Foodsaving worldwide summer camp & hackweek

Foodsaving worldwide summer camp & hackweek

Our last hackathon in July was enjoyed by everyone. You can read a retrospective about it in this heartbeat.

To further fuel progress on foodsaving.world and the foodsaving worldwide network, we plan a summer camp & hackweek in the mid of September.

Why?

Set up a temporary productive working environment for coders and foodsaving activists in a lovely place in Bavarian countryside.

We will:

  • improve existing functionality on foodsaving.world
  • plan new features
  • discuss ways to increase the foodsaving worldwide network together with foodsharing.de
  • improve communication inside and outside of the foodsaving.world team

If you want to know more about foodsaving.world and foodsaving worldwide, this wiki overview article and this recent blog post might be helpful.

Besides that, expect to have a great time in beautiful nature together with lovely people!

If you have another idea what you would like to do with us, please get in contact. (See end of this article)

When and where?

The Foodsaving worldwide summer camp & hackweek will take place from 2017-09-13 to 2017-09-24 in Neuried, Markt Indersdorf

What is the schedule?

There is no fixed schedule, but expect a focused work period for 6 hours per day (except for the first and the last day).

So how will we...

Some thoughts on how life will be during that week. Some of it might only be relevant if we will be a lot of people though.

... eat?

  • Are you ready to feast on saved food that comes from dumpster diving and from foodsharing cooperations in the region?
  • Are you willing to sort good from perished food, wash it and prepare it together?

... sleep?

  • Would you mind sleeping in the same room with others? That might mean people coming in late at night and/or talking together in the morning.
  • Are you comfortable with sleeping in a tent? That's usually the best way to have a really quiet time.

... get along with neighbors and parents?

  • Are you willing stop others from talking loudly outside late at night (i.e. after midnight)?
  • Are you aware of others being bothered by rooms or places that are dirty or unorderly?

... get there?

The place is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, so it might be a challenge to get there without an own car.

By train/bus: From Munich, there is some public transport to get here. Use the travel planner http://efa.mvv-muenchen.de with these destinations, sorted by distance to goal:

  • Neuried (Indersdorf), Neuried
  • Ainhofen (Obb), Ainhofen
  • Lanzenried (Kr DAH), Lanzenried
  • Hilgertshausen, Post

By Hitchhiking: from A9, get off in Allershausen and then to Neuried. From A8, get off in Odelzhausen, to Markt Indersdorf, then to Neuried. But be aware of the fact that Neuried is so tiny that maybe even the locals might not know it. So be sure to know where you want to go!

For those coming with their car, there are roughly three parking lots for visitors.

I want to participate!

If you are interested, please send a mail to Tilmann or directly join the #hackweek channel on yunity Slack. Inside the channel, you will find an attendance sheet where you can enter yourself.

Coffee and cake in Wurzen - Getting to know the neighbors

Coffee and cake in Wurzen - Getting to know the neighbors

We want to get in contact with the neighbors of our housing project in Wurzen. We want to tell them what we are all about and we want to hear what they might have in mind.

Since we want to play an active role in the city of Wurzen it is of utmost importance to us to get along with the other citizens, to include them into our actions and to create an atmosphere in which we want to help and support each other.

This is the invitation we distribute prior to the event:

And we hope we'll be able to offer some cake as nice as this one... ;)

Hackathon - Coding for Change

Hackathon - Coding for Change

We held the first Coding for Change hackathon last October at co-up (thanks co-up!) and it was a great success. A lot of energy went into the projects and much progress was made. You can read our retrospective for the details.

It's time for the next one!

Why?

We want to take an active part in changing society - dedicated to preventing waste and expanding the movement of sharing resources.

When?

  • 14th July (evening) please arrive by 8pm for our welcome session
  • 15th July (full day)
  • 16th July (full day)

Please fill in the attendance sheet if you want to come, or are just thinking about it.

Where?

co-up, Adalbertstr. 8, 10999 Berlin

They very generously provide the space to us for free, so please support them.

What?

We have three great projects and invite new and existing developers to join for a weekend of meeting and coding.

If you are not already involved with one of the projects and you want to attend please get involved now so you are ready to start coding when you arrive!

These are all projects built by grassroots communities and run on a shoestring budget (or no budget), they are all great and need your support.

(If you have a project that you think fits in with these and would like to join our hackathon, please pester someone in the #hackathon channel in slack).


foodsharing.de

Helps over 150 thousand people to save and share food.

There are two parts to the application.

1) existing server-rendered PHP application

This is the main site, and is currently being turned into a laravel app by the original developer as part of Prototype Fund - round 1.

2) new light version

A Symfony + Doctrine RESTful API built on top of the existing database with a shiny Vue.js / Quasar mobile-friendly frontend focused on the tasks you need to do now - e.g. see your next pickups, reply to messages, and contact the other people doing a pickup with you.

