yunity heartbeat 2017-10-15

yunity heartbeat 2017-10-15

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

Foodsaving Worldwide

We recently received quite some mails again!
Christopher wants to carry the foodsaving and foodsharing movement to Canada, Patrycja to Hamar in Norway, Nana to Manchester in the UK and Alice to Besançon in France. On that note, here's some updates about already existing projects:

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yunity heartbeat 2017-10-01

yunity heartbeat 2017-10-01

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

Foodsaving Worldwide

The Hackweek is over and we are back to working together in a remote way. But we're still feeling the momentum brought to us through the time of being closely together and we achieved quite much:

  • We have a prototype for a static info page that is to be reachable via foodsaving.world
  • Our hosted instance of the Karrot software will move to app.foodsaving.world (to be decided) to make it more clear that foodsaving worldwide and Karrot are not the same
  • Karrot-frontend gets steadily rewritten and foodsharing.de development sees a surge of activity. Read more about these two topics down below:
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yunity heartbeat 2017-09-03

yunity heartbeat 2017-09-03

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

foodsaving.world

Rails Girls Success

The RailsGirls are getting more and more experienced sailing over the ocean of code! Read everything about their first big adventure in their very own fairy tale.

Latest development activity

Since the last changelog in Heartbeat 2017-08-06, a lot of things happened! I'm going to highlight relevant discussions and changes.

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yunity heartbeat 2017-08-20

yunity heartbeat 2017-08-20

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

foodsaving.world

Foodsharing Taiwan won the g0v grant and will use the money that they'll receive partially to support foodsaving.world development!

It is the 2017 Autumn g0v Civic Tech Prototype Grant specifically, which will support the necessary steps for foodsharing Taiwan to really start using the foodsaving tool. Thanks to Stefan, who wrote a long and detailed application, where he explained the need for foodsaving and the advantages of having a platform to do so, foodsharing Taiwan will now receive 500.000 TWD. After taxes (which will be huge since Stefan is a foreigner) the money will be used to finance local things for Taiwan first of course, like printing flyers and paying travel costs for meetings and presentations. What's left afterwards will be distributed between active contributors to the foodsaving tool using a time tracking system.

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yunity heartbeat 2017-08-06

yunity heartbeat 2017-08-06

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

foodsharing.de light

We merged the first contributions from a new contributor, a skilled programmer called Jannis, who joined us at the hackathon. He's improved the metadata of the site.

He also started work on solving some tricky issues on the nodejs chat server which the existing and light versions of the site both need to conncet to - this is the last remaining issue before we can publish the light version of the site further!

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yunity heartbeat 2017-07-23

yunity heartbeat 2017-07-23

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

Hackathon in Berlin

From July 14 to 16 we spent two and a half productive days at coup, ate saved food and worked on our projects. Read more details below!

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yunity heartbeat 2017-07-09

yunity heartbeat 2017-07-09

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

Berlin Hackathon plannings

As announced in the last heartbeat, our hackathon will take place next weekend. According to the attendance sheet, we are expecting

Additionally, there will be people who are interested in having a look at the projects or will support the hackathon with food deliveries and cooking. Speaking of food: we will pick up food from lots of foodsharing.de cooperations in Berlin and made an agreement with Wilmersburger, who will send us a packet of vegan cheese.

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yunity heartbeat 2017-06-25

yunity heartbeat 2017-06-25

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

Planning a multisharing platform

The discussion about a better software platform for sharing is going on! Bruno is working on research on existing platforms and we want to collect feedback on features that we deem important. We had discussions about P2P architecture, the user unic0rned presented us his ideas of the Karma gift website and Nick provided insight on how to create a productive work environment.

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yunity heartbeat 2017-06-11

yunity heartbeat 2017-06-11

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

Multisharing platforms

Online

Thanks to the new energy brought in by Bruno and the enthusiastic movement in Gothenburg, we're talking about building online multisharing services again. On June 4th we held a call to discuss the basic concept and share ideas on how to proceed. Some of the questions raised were the following:

  • app or website?
  • one central service provided by us or individual local instances?
  • what is already out there and how can we make use of it? From the experience we already made with the yunity project some practical advice emerged as well, e.g. by Tilmann:

    Do not try to develop everything on your own, it will take ages and discourage volunteer devs. Rather develop a system or a protocol how to connect existing websites/tools. Go for integrations and plugins instead of stand-alone websites.

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