading through the Net-zero Bathroom Design and Assembly Instructions. She left some comments and edited some details. Once getting to a certain point Daniela realized she needed to do a side-by-side review with the Net-zero Bathroom and Earthbag Village Water Collection and Septic Design document. She then backtracked a bit in order to go over the material on the second document, but was able to continue and review new material. Pictures below are related to this work.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) also completed his 18th week helping with web design, now focused on the Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping page. Charles completed the Flexible Pavement Design section of the Roadways, Walkways, Gutters, and Parking Lot Report page. These included the six sections, Preliminary Analysis, California Bearing Ratio Design Procedure, Required Structural Design Procedure, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Flexible Pavement Widening, Maintenance/Preservation, and Rehabilitation, along with the images, links and anchor links to the glossary with the corresponding mouseover text. Charles also added the Flexible Pavement Design to the Pavement Designs Table of Contents. Charles noted that the code in the two ToC’s for the Structural Design section had list style types of lower alpha and lower roman that were not rendering properly. The pictures below share some of this work.
Jieying “Mercy” Cai (Sustainability and Climate Policy Researcher) completed her 17th week working on completing the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week Mercy researched incinerator options to replace the previous pyrolysis recommendations. She filled in the table with the information on new plants, evaluated new plants according to the criteria, and reranked the waste-to-energy options. She also drafted narratives for breakdown by population and researched how different types of waste can be treated by incineration. See below for some pictures related to this work.
Philip Bogaerts (Structural Window Designer) completed his 11th week working on completing the Most Sustainable Windows and Doors research. Philip completed most of the narratives for the ‘best door’ section. The doors are covered, probably a little bit more text will be added to the Masonite (best company) section, to make sure everything is covered. The spreadsheet has also been completed, for the best doors as well as for the best companies, however, the borders of the table still need some optimization. See below for some pictures of this work.
Loza Ayehutsega (Civil Engineer/Assistant Civil Engineer) completed her 2nd week helping review the Net-zero Bathroom and Earthbag Village water collection and storage engineering calculations and designs. This week Loza reviewed the Net-zero Bathroom report document and excel calculation details. Revisions were made using a literature review and a few design details were added related to the time of concentration and runoff calculations approach for different catchment characteristics. Loza also reviewed the approach used for the estimation of the area for the rooftop rainwater harvesting system. See below for some pictures related to this.
One Community is establishing a model for surplus return communities 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, Luis Manuel Dominguez (Research Engineer) completed his 68th week, now helping with energy analysis for our open source solar microgrid design. Luis began wrapping up his work at One Community by going through the Solar Sizing Energy Balance Calculations and verifying his work to date. He reviewed the remaining tabs (Shower Water Heater Calculations, Hourly Demand, and Outcomes) and wrote up how to use these tabs. Pictures below are related to this work.
Gabriela Vilela S. C. Diniz (Architect and Urban Planner) completed her 28th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week Gabriela worked on changing the wall color on the entrance and fixing the lights on the sign to make new rendering images. She started working on the presentation, adding the images that were ready, a few materials, and working on the cost analysis table by adding some more missing items. Pictures below show some of this work.
Julia Meaney (Researcher and Assistant to Executive Director) completed her 17th week with the team. This week, Julia continued her reviewing and editing of the “Addressing Non-recyclables” Google Doc and the corresponding “Waste to Energy Incinerators Master” spreadsheet. She went through and checked the integrated feedback and also read new content, offering further feedback in the comments. Julia then continued her task of completing the “City Center Eco-laundry” webpage. She integrated the “Old Stuff” with the “New Stuff” on the page, editing the content to include all of the final research and ensuring to check it against the source Google Doc. She also updated images with correct alternative texts, image title attributes, and linked sources. Julia brought old data up to date and left various comments for necessary questions and inquiries on the source Google Doc. She backed up all of the linked resources on the site to her Dropbox folder and added each of them to the “Resources” section. Finally, Julia re-formatted and re-ordered the main table of content as well as the smaller tables of content throughout the page to properly reflect the new order of information on the webpage. Pictures below are related to this work.
