The yunity heartbeat - what people in yunity have done, what they are doing and what they need help with.
The last two weeks were dominated by the yunity Hackathon in Berlin, on the weekend from 7th to 9th of October. After weeks of preparation, the event was really well-organized and focused on productive work.
To get a feeling of the event, you can watch the introduction video and task overview - here are the slides of Nick's and Tais' presentation . The Hackathon Retrospective was generally positive, with the only downsides being the short duration of the event.
A recent development within yunity: we are starting again with the development of foodsharing.de.
Foodsharing was originally written almost exclusively by the lovely Raphael Wintrich. He put the best part of two years of hard work and dedication into building the site. Most people would run out of motivation before completing it. [...]
There are probably many theories why development has slowed, the only one that makes sense to me is that this stuff is hard , over time I hope to learn exactly why. For now the task is breathe life into the development again.
During the hackathon, we had a meeting on
upcoming and long-term tasks,
which also included a discussion on open-sourcing the code. We will review this in the beginning of November. If you are interested in it, join
on our Slack.
The latest changes to the website are documented on
this page in the foodsharing wiki
, in German language. If you want to participate in the discussion, have look into our
public issue tracker on Gitlab
, or request access to the group to code with us.
many things - are you knowledgeable about PHP? Then you are more welcome to join us!
Discussion on the
Design Guidelines proposal
. This currently is the only well-formulated proposal for yunity design by
, but there was some resistance back then when it was posted to Slack. Still, because of the (accepted)
Open design proposal
, it's fine for yunity members to use - or use a different design to their own liking. (
We welcome Konrad Becker in the coding team!
A lot of services are ready to talk to the backend - though they will be modified to a common style soon.
Over 94% of our code is
covered by tests
- tendency increasing! Yay!
We are kickstarting the frontend in AngularJS - look at our
to follow the process closely.
Most of us still have to get familiar with AngularJS and figure out the best code architecture.
An example of the enormous waste at festivals is documented on Foodsaving at festivals . There's a video that will blow your mind, and maybe motivate you to get active and start a foodsaving community ! It's quite easy to save food and other things at those festivals if you have a few great activists.
A new facebook group for connecting foodsaving groups worldwide . Many people are not active in our wiki or on Slack, so Tilmann 's idea was to also gather people on facebook.
A syscon on the
appropriate name for FSINT and the slack channel fs-international
has been started, the proposal phase is running until 2016-10-19 and the voting phase will start shortly afterwards.
Open up the Signup Autoresponder - that's the mail that people automatically get after filling out the join-the-team form on yunity.org . The goal is to keep it up-to-date with general information how to get started in yunity. ( Paul Free , Janina Abels , Tilmann )
Setting up a
analytics setup to get nicer statistics for yunity and
servers. It's a really powerful tool, which might also help us in getting more insight how we can improve our software. (
Collecting ideas how to
improve the yunity wiki accessibility
created a proposal for a new
FSINT landing page
, and she really loves feedback on it
There's also a Slack channel #improve_wiki where you can participate in the process.
made a lot's of new connections during the freemarket in Berlin. Interviews with around 40 incl. gathering their contacts.
...networking can be exausting. (
Some people plan to visit Valencia (Spain) in January 2016 and spread foodsharing and -saving.
page still gets occasional updates, which range from usual to sexually open to not-so-serious.
Slight ongoing controversy about the Sadomâsching Culture , introduced by Bodhi Neiser and Kaiser Mikato . There are worries if this should be something that is publicly visible on the yunity wiki. There has been a proposal from Douglas Webb to make it only visible to members of yunity (wiki-editors), but so far no decision making process was started.
(what is this? - ask
"not organized" a freemarket in Berlin.
Made lots of local connections, including people interested in glocal foodsharing in Spain.