Roadmap 2023

This is a full description of items in our roadmap for 2023. See our site homepage for a shorter, snappier version.

Architecting in the world of distributed software requires patience, agility, and iteration. This roadmap reflects our best attempts to understand Neighbourhoods' needs in advance!

Epic: Toolkit 0.0.1

An early version of our toolkit to scaffold your neighbourhood, demonstrating how to set up distributed, online communities with social intelligence features.

Toolkit 0.0.1: Sensemaker_lite

Implementation of a app that enables groups to add extra metadata on any entry from any other hApp DNA, store, and process that metadata into useful insights via community-defined processes.

Toolkit 0.0.1: NH Launcher - 'We' Fork

A forked version of the 'We' hApp, serving as an entry point where applets are initially selected for use within a neighbourhood.

Toolkit 0.0.1: Open standards for NH-compatible applets

Documentation of standards enabling hApps to handle the social data ontology of the sensemaker-lite, plus an applet scaffolding tool.

These standards reflect different degrees of NH compatibility of hApps:

Low - Not dependent on the SenseMaker; all hApps can be loaded into the NH Launcher interface, scanned for ResourceTypes which are then imported. From here, Dimensions, Methods, and CulturalContexts can be created by hand to enable additional sensemaking capacities (e.g. adding ratings).

Medium - hApps customized and prepared for NH integration; Once such an applet is selected into a neighbourhood, it comes pre-packed with ResourceTypes, Dimensions, Methods and CulturalContexts, and the hApp UI allows assessments using the Sensemaker and will have custom UI elements displaying data from the Sensemaker.

High - Everything above, plus the capacity to adapt the hApp UI automatically upon changing Dimensions, Methods and Cultural Contexts. This enables fine-tuned control over how that neighbourhood wants to operate*

Toolkit 0.0.1: Sample Applets

Demonstration of, and support for, applets using our template config files.

Toolkit 0.0.1: Community Activation Wizard

The Community Activation Wizard places cultural choices (e.g. resources, dimensions, and methods), into a configuration file that is used to compile into a neighbourhood. Community activators arrange the flow of resources, contexts, agents, modes of sense-making, and scoring computations.

Toolkit 0.0.1: Sensemaker Dashboard

Stakeholders of any given neighbourhood must be able to fully engage in their social contexts. For example, they may adjust and respond to data sharing requests from other neighbourhoods or alter how they compute scores. They may also browse and add additional hApp modules via early bazaar functionality.

Epic: Ecosystem Development

Participatory events supporting the growth of the Neighbourhoods ecosystem.

Applet Fest

Series of online and in-person events demonstrating the NH framework and offering open standards, resulting in additional development of 'critical applet suite' for intial bazaar deployment.

Cultural Hackathon

Local events with community groups looking to use Neighbourhoods to develop specific cultural styles in their remote coordination.

Epic: Sensemaker 0.0.2 computational complexity and digital identity

Buildout of the Sensemaker, including digital identity and agent-related features.

Integration of hardcoded computations (Sensemaker 0.0.2)

Additional capabilities built in to the Sensemaker, enabling more complex social intelligence:

  • Count number of assessments

  • Sum values of all assesments

  • Ratio (count / sum)

  • Mean value

  • Median value

  • String literal that has the most occurances

  • Use only one dimension as input, and provide a seperation computation for result validation (i.e. minimum number of assessments)

Agent roles and capabilities (Sensemaker 0.0.2)

Intermediary, key forwarding steps enabling basic use of roles and capabilities prior to the planned integration of Holochain's 'Deepkey' system for digital identity.

Integration of Deepkey, profiles, and personas

Intra- and cross-neighbourhood use agent assessments and reputation via leaderboards, badges, and 'social CVs'

Epic: Neighbourhoods' Bazaar

Prototyping and early releases of the Neighbourhoods bazaar, which connects applet developers and communities.

Bazaar assumptions and actor behavior modeling

Specification and modelling of in-bazaar accounting, solicitation and use of external investment, elements of community/dev relationships, etc.

Neighbourhoods' Neighbourhood for community activators with bazaar features

Bazaar prototype that rates, assesses, and tracks usage of applets and integrates native accounting features.

*Not part of 0.0.1 Toolkit

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