Weekly Staff Meetings/2012-05-15

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(repeated from last week cancelled meeting)

Location

  • XinCheJian
  • Time: 19h00 - 20h00

Attendants

  • Clemence
  • Edward
  • Lio
  • Ricky
  • Min Lin
  • David

late:

  • Andi
  • Kevin

Visiting: Nelson, Infy

Props

  • Edward, Paul, Lio, Mika, Ricky, Hector, Spencer, Infy, Kevin, Russell and others for moving to the new space
  • Clemence, Paul, Edward, Qichen, Lio, Mika, Sunny, Angie, Andrea, Little Edward, Russell, Ricky, Min Lin for Maker Carnival
  • Edward, Paul, Lio, Mika, Spencer for unpacking and setting up the new space
  • David for taking care of new space negotiations and company setup
  • Infy for taking care of the space during Maker Carnival
  • Lutz (...and Edward) for Swarm Robots group initiative
  • Habib, Andi, Min Lin for Italian team building workshop negotiations
  • Min Lin for collect money for the uC (ATtiny...)
  • Ricky & Kevin & Otto & Valentin for getting the proposal
  • Valentin cutting the table
  • Kevin for joining the staff meeting

Agenda

  • Opening party
    • Rooftop BBQ with DJ
    • Thursday, May 24th, Wednesday 7pm to 11pm
    • Makers Portrait
  • 22nd, 23rd: Chinese TV show invitation (湖南卫视天天向上)
    • Paul and Edward are really down on this participation
    • David, Qichen and Rockets...
    • 3d printer guy from Beijing
    • forward to other hackerspaces
  • Past workshop
    • May 12th 10AM: 3D modeling workshop (160RMB, 5 hours)
      • Lutz was here, Ricky came...
      • Two instructors with 4 person signed up and nobody came in
      • Quality control, more free/cheaper trials
      • Workshops on workshops
      • Show preparation and practice with a video teaching
      • Don't have enough workshop
      • Who want to police those workshops?
      • Never do morning
  • Upcoming events/workshops
    • May 19th: TEDx workshop, Joule Thief (Paul?), 50 persons, RMB100
    • May 20th 1PM: Little Edward's Arduino piano workshop (NOT HAPPENING)
    • May 20th: Occupy TEDx Shanghai (English and Chinese)
      • 18 minutes of presentation for XinCheJian
      • People's Square, theater
      • free lunch
      • 9am - 19h00 (hackers don't do morning)
      • David... Ricky? Paul? Nelson? (XCJ, OpenHardware)
      • Rehearsal TEDx May 19th
    • June 2nd (and 3rd if possible): Children's day celebration
      • Children's day focus
      • Sunny and Min Lin taking the lead, but Min Lin will probably be in Beijing
      • Clemence will help
      • Spaghetti bridge competition
      • Squishy circuits
      • Blinky light soldering
      • Building swarm robot and line follower workshop
      • Promote the children workshops during the summer
    • June 10th 9AM: Italian Allianz team building workshop, 40 persons (split 50%/50%)
      • Min Lin, Andi, Lio, Lutz helping for the workshop
      • 10K RMB
      • Espresso machine (temporary)
      • craft robot (chopstick junior)
      • Nelson will do a practice run on the instructions
      • Practice workshop before June 20th, afternoon
      • Kit to be sold RMB500
  • Members updates
    • New members: 37 active members
    • Basic membership does not include daytime
    • Badges: stakeholders (gold)
      • Send emails from the ecofair
    • Startup membership
      • Paul, Edward: no dedicated space, consider increasing this (1200->1500/person, co-working space), 9-5 only
      • selective (no goddamn Web 2.0 here, mobile apps); no Internet cafe
      • Corporate membership for W+K? ask them to cover individual memberships
      • Pricing: teachers * time + material
  • resources in the new space:
    • we have 3 water jugs but no working water machine (last one got thrown out as it was no usable), xinchejian should consider buying 3 a month for the community with the understanding we can drink from any water machine :)
    • internet.. it's working! YEAH! just took 2 weeks...
      • can do authentication just not accounting for now.. radius accounting is broken.
  • machine room:
    • ONGOING: cut the table and weld on a new cross bar and afix to the wall
  • computers
    • need to put them in place.. run another drop cable
    • Dell computers with Microsoft
    • Migrant workers people support
    • List of hardware
    • We can resell
    • EC2

Followup

  • Company updates
    • insurance (we need insurance? how mmuch is? liability 25RMB/year/person)
    • Delegate agreement (all signed except for Michael)
    • 1 month
  • Maker Carnival projects to be shipped back:
    • rat trap
    • hanging interactive worlds
    • useless machine
    • Arduino Keyboard
    • line follower
    • ...still waiting...
  • Mini-Maker Faire in September in Shanghai, O'Reilly
    • Science Faire
    • Ricky Ye organizing them
    • Discuss with Rockets
  • Soccerbots
    • Spencer, Lutz, Edward, Valentin (Spencer is out of the country on 19th)
    • Kevin and me: proposal, Otto
    • Nelson is interested in joining
    • 30 days terms
    • don't worry about it until it happens...
    • can't buy VAT fapiao...
  • Camera: Infy to take care of it.