One Community is establishing a model for surplus return communities 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 core team continued detailed review and feedback on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We reviewed the 3-Day Menu Block doc per the pertinent points drawn up the previous week. This allows for a more focused and comprehensive review. We “greened”/finalized the equivalent of 9 recipes (8 recipes and one 3-Day Menu Block overview), The completed tasks were from page 45-56. Pictures below relate to this work.
This week the core team continued working on updates to the Chickens webpage. We finished adding details for the fencing section and started updating the Chicken feed section with details related to DIY feed for baby chicks and adult chickens and options on how to reduce the cost of chicken feed. The same team member also continued working with the Murphy Bed assembly instructions document. We resolved comments related to problems that were fixed and answered questions to help the editor with future updates.
Yifei Zhu (Analyst and Researcher) also completed her 9th week, now working on reviewing and formatting for publication the recipes for the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. This week Yifei has worked on converting the metric measurement to imperial for the Master recipe and 3-day Menu blocks. Yifei has converted from tbsp to oz, from g to oz. Additionally, Yifei worked on checking the format of the recipe and she is still in the process of it. Pictures below are related to this work.
One Community is establishing a model for surplus return communities 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 a model for surplus return communities 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:
Over the past week the core team completed 22 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, and interviewing and setting up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this.
And the core team uploaded, integrated, shared and added to our social media strategy our final homepage video, the Get Involved Video.
Here’s the video too:
Yiyun Tan (Management Dashboard Team Leader) completed her 39th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun put most of her time on investigating urgent bug #1, however she can only reproduce that bug on Dev and with one task. Next week she will continue working on it and discuss with other experienced members. Other than that, she ran management work, provided help on Slack, fixed release-merge conflicts, and did hotfixes for the app. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Yan Xu (Software Development Engineer) completed her 24th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Yan started working on the new task so a manager can receive their team members’ weekly summaries. She started to design this task by creating a column named “Manager” on the team page and made it so an Admin was able to set up a team manager via this button. She also created a new variable named Team Manager for teams that will show in the userProfile – teams. See pictures below for some of this work.
Navya Madiraju (React.js/MongoDB Full Stack Developer) completed her 14th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Navya started looking into a new issue: Alphabetize people on the reports page. She started debugging the code and then implemented the sorting functionality, then tested it and it worked well, so she raised the PR. She also reviewed PR #637, and looked into fixing the Add Team function when creating new users. Pictures below are related to this work.
Alan Lee Sing Chan Yau (Software Engineer) completed his 10th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Alan started the week by working on integrating the new functionality that was requested to display the last three summaries of the user we are viewing on the dashboard. He was able to do this by adding a tab to the Timelog component, but he encountered a problem. This problem is happening in the development branch, but is not happening on the main branch. Now after the new year started, the last three summaries that we have in the userProfile object are all with the due date of this week, and that is why it shows up that the user did not submit a summary for the last three weeks in one of my screenshots. Alan carefully reviewed Pedro’s PR about the Reports page redesign and gave him some feedback. He also approved some dependabots PRs and left some comments as well. Pictures below show some of this work.
Kaixiang “Kevin” Gu (Fullstack Software Developer) completed his 10th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. In this week, Kaixiang finished making intangible hours editable, and made a new pull request. It has already been approved by one team member and is waiting for the final review by the management team. Kaixiang then moved on to the next task, finding a way to edit role names and delete newly added roles. He finished most of the frontend side work and will work on the backend side in the next week. Pictures below show some of this work.
Jianjun Luo (Software Engineer) also completed her 7th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jianjun added the required changes to the previous work in phase one. Then she finished all the wireframe design work assigned before. She designed the material list page as well as the list of issues (material update history), a member group check-in page, a lesson list page, and its submit form. Then Jianjun added the explanation and description to the document. Pictures below show some of this work.