See our writeup for details and screenshots.

Code: gitlab.com/foodsharing-dev and github.com/foodsharing-dev

Get involved: join #foodsharing-dev channel in slack.


foodsaving.world

A new website to help foodsaving communities worldwide schedule food pickups. Currently being used by a team in Gothenburg, translated into 8+ languages.

It's a python + django-rest-framework API backend with an AngularJS frontend built using Angular Material.

This summer it's in the Rails Girls Summer of Code programme.

Code: github.com/yunity/foodsaving-frontend and github.com/yunity/foodsaving-backend

Get involved: join #foodsaving-tool channel in slack.


trustroots.org

Travellers' community for sharing, hosting and getting people together.

A nodejs backend and AngularJS frontend.

Code: github.com/Trustroots/trustroots

Get involved: developers.trustroots.org


Additionally...

There will be non-dev workshops and meetings around the idea of sharing to find possibilities of support and start mutual activities, especially foodsharing, permakultur, urban gardening and tempelhof commons.

Contact: Philip Engelbutzeder butze-7@web.de


Will there be food?

Yes! Saved food will be provided and prepared for free!

Add any preferences on the attendance sheet.

Will there be drinks?

Yes! Drinks are generously sponsored by Outlandish:

The members of Outlandish want to unleash technology’s potential to make the world a fairer, better place. If you want to do that, we want to work with you. Outlandish is made up of around 20 collaborators and co-owners who love humour, quality code, and apps that challenge the status quo.

We can support co-up by getting the drinks through them, they inform us that:

We have not only beer, but Club Mate (or MioMio since CM is currently sold out because of summer festivals), Fritz soft drinks, as well as sparkling & still water

Where will I sleep?

We are organizing accommodation provided by friends and participants in the city.

If you have or need accommodation, please mention it on the attendance sheet - if you are staying somewhere please bring sleeping gear if possible to make it easier for your host.

I am not a developer, can I still come?

For a productive hackathon we try and keep a majority developer crowd.

Of course successful projects also need product people, design people, PR people, etc. So, there is no hard rule here. If in doubt get in touch with one of the projects to see if they can use your help!

At co-up we will have 3 seperate rooms available as well as a common space, so we can ensure there is productive space for developers to work.

Also, see the Additionally... section above, where Philip will be co-ordinating non-dev workshops and meetings.

Also also, we really value help in organizing the hackathon, sourcing and preparing food, and arranging accommodation. If you want to get involved in that then talk to Janina or Laurina in the #hackathon channel in slack.

Is there a schedule?

No.

Other than our opening session on Friday at 8pm, we leave each project to decide how to organise themselves.

There will likely be a closing session, and a cleaning party too, although as yet unplanned.

Hope to see you there!

Historic yunity events (before February 2017)

Here you find an overview of historic yunity events - from 2015 up to February 2017.

Date and Time Event Location
2017-01-25 to 2017-02-07 WuppDays #14 La Experimental, Barcelona, Spain
New Year's Eve 2016/2017 WuppDays #13 Wupphaus Bad Dürrenberg, Germany
November 2016 WuppDays #12 Witzenhausen, Germany
2016-10-07, 8pm yunity presentation Multiversum, Offenbach, Germany
2016-10-07 to 2016-10-09 Hackathon (#11) co-up Coworking, Berlin, Germany
2016-08-29 to 2016-09-25 WuppBreak (#10) Neuried, Markt Indersdorf, Germany (private home)
2016-08-02 to 2016-09-01 WuppDays #9 Seminarhaus, Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany
July 2016 Synergy Hub WuppDays Synergy Hub, Rotterdam, Netherlands
June & July 2016 WuppDays #8 Mühle am See, Heichelheim, Germany
2016-05-14 to 2016-05-27 WuppDays #7 Seminarhaus, Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany
2016-05-21 Open WuppDay with Raphael Fellmer Seminarhaus, Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany
2016-03-21 to 2016-04-10 WuppDays #6 Sikkelstraat building of Meesteren, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2016-02-01 to 2016-02-14 WuppDays #5 Nürnberg, Germany (private homes)
2016-01-27 10:00 TEDx Talk TEDx Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands
2016-01-10 to 2016-01-11 OpenWuppDays Chemnitz Zukunft, Chemnitz, Germany
2016-01-02 to 2016-01-17 WuppDays #4 Kompott, Chemnitz, Germany
2015-11-27 to 2015-12-13 WuppDays #3 Hauboldstrasse 6, Chemnitz, Germany
2015-11-12 to 2015-11-21 WuppDays #2 Liebermensch-Haus, Mainz, Germany
2015-09-20 to 2015-10-15 WuppDays #1 Malo, Vicenza, Italy (private home)