Weekly Staff Meetings/2012-07-24

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* Location       : XinCheJian
* Scheduled Time :  7:45pm
* Start time     :  8:00pm (sorry)
* End time       : 10:00pm (long one, due to discussion)
* Staff Present  : Paul, Lio, Valentin, David, Lutz, Kevin, Edward (late)
* Others Present : --


Accomplishments (from last week)

  • New Members Welcome 201207 - 20 Jul Fri (Ricky) - Positive! Please click link for all discussion on future improvements. Next one planned for 17 August.


Regular Issues

Wednesday Open House Talks (July 25)

* Talk 1: Shiyin Cai - Dialogue in the dark
* Talk 2: Bernard Xiong - RTOS/RT-Thread
* Talk 3: Aler Gu - 17 year making with fast contributions 


Main Issues

  • Membership Discussion 201207 - NEW PRICING PROPOSAL PLEASE READ
    • "Simple 100" Version - 100 RMB month + bonus month
    • Time Discount - 3m 250 RMB, 6m 450 RMB (same as last proposal)
    • Example: If you join on July 5, you pay next at 1 Sep
    • TODO: KEVIN: Send to stakeholder list
  • Membership Experience Discussion 201207 - What can we improve about the membership experience?
    • PLEASE READ. Some concrete proposals below.
    • MINI WORKSHOPS: TODO: DAVID to host one on Saturday, 28 July, 2:30 on "How to do start seedlings for hydroponics"
    • SURVEY: TODO: JIA QI to do surveys on members


Upcoming Events / Projects (<= 4 weeks)

  • Processing Class (Raven)
  • Tongji Workshop, Friday 2 August
    • David, Rockets, Barry, Qichen
    • Handled
  • Arduino Workshop 201207 (Edward, Paul, Ricky) - 18, 19 Aug 2012
    • See main website
    • Charging: 800 RMB, includes arduino kit (worth 300 RMB)
    • TODO: PAUL: Website needs to be updated
    • TODO: Marketing to start now
      • Email: Email...
      • Weibo:
      • Wednesday Meeting: Will present
    • TODO: EDWARD: Give update next week, guest speakers, etc.


  • Shanghai Barcamp (Techyizu) - 8 September
    • What is Xinchejian planning to do? (Occupy Barcamp v2?)
    • Are there new projects to show?


Future Events / Projects (> 4 weeks)

  • Node.js Event: No date yet


Marketing


Operation Stuff

Xinchejian Websites

Xinchejian Space

Neighbors

Legal and Financial


  • Financial Issues 201207 - Discussion
    • TODO: MIN LIN: Pass operation financial info to David
      • NEED TODO: Get figures for cash on hand, inventory, costs, only final numbers
      • Show books for next week (David)
    • Discussion next week on the financial situation
    • Sponsorship: Possible
      • NEED TODO: Make a presentation for sponsorship

Membership

Staff




Long-Term Priorities

  • Do awesome projects
  • Do awesome workshops / teaching
  • Expand membership
  • Reach more Chinese
  • Become financially sustainable
  • Reduce time spent on management / logistical issues