Weekly Staff Meetings/2014-09-23

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Date: 2014 09 23 / Sep 23, 2014
Attendance: Lio, Amanda, Kevin, Andi, Paul, Mika



Sponsorship

MINI

  • Everything on their side.
  • Just waiting on them
  • LIO is going to send digital and ping

Microsoft

  • Lio - checked. No news, went to the manager

Frog

  • NEED INVOICE
  • ACCOUNTANT will send to Paul at Frog directly
  • PAUL will try to get it done this week

Hai'er

  • No news

Samsung

  • ANDI will check up on girl. He forgot. Will follow up.


Finance

  • We should make that monthly
  • KEVIN and AMANDA - talk through monthly sheet


Membership

Number of members

  • 15 Sep 2014: Registered 50+
  • 15 Sep 2014: Active 45+

Membership IT System

  • Paul did not touch

Membership System

  • Envelopes: Arrived. Good. Thanks Amanda
  • Andrea: Design a chop - COMPLETED! Already given to Lucio.
  • LUCIO: Will make a chop - NOT COMPLETED.

NEW POLICY: Passports for everybody


Members.xinchejian.com


Events

Hackathon - 20 - 21 SEP

  • KUDOS: To Amanda
  • Attendance: 25 people
  • Projects: 8
  • Atmosphere: Was good
  • Pictures: Amanda sent to Jiaqi
  • Upload Pictures: Google Drive, One Drive.
  • FLICKR: ANDI to find the stuff.
  • SUMMARY of the EVENT: AMANDA to write. AMANDA to send it to KEVIN
  • We gave 1 month membership for attendees

WHAT WAS GREAT:

  • A lot of crazy useless projects
  • People really enjoyed it
  • Free food... (LIO?) AMANDA to pay Lio 200 RMB. but

WHAT COULD IMPROVED:

  • CLEANING is a problem. Need a trash can next time? Trash box. More bins.
  • RECYCLING stuff -- dump stuff to be recycled.
  • DF ROBOT Sponsorship was not sponsorship -- very limited suggestion. Only thing they produce.
  • We should set a standard amount (6000 RMB? minimum)


Ideas:

  • We should do this more regularly (every 6 months)
  • Right size, and even too crowded
  • We (Xinchejian) should provide basic hardware
  • What are we short on?
    • Multimeters
    • Power sources
    • Connectors
  • Supplier: All the tool kits on the table
    • If DF Robot could do this...
  • Bigger prize could help
  • Sitting in the corner not doing anything, so didn't take it seriously


Prize

  • Creative prize - got to work
  • Most complete prize - got to work
  • Judging criteria - Should be decided before the event (Marcus)


Techyizu Cooperation?

  • Differentiation or Cooperation
  • Seriousness vs not seriousness


- - - -

ROBOT MONDAY 7-9 PM

  • Good

FLEXBOT MEETUP Biweekly 10 AM -12 PM Saturdays

  • Questionable...
  • He only has assembled kits, not enough
  • They will do electronic watches this weekend.
  • Still ok for now. But will monitor

POLYMORPH MEETUP Biweekly 7-9 PM Thursday

  • Will meet on Thursdays

BERNIE's GROUP Thursday

  • Will explain to Amanda


POLICY on Meetup meetings

  • ALL ATTENDEES HAVE TO BE XINCHEJIAN MEMBERS - confirmed

POLICY on Posting on Website

  • When we feel like it is regular enough (and not just a one-off thing)


Internet

  • 40 people is the max
  • Edward is representing Xinchejian
  • 2x problems last week
  • Network is not good
  • 40 MB line... (1 MB line)
  • NEED TO DO experiment -- if it can connect to Hero Center when that happened.
  • Their router is the limiting factor
  • Lio suggests - Xinchejian wifi only for members
  • Wednesday -- tell people to connect to Hero Center
  • PAUL can bring a second wifi unit, and make it switch on and off
  • PAUL LIO and EDWARD to work this out



Website

Get rid of MAKE Plus

  • Thanks Lio

Meetup.com

  • 6 month trial is expiring
  • $70 USD per 6 months
  • DECISION: Keep it.


