At One Community, we are proud to be demonstrating sustainable progress management through our holistic approach to community building. Our all-volunteer team is dedicated to creating a model that becomes self-replicating and will be used to create a global collaboration of teacher/demonstration hubs. We are doing this for “The Highest Good of All” by creating sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. Our goal is to create everything so it is open source and free-shared, open sourcing and free sharing the complete process of evolving sustainability and regenerating 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 21st, 2023 edition (#530) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is demonstrating sustainable progress management 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 31st week with the team. Julia worked on the “Door and Window Research” Google Doc, resolving comments where feedback had been integrated and adding comments for finalizing the content. She also made format edits to the “Best Doors” section to prepare it for the site. Next, Julia finished finalizing the format of the “Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping” webpage. She fixed broken links and added Title text to linked sources. She also made final edits to the tables of content and spacing throughout the page. Finally, Julia continued to work on the “Net-zero Bathroom and Earthbag Village Water Collection and Septic Design Edited Content for Web” Google Doc. She resolved comments where her feedback had been addressed while integrating responses to her own questions and concerns about the content. She then continued to make her way through the Doc, working to edit the content for grammar and spelling as well as formatting it for the site. She also edited the corresponding Google Spreadsheet and made sure to update screenshots and links on the Doc accordingly. Furthermore, Julia formatted and backed up various sources from the “Resources” sections on the Doc to her Dropbox folder.
Amal Lazar (MS Mechanical Engineering) completed her 8th week helping, now with the research for the Most Sustainable Lightbulbs and Light Bulb Companies: Research, Energy Savings, and More tutorial. This week, Amal made corrective actions on the sustainability benchmarking spreadsheet and responded to related questions. She also conducted research on sustainability reports to improve the City Center section and looked for better options. She continued developing narratives on sustainability benchmarking, including descriptions, key features, pros, and cons. Amal also started the most important energy-saving practices section. Below, you’ll find some images of this work.
One Community is demonstrating sustainable progress management 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 and fixing the latest Duplicable City Center SketchUp file. This week the focus was on the Social Dome, more specifically the core team completed patch work on the Social Dome wall to accommodate an updated location of the door, and redesigned the 18″ deep sitting area around a column close to the pool, as well as a sitting circle connected to the pool. We also designed a curved bench that is connected to the column, with a sitting area around it situated between two Social Dome doors. To complement these updates, the core team designed bench cushions for the wall bench and around the column sitting bench, as well as a curved bench back support. We also reshaped the floor around the inside pool, and removed one of the pool waterfall features next to the right door. See images below for examples of this work in progress.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) completed his 31st week helping with web design, now focused on the Duplicable City Center Engineering tutorial. He focused on improving the visual layout of the tutorial by removing all padding indentation and aligning all content to the left. Additionally, he revised the headings to ensure proper structure, such that sections with the format X and X.X are designated as h2, X.X.X as h3, and X.X.X.X as h6. The pictures below offer a visual representation of this work.
Ranran Zhang (Architectural Designer) completed her 22nd week working on the updated video for the Duplicable City Center internal and external walkthrough. This week Ranran focused on the second half of the video project. She devoted her efforts to the outdoor portion of the building, selecting angles that captured the wading pool with fish and showcased the area’s appearance. She also augmented it with the addition of trees and other plants to heighten the area’s realism. Ranran worked collaboratively with the team, ensuring that her contributions aligned with the project’s overall goals and objectives. Take a look at the images below to see some of the progress made in this work.
Julio Marín Bustillos (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 14th week helping with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. This week Julio focused on re-designing the initial concept for the hub connector. Taking advantage of the dome’s symmetry, he devised a single design that could be applied to all nodes, with each design replicated five times throughout the geodesic dome. This approach significantly reduces the time required to populate the entire dome with hub connectors compared to the previous design. Additionally, Julio conducted FEA simulations and identified stress concentrations primarily occurring at the curvature of the brackets. As a result, he concluded that increasing the thickness of this specific section could potentially prevent bracket failure during simulations. The thickness was increased by using a one-inch filet on both sides. The pictures below provide a glimpse of this work.
Yiwei He (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 10th week helping with the City Center Dome Hub Connector Engineering. This week Yiwei successfully used SketchUp software and calculated the outside and inside surface areas of three dome structures, determining their overall weights. In addition to these tasks, Yiwei simulated the new dome structure using a new connector design. See some of this work in the pictures below.
