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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yunity heartbeat 2017-05-28

yunity heartbeat 2017-05-28

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

House Projects

Bad D├╝rrenberg

We said it was on a hiatus, but thanks to Mandy and Curtis there is still progress in the old train station of Bad D├╝rrenberg. Mandy recently shared some pictures with us in #wupphaus-badue on Slack. The ones below are just a preview, all of them can be found on our wiki. Living room on 1st floor

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yunity heartbeat 2017-05-14

yunity heartbeat 2017-05-14

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

Foodsaving Worldwide

News from foodsaving groups

  • We renewed the contact to foodsharing Edinburgh, just to find out that it already is foodsharing Scotland - with active foodsaving projects in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Dumfries as well! In Edinburgh they maintain cooperations with 17 businesses, hold various distribution events every week and up to three Disco Soup events a year. On top of that they received government funding and are holding workshops now to educate students about sustainable cooking. Way to go, Scottish foodsavers! :D
  • On the 12th foodsharing Warsaw celebrated their first anniversary with a little get-together of foodsavers and supporters. There was saved food and shared pride in all the success that was already reached over the past year. Congratulations foodsharing Warsaw! :D
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