Exploring the Multiverses

The Offical Lightwave Blog 

Exploring the Multiverses

The Offical Lightwave Blog 

Update #87

27. April 2021

🌊 1. Big news! We officially founded with representatives from the entire food value chain the Cooperative Koopernikus with Gut Rheinau, BachserMärt, PicoBio, Samses, Rampe21, Ernährungsforum Zürich, Chornlade! We feel mega hyped & happy to work together within a larger team. It feels like a movement with meaning

🌐 2. At Koopernikus we are responsible for IT. Our plan is to get to know all personally, to code individual appearances and to create the Koopernikus IT platform from the intersection of needs 

💸 3. The Koopernikus finance group discussed how to finance the development of the IT platform. One idea is to finance our team by receiving CHF 4000/month and CHF 4000 in form of food that we can resell within our community

💻 4. Thanks to the input of Pospi & our long-term goal to switch to Holochain, we decided to switch from REST to GraphQL and to code & test a product service

🧮 5. Johannes added all producer data (name, website, address)of Zollfrei products into exel list

Update #86

20. April 2021

1. 🤝 On Sunday Raphi and Johannes met with Fred von Chornlade. We were able to get to know Fred and the new location of their climate friendly grocery store in Zollhaus better. As soon as the move is finished, Fred are interested in working together on the digital appearance of their products on their own webshop, Koopernikus and Zurich marketplace.

2. 📲 Isa continued to work on the backend and the construction of the database with the elements of the seller, producer and product. As well developed a converter which allows the transfer of the Excel list with all the product/producer data to be easily fed into the database.

3. 💻 Tibor integrated a list view of products into the web shop with the possibility to switch between grid view of prodcut pictures or list view. This responds better to the needs of our customers.

🧮 4. Johannes is still in the process of adding all additional data for the Zollfrei products (producer, website, address). It is at product 170/900.

Update #85

16. April 2021

🤝 1. Raphi and Johannes met David yesterday at his farm Gut Rheinau. We were on the same ‚lightwave‘ from the start, invited us to his family’s home, cooked and ate food together directly from the farm. While we were discussing about Koopernicus, activism, creating meaning and cooperation through the digital world.

🌱 2. We got on so well that we will work together directly. He shared his data on his products with us and gave us access to 10 other producers who sell food through Gut Rheinau. We are welcome to come again and take pictures of the products for the whole network.

📱3. Raphi, Tibor, Isa and Johannes discussed David’s needs. We will then add the other elements to the mock-up design and copy the webshop MVP from Zollfrei for Gut Rheinau and simply change the logo.

🧮 4. Johannes provided David’s data clearly by sorting the products by food category and producer. As well as additional data from the producers and products for Zollfrei database.

Update #84

14. April 2021

1. 🌱🌊 Surprisingly, Christof gave Johannes the very first money for the Lightwave project worth CHF 2,000. This is a recognition of our work, vision and our values. We are happy about it and motivated to continue making a contribution to humanity and mother earth. 

2. 🧮 On Monday and Tuesday, Johannes was in Zollfrei. He manually recorded all 850 products from the store in the Excel list with data of name, price and origin, if available. 

3. 📝 Today the data from food producers & traders were added. This gives us a better overview of how we can best network other organizations on the marketplace.

4. 💻 We decided which technology we use to build the database and back-end: Springboot, PostgreSQL & REST.

Update #83

10. April 2021

🌊 1. Johannes met Christof at Zollfrei to provide orientation about their data stocks. The list currently consists of 140 product entries. There are around 400 products in the store and all have been marked which still need to be added to the list. Johannes will do that next time into the Excel List and Raphi will take product pictures.

📱 2. Tibor programmed the new design of the product page. 

🖌3. We updated the landing page of our website. Now we are working on the different pages. 

🕸 4. Fabi and Johannes had a good conversation about how we can network the various initiatives (Koopernikus, Urban Equipe, Stadtentwicklung Zürich, Seeds) and create a working group around the DAO Marketplace

🏙 5. After talking to Christof that he would be interested to participate financially on the city DAO Marketplace we realized how important the question is, what the legal framework is and how a technical implementation with SEEDS could look like

Update #82

7. April 2021

👋 1. Greetings from the core Tech team: Raphi, Isabel, Tibor and Johannes (from top left to bottom right)

🧮 2. Tomorrow Johannes and Christof from Zollfrei will meet to evaluate their data stocks and options for transfer to our back-end

🚜3. We received an invitation from David from Gut Rheinau to his farm to improve our relationships and find out how their farm works and what needs they have for their digital infrastructure

🤝 4. Raphi and Johannes will also meet Fred von Chornlade in order to better understand their needs as a grocery store in the middle of Zürich in Zollhaus

🖌 5. We are currently in the process of updating our landing page

💻 6. We have stored tickets for the technical implementation on Trello so that Tibor and Isa can start programming the product page

Update #81

30. March 2021

🖌 1. With the Feedback of Christof from Zollfrei we designed a Mock-Up for the product page  

💻 2. To prepare for the programming we are setting up user Stories and Trello with a ticket system 

🌐 3. Fabienne organized a networking event for the food players in Zurich on behalf of the Ernährungsforum Zürich – we had the opportunity to share the idea of the city, organizations and customer’s owned marketplace and to get in touch with others

🏛 4. The city of Zurich does not support our application for the moment because we have not yet submitted a convincing business plan and could not ensure the sustainability of the project – Therefore, they offer coaching sessions to develop a sustainable business model together and to try again with the application in 3 months. And until then they get in touch with other departments of the city of Zurich (Smart City, economic development), as our project covers a lot.

🌱 5. David vom Gut Rheinau, a food producer and member of the Koopernikus cooperative invites us to become part of the cooperative as an IT service provider and expert

Update #80

27. March 2021

🤝 1. Christof from Zollfrei was very happy with our programmed MVP website and webshop 

🔄 2. And has given us feedback on which data is important to him on the product page

📸 3. As well gave us access to their product images and the okay to put their products on the Lightwave Zürich marketplace

🎉 4. That is why we are happy to announce that we have reached an important milestone: The first 100 products are on the marketplace. Many more to follow 🙂

🧮 5. We created a table for the database schema and shared it with the Zollfrei team in order to enter all of the data

🖌6. With the feedback of Christof and database schema we can make a design of the product page

Update #79

24. March 2021

Here is a longer summary of Lightwave:

Update #78

23. March 2021

🤝 1. I met Christof from Zollfrei last Tuesday – he loves the Mock-Up & the whole vision behind Lightwave & wants to work together

💻 2. So we programmed a MVP website and webshop of Zollfrei: https://zollfrei.lightwave.ch 

🌊3. Christof and i felt the responsibility to give a value to the product/service/vision of Lightwave & came to the conclusion after a little research of a price range of 100-300 CHF/ monthly + a Sales fee from 1 to 5 %. We are still in the process as team and network to figure it out exactly

🌈 4. Denise, Ilaria, Mohamad and i had an awesome first big online event of Lightwave during the Digital Milano Week with 40 participants – Around 8 are interested to work as Network builder for their cities in Italy & Spain to implement a sustainable marketplace & DAO 

🚛 5. Andreas and i had a good Call with City Cargo – our next call is about brainstorming and sketching the value flows of the marketplace