Weekly Staff Meetings/2012-10-14

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* Location       : XinCheJian
* Scheduled Time : 07:45pm
* Start time     : 07:55pm 
* End time       : 08:45pm
* Staff Present  : Jacqueline, Valentin, Kevin, Min Lin, Paul, Edward
* Others Present : Jonas, Roger, John, Sherry, Sunny


Accomplishments (from last week)

TODO

  • Min Lin : look into export orders for parts?
  • Paul: is moving stuff around, ordering things
  • Paul: to add DNS entry for camera
  • Jackie and Kevin: to send out the survey in the MailChimp

Workshops

  • Same six persons at the "How to make a cutting from a fresh plant"
  • Few guys did a talk on RT-Thread (last minute)

Main Issues

  • John: our intern from last summer is visiting
  • Organization/cleanup of the shelf space
    • Paul, Spencer and everyone...
    • Valentin: make trays
    • Lots of wood downstairs
  • reclaiming our seats in G2C area as promised
    • Susan coming back tomorrow
    • off hours, we use them a lot
  • wednesday 6-9pm special event 80-100 people
    • Rockets, David organizing it... setup at 3pm
      • Please notify our neighbors!
    • Special talk
    • Need to send the MailChip tonight
    • Kevin, Paul, Jacqueline doing the email
  • Max/MSP workshop
    • Renting the workshop
    • minimum 12 signups, 15 max
    • http://www.benhouge.com/
    • August 25th
    • 450 RMB
    • Need to be announced
    • Nothing written yet
  • BarCamp Shanghai involvement (September 8th)
    • Ready to send out on the list
    • confirming venue tomorrow or Thursday (possibly Chengxue?)
    • bring hotspots
    • talks idea: Lophilo, Social Glasses, Minecraft, Urban farming
  • Presentation
    • Social Glasses - Valentin Gauffre
    • Urban Farming - Hydroponics - David Li
    • Secret Stuff -
    • Open source Lophilo - Ricky Ng-Adam
    • Robo Race -
    • Build a Line Follower Robot Workshop -
    • Hacking on scene
    • Mobile Minecraft Booth -
  • "maker faire" (maker carnival) shanghai - November involvement
    • exhibition, hackathon, workshops, guests from abroad
    • need a lead! DF Robot needs help! interns! people! budget!
    • where is it going to be?
    • goal: better than Beijing ;-)

Upcoming Events / Projects (<= 4 weeks)

  • New Members Orientation: this Friday on the 17th
    • Free beers, soft drinks and chips
    • Group making activity
    • Announcement for new members
    • Ricky: presentation
    • Valentin: Assemble a line follower? 20 RMB
    • use video, schematic, livecast, etc
  • Arduino Workshop 201207 (Edward, Paul, Spencer,) - 18, 19 Aug 2012
    • 7 signups website
    • Ultimate Arduino Workshop
      • At least 2 people, on Saturday, 18 August at 13:00
      • Volunteers: Ricky, Sunny Jr is in!
      • Need more Chinese volunteers
    • Prepare starter kits: How many kits ready?
      • Min Lin is preparing the starter kits
  • Roboracing Workshop 201208 - 25 Aug (Edward)
    • TODO: Edward to give a plan / update
    • NEED: Marketing help
    • line follower ready, SMD ready, half an hour assembly
    • whole workshop: 2 hours, 20 RMB cost -> 80 RMB
  • Roboracing Event 201208 - 26 Aug (Edward)
  • fix the english and chinese price! - Edward
    • lutz is ordering the 500 piece
    • TODO: order parts
    • Lutz donated 150 boards. Free to Xinchejian members to buy one.
    • TODO: Edward to follow up
    • PRIZE: NEED A GOOD PRIZE (DFRobot, Seeedstudios): RMB300 to RMB400
  • The Magic Box (2m x 2m x 2m), Shanghai D-Week
    • Promotion starting September, event starts on Nov 1st
    • proposed to put a display there? present a project?

Marketing

Operation Stuff

Membership and Staff


Xinchejian Websites

Xinchejian Space

  • Machine Instructions 201207 (Stephany, Valentin) - 24 Jul - Poster - WOW - Valentin worked - done
    • TODO: Paul, Kevin, make fun of it.
    • TODO: Edward, Jia Qi

Legal and Financial

  • Financial Issues 201207 - Discussion
    • Sponsorship: Possible
      • NEED TODO: Make a presentation for sponsorship
    • TODO: Kevin to look at sheets.