UPCOMING NOISEBRIDGE CHINA TRIP
This is an upcoming Noisebridge China Trip!
Because the first Noisebridge China Trip was so successful,
I am planning another Hacker Trip To China, including all cities that currently have a hackerspace, and which will culminate at the Beijing Maker Faire.
When: 4-April-2012 through 24-April-2012.
Flight, transportation, and hotel Info: We'll each be on our own to book our own air fare to the meeting point on the meeting day: Hong Kong on 4-April (please note that to arrive on 4-April, your flight must leave on 3-April).
I'm organizing the itinerary and the hotels and other transport. I will pay in advance for all of this.
Where: In each of the four cities we go to we'll visit their local hackerspace, and be shown around by local geeks to see geeky things of interest. We'll also have plenty of time to do "normal" tourist things too -- and the places we'll be going have spectacular sights!
- We'll explore Hong Kong for 4 days, visiting Hong Kong Hackjam hackerspace, and be shown around by local geeks.
- We'll then go to Guangzhou, Shenzhen for a few days to visit the Chaihuo Makerspace there, visit Seeed Studio to meet the cool folks there and to see their facilities. We'll also go to the famous electronics mall in Shenzhen.
- Then Shanghai for a week to visit my manufacturer (Etonnet) that I use for TV-B-Gone remote controls, where we'll all get to see how products are made, from start to finish, learning how manufacturing works. We'll also visit XinCheJian hackerspace in Shanghai, Onion Capsule Makerspace in nearby Hangzhou, and there will be time to visit the Shanghai electronics mall.
- Our last stop will be Beijing, where we'll be for a week. We'll visit the new Beijing Maxpace hackerspace, and we'll go to the Beijing Maker Faire, the first Maker Faire in China! (which they're calling Maker Carnival China 2012). We'll have a booth there at the Carnival, so please bring a project (or many) to show off!
We'll fly home from Beijing on 24-April. (But, of course, you are free to leave whenever you like.)
Cost: For the first Noisebridge China trip, I paid about $1k total, including air fare from SF and food and everything.
This trip will probably be more expensive, since Hong Kong is more expensive than the rest of China. Also, the exchange rate for Chinese currency (Yuan, aka RMB) is now doing better on the world market.
People interested in going to China from 4-April-2012 through 24-April-2012:
You do not need to be a member of Noisebridge to go on this trip.
Please email me if you are interested in joining us:
maltman23 *AT* hotmail *DOT* com
The trip is limited to 8 people total (including Mitch), so the first 7 people on this list (after Mitch) who buy their plane tickets will be able to join us: