The yunity heartbeat - what has each team done, what are they doing and what do they need help with.
The old train station in Bad Dürrenberg is now inhabited by yunity folk since almost three weeks. The mood goes up and down and people come and go, but there is progress after all:
- We have running water and flushable toilets
- We have DSL and a landline telephone connection
- We have two heatable rooms
- We already got rid of a lot of rubble
- We already talked to lots of people and found many who want to support us
- We have more tools, than fit into our cabinet (even though some are still missing)
- We have a post box
- We have started to set up wupphaus.yunity.org to have a specifically dedicated website
On top of that we had a talk with the mayor, who seems supportive, some other local politicians, entrepreneurs and press people and we even got featured in the local newspaper , with a big picture and all!
Also, we are planning an event and a survey to include the local community of Bad Dürrenberg even more into what we are doing. We want to create something beneficial to everyone living there after all, and we don't want to be isolated in our building but truly be part of the city!
Still, there is a lot of love and work needed to make this dream come true and help is needed on every front! So if you'd like to lend a hand please do so, and rather sooner than later...
In the meantime enjoy some impressions from the site and you'll see that we really need you! ^^
Haifa, Ankara and Barcelona were added to our detailed collection of
- More information on foodsharing in Russia was added there, too.
- Tilmann just reached Lyon and is already networking with locals.
- Online research has provided us with info on existing initiatives in Lyon like Anciela , Zéro Déchets , Colibris and others.
- There is an event about creating a society without waste on December 1st and a meet-up of Disco Soupe activists on December 6th . We'll probably attend!
- Aaaaalways looking for more info on existing initiatives, platforms and enthusiastic individuals! Don't be shy, approach us if you know something!
- Full translation support, now all pages can be translated (e.g. via Transifex )
- Restructure code components to represent the dependency tree more clearly
Much more needed features:
create a group
join a group
create a store
basic user page
Decision for now to just have a
field, not first & last name
- Geographic map for stores and groups
- Edit text for stores and groups
- Chat support
Small changes to the backend
- General first user feedback is missing
Feature planning for bigger changes that also involve backend coding
- Updated the translations of the sub projects on yunity.org
- German translation of the project identity article, which is now a blog post
- Transcription of Raphael's TEDx Talk has finally been reviewed and approved in Amara, thanks to Sara Brunacci .
- Translation of Raphael's TEDx Talk in various languages (Italian by Sara Brunacci )
If anybody is looking for a English to German or - even better - French translation task: The
, would be nice to have not only in English...
- Creating a survey to monitor the needs of the local people of Bad Dürrenberg, as well as their take on sharing.
- More updates via facebook , thanks to new admins taking action. A lot of positive feedback, mostly due to WuppHouse progress.
Still looking to implement alternative social media to not mainly use facebook. Currently looking more into
- Reactivation of the reddit channel - please post relevant yunity content there so the crowd can push things up or down!
People taking care of alternative social media channels like GNUsocial,
- Enhancing the Facebook posting guidelines
About the heartbeat.
The heartbeat is a biweekly summary of what happens in yunity. It is meant to give an overview over our currents actions and topics.
When and how does it happen?
Every other weekend we collect information on a wiki page and publish it the following Monday as a wiki blog article.
Afterwards we add a nice abstract and share it on facebook .