Zhide Wang (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 5th week, now focused on the Duplicable City Center designs. This week, Zhide finished reviewing the Net-zero Bathroom designs and contents and finalized the formats of the report, and added all the missing introductions to headings. In addition, Zhide began working on the Duplicable City Dormer Window Designs. Zhide confirmed that the designs meet the International Building Code and all units are in US units. Zhide then started rewriting the entire report. Get a closer look at this work through the pictures below.
One Community is demonstrating sustainable progress management 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 Recipes and 3-Day Manu Blocks Doc verifying recipes that will then be imported to the Master Recipe Template and Shopping List. The same team member verified recipes up to page 307 with Dinner SSWJ2. Pictures below are related to this work.
The core team also reviewed the open source Chicken coop designs. We focused on reviewing and editing the Chicken Doc, specifically pages 178-188. The work centered on the topic of chicken nesting boxes and perches. During the review process, we identified measurement inaccuracies in the nesting box roof measurements and provided additional comments for further discussion. Additionally, we questioned the purpose of another photo that appeared unnecessary. The pictures below give some examples of this work.
One Community is demonstrating sustainable progress management 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 demonstrating sustainable progress management 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 39 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.
Yiyun Tan (Management Dashboard Team Leader) completed her 55th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Yiyun spent most of her time on PR final reviewing and discussion of the bug that doesn’t allow login on beta/create new accounts on Dev. She also helped 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 40th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Yan focused on enhancing the backend of the summary management page. Yan enabled the summary receivers to conveniently receive their team members’ weekly summaries via email. Now the system supports multiple summary receivers, allowing several individuals to receive the same weekly summary email from their respective team members. In addition to this, Yan has successfully implemented a feature that enables all users to receive a standardized weekly summary email every Sunday at 12:01. The pictures below provide a glimpse of this work.
Kaixiang “Kevin” Gu (Fullstack Software Developer) completed his 27th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Kaixiang made some refinements to the 24/48/72 hours button, simplifying the user interface by removing the eye and trash bin icons. This change improves the user experience by creating a cleaner and more streamlined design. Additionally, he implemented a new color bar feature for time logs, which displays different colors on the left side of the logs based on the submission time. This feature enhances the visual display of data and provides a more intuitive way to understand the timing of each log. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
Jianjun Luo (Software Engineer) completed her 25th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Jianjun addressed a critical issue by updating a previous pull request related to the addition of member count on the project report page. The update successfully resolved a crash resulting from conflicts between the latest branch. Additionally, Jianjun identified and implemented a new feature for the bio announcement status on the weekly summary report page, necessitating a minor adjustment to the people report page. Alongside these tasks, she worked on merging the latest development branch with the performance task branch. Pictures below are related to this work.
Raul Effting (Jr. Front-End Web Developer) completed his 19th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Raul conducted review of PR 704, tested the timer functionality and documented identified bugs. In addition, Raul reviewed PRs 799 and 337 to assist in resolving a bug. Moreover, Raul supported the implementation of new features and a popup for the timer. He also gave final approval for a PR after completing comprehensive testing. Below are some images related to this work.
Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer) completed her 18th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Aishwarya conducted a comprehensive review of PR #810 for logical accuracy and approved this PR. She also addressed the feedback on PR #344 and implemented the suggested changes. Aishwarya selected a new bug from the documented list and began working on it. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying logic, she analyzed multiple front-end files. Pictures below show some of this work.
Filipe Santos de Oliveira (Full Stack Developer) completed his 16th 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…’. Furthermore, he attempted to replace fixed pixel measurements with relative units like VW and percentage, among other approaches to improve the flexibility of the skeleton, but he encountered several challenges. Unfortunately, none of these solutions were effective in resolving the header title issue or the list of users in skeleton. Despite his attempts, Filipe has been unable to find a viable solution to the problem and has decided to seek help from other developers. See below for some pictures related to this.
Jinchao Feng (Software Engineer) completed his 13th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Jinchao focused on fixing the visibility logic for the Team Member Tasks component. To achieve this, he analyzed the taskController file in HGNRest and the TeamMemberTasks file in HGNApp. For the backend, Jinchao created the taskHelper file, which simplified the taskController by allowing it to focus only on the req and res and move supportive functions and business logics to taskHelper. Additionally, he found some redundant code in TeamMemberTasks. Please refer to the pictures below.
