The globally failing economic, political and social institutions induce bottom-up collaborations, as fixing our problems from above does not provide lasting solutions to our needs.
Permaculture (the "science of nature") reveals the patterns for any kind of sustainable system development.
It is time to apply nature's ethics (people care, earth care and fair-share) to have effective IT solutions available to every collaborative community on the planet.
What it does
Community Network Resource Mapping (CoNeReM) software provides a big picture of the supply, support, and aid capacity and needs of a community, to support effective and efficient collaboration. Can be used from both egocentric and altruistic points of view.
How I built it
- We are using HackMD to clarify the bigger picture and to collaborate on all related information.
- Using social interactions and google forms we undertook research across different communities.
Challenges I ran into
The biggest challenge was in not having the existing team members available at this time and having to provide easy to understand information to newcomers to catch up. More generally, it was challenging and energy-consuming to have a bigger picture about our resource availability and to communicate the current needs.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We have wide experience-based knowledge about bottom-up communities and socio-cybernetic tools to help resource-mapping and to facilitate collaboration. We found a collaborative developement environment and the core developer is on the team.
What I learned
I learned the importance of having a clear picture about our available resources and knowing collaborative ways of managing them.
What's next for #I2We20 - Community Network Resource Mapping toolkit dev.
The next steps for the MVP of the Community Network Resource Mapping toolkit are
- to have a fully customizable form for data collection and
- to provide multiple views with filters to display the collected data, such as
- an egocentric zone view, where resources can be listed in related zones, like categories
- a dependency map, where missing resources can be revealed easily
- a geolocation view, where resources can be located providing easy access to them
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