Weekly Staff Meetings/2016-10-18

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Staff Meeting Notes 2016-10-18, 20:15 - 20:55
Staff: Ricky, Eduardo, Chris
Notes: Ricky
Guest: Michael

Props and Announcements

  • Andi and Spencer in Maker Carnival
  • Roger, Kevin, Kurt, Paul in the convention

Past events

  • Maker Carnival
  • Makerspace convention
    • interesting talks, really appreciated speakers to come even if they were so busy (Xi'an, Beijing)
    • small step for Chris, big step for the maker world; successful first one
    • most people are Chinese (PR for foreigners, speakers), try to make it more bilingual
    • overtime in the event; running out of time, better to have 2 days, need to roundtable
    • relationship between spaces and the economy
    • Proposed: fees every January of every year, full year commitment
    • Proposed: membership donation drive (really good responses)
  • Solidworks workshop
    • 7 people signup, 2 didn't come
    • difficult workshop, people learning

Coming Week's Events and Workshops

  • October:
    • Halloween workshops!! blinking lights (planned by Chris) - Halloween party organized by Roger
    • 3D modeling - Series
    • Drone: this Saturday morning (no signups yet) - affordable GPS enabled drone, foldable
    • Robot arm - Series
    • Router with VPN (speaker traveling)
  • Shanghai Barcamp: November 5th: VR focused
  • November 12th: Follow up PCB workshop by Paul
  • Kin's CNC workshop

Wednesday Open Night

HOST: Chris

    • Kurt is open source FPGA stack
    • Sean: hoverboard
    • Zhang Nannan: Wall-E robot
    • Teacher Huang


  • ASKED Amanda hasn't transferred the account, still waiting on Amanda to transfer the account, 5 workshops money pending (4 weeks late)
    • Huodongxing and payment email


Sponsorships updates:

  • Coca-Cola (Eduardo)
    • Coca-Cola Corporate: not responding
      • PreciousPlastics: waiting for research lab (holiday)
      • XinCheJian: innovation session
      • XinCheJian: logos
    • Coca-Cola Holding (bottling) - Meeting originally scheduled on the 21st has been postponed
      • innovation session for 3d printing
      • four experts from XinCheJian have made the team: (Alex/Gambit/2d notice, Alec/Design thinking)
      • renting the space (4 hours), daytime (gravy): 25K for XinCheJian space + instructors fee

CHRIS & KEVIN to work on the below: (6 weeks late)

  • history timeline from the beginning (nothing from ricky)

Eduardo - Opportunity - startup - nursing

  • PreciousPlastic as a business

Xinchejian Rules Changelog

Rules Changes: rules_changelog

Space Safety (5 weeks no incidents)

  • Enabling the individual members to call out individual safety first.
    • Call out safety to group, have a discussion, address objections.
    • if objections not addressed satisfactorily
    • Enforce safety workshop usage
  • Ban for people that present a risk as collectively assessed

Xinfab-Xinchejian Relations


Coca-Cola event proposals


  • PreciousPlastic to be funded (they already have a budget they'd like to cover)
  • XinCheJian to get additional funds either directly or through well-funded corporate workshops around projects like PreciousPlastic
  • Always consider resources costs when offering Coca-Cola as XinCheJian (better to commit members first, offer what they already work on)


  • XinCheJian has well defined sponsorships levels and rules
  • XinCheJian is a community, a platform: we don't own members projects so we can't act as gatekeepers
  • Encouraged to include XinCheJian members proposals next to Xinchejian standard sponsorship options

Sponsorships alternatives

  • Explore promote engineering from Coca-Cola (material science, basic research, drinks research)
  • XinCheJian space logo proposal: standard 1 year -> 100K (sell the ability for the community to come up with cool projects like PreciousPlastic)
  • Diana wants less of a marketing campaign and more an actual engineering solution that makes sense ecologically (taking into account energy use)
  • For marketing, may be referred to the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)

Sponsorship brainstorming

Freda's XinCheJian Kids Club

  • make a decision internally before the end of October
  • Teach more kids
    • ROGER gives Freda the template.
    • from 5 years old to 16 years old (afterschool)
    • Chris is to help with budgeting