Lucas Emanuel Souza Silva (Software Developer) completed his 13th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Lucas made progress on task 84 and task 122 to enhance the system’s functionality and improve the user experience. In relation to task 84, Lucas resolved conflicts with the development branch, identified and resolved cache errors that prevented the display of tasks until the cache was cleaned, and ensured the red bell icon disappears after changes are viewed. Concerning task 122, Lucas implemented a feature that streamlines the task resolution process by removing the spinning icon when a task is marked as done. This modification will minimize confusion and allow users to quickly identify completed tasks. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Harlley Bastos (Full Stack Developer) completed his 10th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Harlley focused on developing new test cases for the timer feature to ensure its functionality and reliability. In addition, Harlley dedicated a substantial amount of time and energy to troubleshoot issues. The pictures below show some of this work.
Yihan Liu (Software Engineer) completed her 8th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Yihan focused on resolving a bug related to the weekly summary submission date. She identified the target file named WeeklySummary.jsx, and after analyzing the code, proposed adding an uploadDate to the weeklySummaries object to solve the issue. Yihan modified the file, tested the changes, and found that the weeklySummaries object wrote to the server as expected. However, the object read from the server still did not include uploadDate. To address this, Yihan determined that the backend needed to be modified. In addition, Yihan conducted code reviews for PR#823 and PR#352, and found that the toggle on the weekly summary report page was still set to “requested” even after changing it to “posted” and refreshing the page.
Yongjian Pan (React.js/MongoDB Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 8th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Yongjian completed two tasks for the project. The first task involved creating a new badge to recognize personal records achieved by users. He successfully finished the task and submitted a pull request for his team members to review. The second task was to implement a dark mode feature for the entire application. See the images below for a glimpse of this work.
Abdelmounaim “Abdel” Lallouache (Software Developer) completed his 6th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Abdel reviewed several PRs. Specifically, he (1) reviewed PR #352, which added the bio status to the weekly report, (2) PR #353, which addressed visibility issues in Team Member Tasks, (3) PR #815, which introduced the active and total member count to the project report page, (4) PR #823, which included the bio status in the weekly report, and (5) PR #826, which resolved the new max personal record award badge issue. Additionally, Abdel enhanced the task management system by removing the ability for anyone except Owners and Administrators to resolve tasks. The pictures below are related to this work.
Vishvesh Sheoran (Artificial Intelligence Specialist) completed his 4th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Vishvesh carried out his assigned responsibilities of reviewing frontend pull requests. He reviewed and provided constructive feedback for PRs 323, 815, 301, and 271. Furthermore, he set up his local environment on his Windows laptop in preparation for his upcoming transition to the development team. See pictures below showing his efforts.
Bada Kim (Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 1st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Bada explored and addressed a series of technical issues, with a focus on improving the development process and resolving bugs. An undocumented error pertaining to node-sass was discovered early in the week, which was subsequently communicated to the team via the Slack platform to aid in future troubleshooting. Additionally, a comment was made on the setup documentation, indicating an ambiguity concerning the non-usage of ESLint for the front-end repository. Bada also delved into a bug reported by a colleague that was causing sporadic page crashes when a task item was clicked. It was confirmed that the crash was due to certain task items lacking the “num” property. An enhancement was proposed for the local setup documentation, inspired by the earlier node-sass error. In tandem with these investigations, approval was granted to PR #809 after successful video confirmations. Bada also initiated PR #817, which was opened to address the node-sass error that non-intel Mac machines were experiencing during the local setup. This issue was scrutinized further to determine why the initial quick fix was unsuccessful. Further investigation into the task item bug resulted in the opening of PR #819, which proposed the addition of the “num” property to task items that were missing it. See the images below for this work.
Sneha M Madle (Software Engineer) completed her 2nd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Sneha reviewed the bug list and selected a specific bug to investigate. She dedicated time to understand the code related to badges. Despite her efforts to reproduce the bug, she was unable to do so. She was then directed to investigate a PR that had been raised. After examining the changes in the PR, Sneha gained a better understanding of the badge code. She made a final attempt to reproduce the bug but was unsuccessful. However, during this process, she identified another issue with the MostHrsInWeek Badge and raised a PR for it. Recognizing the inability to reproduce the original bug, Sneha moved on to the next bug and commenced investigation. The pictures below show her 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: Alexander G Huerta (Software Engineer) complete his 3rd week, Anish Pandita (Software Engineer) completed his 13th week, Edwin Estuardo Lau Mack (Software Engineer) completed his 2nd week, Nathan Hoffman (Software Engineer) completed his 1st week, Papia Sharmin (Full Stack Developer) completed her 1st week, Xiao Tan (Software Engineer) completed her 4th week, Xiao Wang (Software Engineer) completed his 2nd week, Yu-Wei Hsu (Software Engineer) completed his 3rd week, and Yubo Sun (Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 3rd week. The collage below shows a compilation of the work from this team.
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