Workshops

Arduino Workshop

  • WHEN: 28 September 2014, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • LIO not looking forward to it, goddamn it.
  • 7 people signed up
  • Edward and Paul to join in the fun

Jing'an Activity Center

  • Rudi talking to 20 children about whatever / robotics
  • Saturday
  • We get money (1500 RMB to activity center), splitting with Rudi
  • AMANDA to follow up

Jing'an Activity Center

  • Flexbot - Already set up
  • SEAN is going to handle this
  • October 18
  • Nothing to do, and we're charging 3000 RMB (split with Sean)

The Situation of Design in China

  • WHEN 23 October 2014 THU 7:30
  • Students from European Institute of Design
  • Open to members
  • Lecture: Industrial design in China
  • Must be member to attend

Spaghetti Bridge Training - Xinchejian

  • Want someone to train their teachers on Spaghetti Bridge
  • November 12th, Wednesday 9:00 - 11:30 AM.
  • Already booked...
  • 30 teachers
  • Payment - 150 RMB - 4500 RMB payment
  • They pay materials

Spaghetti Bridge Workshop - Xinchejian

  • December 5th, Friday (Time not set)
  • Want to chaperone, help them run it, their responsibility
  • 20 kids - 3000 RMB


Maker Carnival - OCTOBER 18-19

  • LIO confirmed will do spaghetti bridge.
  • ROGER confirmed will do hypdroponics. Sent application form to Belina.
  • LUCIO to look into how to make a 3D Printer - 700 USD (materials) + 500 RMB (class) (confirmed but as Xinfab)
  • PAUL - looking for projects. If any help cool.
  • ANDREA - contacted them DF Robot, only one booth. We want more space. ANDREA to handle this.
  • Attendance: Andrea, Paul
  • AMANDA - Will ask the participants to showcase their projects for Maker Carnival



Monthly Makers Hippie Thing - Creative Collective - Hangout

  • LIO OWNS THIS
  • LUCIO also to attend
  • Xinchejian to attend it
  • Wednesday - 8-10 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Have a stand at one of their things - nightmarkets
  • Bernie's girlfriend, Audrey
  • At Dada
  • OCT 15, NOV 12, DEC 10
  • OCT 15: LIO volunteers to man the stand
  • Need projects - bring there
  • EDWARD to help with car
  • ANDREA to help


DAFF - October 25

  • Agreed to go: LUCIO, LIO, AMANDA, RUDI
  • Next step: AMANDA confirm this money, confirm what we're agreeing to
  • No money, no go


  • ANDI to do it, print the logos (NOW)


Wednesday

Speakers

  • LIO - talk about toilets
  • AMANDA - To contact hackathon people to talk tomorrow
  • AMANDA - Follow up with LUCIO for some dude
  • Yang He - Aviation platform - starting a community, like a model of Xinchejian
  • PAUL to send


Other Events

  • Sept 20-21 -- Hackathon
  • Oct 18-19 -- Barcamp Shanghai
  • Oct 25-16 -- DAFF
  • Nov 15-16 -- Hack Shanghai
  • hackshanghai.com 24-hour, 100,000 prizes. NYU


Space

Storage

  • AMANDA contacted Taobao, took pictures
  • LIO proposed off the market shelf
  • EDWARD to purchase off-the-market shelf and attach to ceiling
  • EDWARD to send link, AMANDA to pay


Shelves (Blue)

  • EDWARD to send the link
  • ROGER to discuss with EDWARD
  • AMANDA to purchase


Kitchen

  • We have oven, and induction stoves
  • Roger says we need shelves, can't unpack
  • PEOPLE SQUARED see if we can get display space


Finances

  • Huodongxing - Supposed to be transferred to Xinchejian... DONE