Rajasri “RJ” Janakiraman (React/MongoDB Full-stack Developer) completed her 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. RJ Worked on PR 625 review, testing the applications and reporting the incorrect behavior of the progress bar in leaderboard. She also analyzed the application flow to understand the problem listed in high priority issue 3,4 and 5 about data loading too slowly and incorrectly, but couldn’t complete the committed hours due to unexpected power outage due to weather conditions and will take the blue square for the week. Pictures below show some of this work.
Johny dos Santos Anastacio (Software Engineer) completed his 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Johny fixed the task “if a user hasn’t visited: Other Links > Badge Management yet, no badges will show to be assigned”, now the badges are showing well. He then started to make some changes that were requested on his other task: “Make it so sub-tasks in a WBS create a new folder”, based on review feedback that they were creating a subtask of a task the icon folder was showing, but when they deleted all the subtasks the folder doesn’t disappear. Johny found a way to fix this, raised the PR, and the new changes were approved. Pictures below show some of this work.
Shaun Sullivan (React/MongoDB Developer) completed his 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Shaun worked on the screen resize for the user management page. While the page is functional, and merged with development, he is going to continue to work on getting the page to resize depending on the User’s device. He also worked on the bug for the Pie Chart displayed hours worked on projects/tasks. He was able to make some progress, but still needs to figure out how to display total hours worked on the bottom line, as well as display that total in the center of the donut. He also did more code cleanup. Pictures below show some of this work.
Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer) completed her 4th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Aishwarya has added the feature of making names click-to-visit-profile on the weekly summaries reports page. For this, she updated the file FormattedReport.jsx. PR #637 was raised for this change and it was approved and merged. Aishwarya also reviewed PR #638, approved it, and then picked and started on a new bug: Fixing the ability to change a Project Category. Pictures below show some of this work.
Pedro Elton (Frontend Software Developer) completed his 3rd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Pedro redesigned the reports page, making it responsive and with a design that matches the other pages. The team reports page was also redesigned, implementing the different information based on login privileges, tables, and charts. Pedro researched, designed, and prototyped the clock and noted a few bugs in the time logging. Pictures below show some of this work.
Cali Huddleston (Software Developer) completed her 2nd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Cali continued working on an issue we’re having with incorrect and slowly loading data. She started looking more into the routes and controllers and when she searched the console.log wh found a 401 error. She researched more into this and thinks her hypothesis is correct in that Axios is not getting the data properly on page load. After gathering her weekly media files though, she noticed that the error only happens when a user logs out. So she believes this is only a piece of the puzzle that is this problem. What she discovered with this error is that the config gets set and won’t change until after authorization. The authorization token isn’t being passed on the first call. So when the page refreshes the config data has been set again with authorization and the call being succeeded. She started to look more into axios docs and google similar issues to see if I could find solutions. She found that a solution may be within the axios config file – she just has to find it. Pictures below show some of this work.
Said Rodrigues (Full Stack Developer) completed his 2nd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Said made big improvements on the Real Time Clock. He managed to synchronize the Start, Stop, Pause and Reset Clock functions while integrating it with the current way to associate a time to a task. He also managed to automatically close and stop the timer if all user connections are down. He is still trying to figure out how to track user inactivity while the PC isn’t in sleep mode and he is waiting for Pedro to create the new Timer UI/UX for integration next week. Check out the pictures below as examples of this work.
Raul Effting (Jr. Front-End Web Developer) joined the team and completed his 1st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Raul reviewed a diversity of PRs. These were the approved ones: #630 #633 #634 #268 #635 #267 #631 #265 These still need to be fixed: #595 #620 #622 Suggestions were also made in the instructions document about how to create quality PRs and properly review them. Check out the pictures below as examples of this work.
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