Weekly Staff Meetings/2015-08-18

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Staff Meeting Notes 2015-08-18, 20:00 to 20:30
Notes: Ricky
Meeting Organizer: Ricky
Staff: Ricky, Paul, Amanda, Freda
Observers:  Danny


  • Kevin Yu internship finishing 100 hours (to be paid 100)
    • FREDA gave money to RICKY
  • Freda for collecting the money


Staff membership

  • PROPOSAL: since Lucio is abroad now and is unable to join staff meeting, propose to move from XinCheJian staff to staff alumni
    • As proposed and accepted prior, XinFab can send observers to the meeting

Membership & Cash

  • Kevin Yu did the money boxes and sent accounting to staff@xinchejian.com, will update

Box Rental

  • Kevin Yu (the intern) is abroad
  • Need to think of a system
    • Restate: 30 RMB / month
    • track who paid and who didn't (with the bouncer system?)
    • in the meantime, keep manual system working: track down who has which box? free the box or collect rental fee


Roles to prepare information before the meeting:

Support Staff Manager Update

Manages Support Staff: RICKY and SEAN: mostly interns, we want more interns, make intern program more regular

  • CET program: interns xinchejian, xinfab
  • internships school year
  • high school gaokao of 20 hours volunteer time

Treasurer Update

Responsible for finances. Amanda to export and send to staff@


  • PROPOSAL/ACCEPTED: asks visitors for donation, buy hackerspace passport or become member

Corporate Workshops

Corporate workshops

  • Package of workshops on workdays for a set amount
  • example: 5000 RMB, employee can come using their badge, concurrency, 75 per person
  • corporate sponsorship
  • MIN LIN: come up with
  • KEVIN: can send the updated version of sponsorship proposal


Postponed for next week

  • Next generation: Staff, Members, Interns, Employees, Partners, Corporate customers (workshops)
  • New staff members, no continuity plan for the future


  • RICKY: External LCD screen to advertise with XinCheJian slideshow
    • all our videos in a continuous loop
    • ANDI upload the video on Youtube
  • Goal (intern: Kevin Yu): Introduction video of Xinchejian to public
  • PROPOSAL/ACCEPTED: budget of 300 RMB out of petty cash for posters to post information about the space in the space
    • FREDA gave money to RICKY

This Week's Events

Wednesday Open Night

  • Host (Chinese/English): Amanda
  • Announcement: Paul (newsletter), Amanda (WeChat)
  • Presentations tomorrow
    • Motion control technology
    • Mr Ju 3d modeling meetup
    • Rudi presents their 3d printed robots for kids
    • Teacher Huang
    • REJECTED: Intel commercial ad
  • Presentations next week
    • Kevin Yu musical keyboard
    • CIC Art Institute

Makers Hour tomorrow 8pm

CIC Art Institute

  • CIC Art institute non-profit swarming intelligence workshop
  • Possible workshop at XinCheJian to establish partnership

XPRIZE Think Tank

  • PROPOSAL/ACCEPTED: "XinCheJian logos hosted" on marketing material of XPRIZE Think Tank
  • PROPOSAL/ACCEPTED: blog posts of XPRIZE Think Tank on xinchejian.com capped one a week
  • PROPOSAL/ACCEPTED: XPRIZE Think Tank listed in the wiki.xinchejian.com projects

Hacker scholarship

RICKY: announce Hacker Scholarship (see below)

The hacker scholarship grant is marketing, propose project, have budgets, mentor, signup as partner, propose timeline, propose budget, 3 months, display at the space, property of the space.


    • any one staff member can sponsor a project
    • create a wiki page on projects (on wiki.xinchejian.com) and send it to the staff@xinchejian.com
    • purchase the components out of the already approved total hacker scholarship budget of 3K RMB (total)
    • reports how the money got spent at the staff meeting weekly
    • fast track limited to first three projects


  • Paul moving the last things, including IP camera
  • RICKY to register xinchejian.com.cn


  • DFRobot vending machine:
    • this could also get useful - is it a donation?
    • get a commission from them or space rental?
    • can we sell stuff our own stuff?
    • AMANDA followed up on WeChat, no response
  • more sponsorships?
    • ANDI: potential lead at Google
    • LIO: Lio is following with Microsoft

Future Events

Design Thinking

need update

  • workshop leads proposed: Simone and Azure (on holiday)
  • PAUL will follow with a date next week (still need)
  • Design Thinking: workshop for designers (half-day, details need to be worked out)

Pernod-Ricard Workshop

MIN LIN has the update from ROGER, follow up

  • Doesn't want a team building workshop, but does want a few recommendations for workshops
    • needs suggestions of workshops
    • probably run during the business week

Other Events

Visitors from Taiwan

  • Michael Liao (stakeholder, giver of tools): see email forwarded to staff (rovergu)
  • august 28th or August 31st


    • Fail faster - August (28th, 29th)
    • 2min Film festival - September
    • Barcamp - October ~20th

UAE delegation visit

    • yes to visit, will accept them
    • Amanda, Lio, Kevin to help host.
    • maybe September, they didn't reply to Paul, still no follow up

Shanghai Design Week

  • Shanghai Design Week: free booth from September 24th
  • today is the deadline
  • ANDI wanted to, but didn't follow up?

Mitch Altman

  • second week of October (see Noisebridge page)

Maker Carnival

  • Shanghai Maker carnival - October 17th/18th

Past Events

Open discussions

XinFab collaboration

  • PROPOSAL/ACCEPTED: XinCheJian + XinFab: two posters next to each other (one-liner + pricing)
    • RICKY and Eva: text content and send to Andi
    • XinCheJian: wide variety of activities, focus on the physical (IoT, robotics, urban farming)
    • XinFab: digital manufacturing with specific machines (laser cutter, cnc, 3d printers) with services and support
    • Visual design and presentation, different colors

XinCheJian Goals

Rules & Regulations

  • Bylaws: https://github.com/xinchejian/bylaws
    • please review as staff
  • Discussion about name: ANDI doesn't approve Bylaws; Italians would disregard them^^
    • Rules or Regulations to be used instead

Improving Members XinCheJian experience

Andi & Greg

  • Forum for XinCheJian (members)
  • has some social network features
  • Greg is a developer