Weekly Staff Meetings/2015-03-17

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Staff Meeting Notes 2015-03-17
Attendance: Lio, Paul, Mika, Andi, Roger

XinCheJian Birthday Party - March 26 - Thursday

  • Party scheduled March 26
  • Party = Yes
  • Budget Proposed = 2,000 RMB - roger suggests spend all money on booze
  • 7:30pm - Start.
  • Invite everybody - need headcount
    • book chuan-er guy - Lio to do
    • book keg! (roger) is allan ready for using his drink mixxer?
    • jello shots?
    • smoke machine & frig'n lazers!
  • Andrea - organized DJ yo!
  • need to work with P2 as some will be outside of the space.


  • Karlen Chang: "Designing Emotionally Powerful Interactive experiences"
  • Paul Iglesia: sustainability connect

Who is XCJ Staff? / How it is managed?

  • ANDREA: Make a board to show staff. Working on it now.

Transparency for Finances

  • Should XinCheJian try to show all of its finances. OK
  • KEVIN to create financial template.

Advanced Workshops

  • Paul & Simone - unmask V2
  • Design thinking - Azure & iHan agreed, but want to limit scope for half a day and control size

Xinchejian Event Calendar

  • Calendar System:
  • LIO: To do research. Outlook.com can't be embedded.
  • PAUL to setup proxy for existing google calendar - Working on it still


MINI: Thanks!

  • Write a nice thanks. Every channel.
  • Website: LIO to put logo on website. DONE.
  • LIO to write thank you letter. Today.
  • FREDA will translate
  • AMANDA to post on Wechat, Weibo, Website


  • Mailed, no reply.

Revising Document


CES Asia (End of May)

  • ANDREA to do the research
  • ANDREA to make a plan


  • Sun. April 12th.
  • announce, make workshop on Sat. April 11th, get intel involved for edison sponsorship

Roger's stuff

  • PAUL and ROGER are building a new rig
  • BRUNO is interested in building Biomodd around it as well.. who is bruno.


  • PAUL to help Freda.. need to meet freda

Amanda's Hackathon

  • On hold
  • AMANDA to help out with roborace

T-shirt (on hold)

  • Xinchejian T-shirt
  • ANDREA to make a design

Rockets' donation

  • 3 "lathe" like machines for XCJ, where are they?
  • Where to put them? LIO to talk to LUCIO
  • XCJ has money, Amanda suggested to pay the rent for the machine room.


  • Robo-monday now on Thursday
  • AMANDA planning an AR&VR meetup on Friday March 20th
  • 3D printing meetup every Friday


  • Arduino with lio - Sunday 10am

Amanda Agenda items

  • several places in shanghai would like XinCheJian to help organize events. do we do it? if no, i’ll decline the requests.
    • we dont have man power, best to decline
  • a member who’s in 3D printing business would like to offer free printing service to XinCheJian members. do we accept the offer?
    • conflict with our XinFab Friends.
  • 11 weekends Arduino project workshop: Lio to host every Sunday at 10am, starting from this Sunday. - might not be only lio.
  • david sent me a registration paper for XinCheJian to apply for 'zhong chuang kong jian' (collective innovation space???) program that's supported by government, via which XinCheJian could apply for government funding. shall we register? if no, please let David know.
    • no resolution yet. Not Yes, Not No, introduce XinFAB to program.
  • Solar Impulse the swiss made solar plane is going to land in Nanjing in April and we are invited to attend their event in Nanjing on April 7th. Anyone who is interested in going, please let me know.