yunity heartbeat 2018-05-27

yunity heartbeat 2018-05-27

The yunity heartbeat - news from the world of sharing, fresh every two weeks.

You probably noticed that you received tons of emails and needed to accept new data privacy statements from basically every service your're using, right? That's all due to GDPR and is not an exception.

A lot of work was done to make as legal as possible until GDPR was implemented on May 25. There was a real possibility to completely shut down the page if the most pressing requirements were not met in time and pressure was high. But thanks to the awesome work of Matthias, Jörg, Peter, Kristijan and others we managed to keep online again!

The changelog of May 24 lists what was done with regards to GDPR.

Happy contributors after some stressful days of work.

by Janina


The calm times where only ~5 people inhabited the houses ended with Korean flair: First we opened the huge Kimchi pot and refilled everything into jars, and then Janina found pork belly in the basement and realized that she could make Samgyeobsal with it - a Korean barbecue favorite!

The bowl in the middle was filled 5 times until the giant pot was empty.

A day of cooking and even using bought ingredients led to this feast.

Now Kanthaus got busier again! After that empty phase, we were happy to welcome back some of our members and volunteers, as well as new vistors.

The undjetzt 2017 retrospective took place over the weekend and brought 7 people and a baby to our house. Apart from that, Doug and Janina did a lot of PR work by visiting the official opening of Der Laden (a new open space with a focus on culture and arts), together with Matthias going to the party of the Rotters in Altenbach (awesome people, who are really into sharing and change - their church's website shows a lot of the cool things they do) and doing a foodsharing info booth at Landgut Nemt's farm fair.

Doug promoting in Nemt.

by Janina

Foodsaving Worldwide & Karrot

On we now have a super informative series of 5 articles about foodsharing Moscow. It really is inspiring to read how these crafty Russians made foodsharing work, how much thought and effort was put in and how far they already came. Don't miss it!

Read more about these pioneers of Russian foodsharing on!

We got lots of useful user feedback from foodsharing Warsaw, who recently started organizing their actions with Karrot. Some bugs were pointed out and some problems that occurred on iPhones (which is mainly due to nobody in our team actually owning an apple device...), but the overall message was 'works great' and 'thank you'. :)

by Janina

About the heartbeat.

The heartbeat is a fortnightly summary of what happens in yunity. It is meant to give an overview over our currents actions and topics.

How to contribute?

Talk to us in #heartbeat on Slack if you want to add content, change the layout or any other heartbeat related issues and ideas! We are also happy about any kind of feedback! ^_^