The Marco Polo Project relies entirely on the work of volunteers for its operations, and we would like to warmly thank them on this page, listing together fixed-term interns and special advisors.
Our past volunteers and collaborators
First phase – January-June 2011
Web team: Ray Tsai (information architecture), Dan Miao (web team coordinator), Mathieu Vendeville (graphic design), Harry Yan (main developer), Kevin Liu (developer), Alan Chen (developer), Philip Thiel (web writing, web policy advisor)
Editorial team: Eric Yan, Vivien Cheng
business and legal team: Aaron Zhang (business advice – China), Nghi Huyhn (business advice – Melbourne), Kartik Subramaniam (legal advice)
Second phase – September 2011-December 2012
Business team: Kevin Mangwiro (communications), Ali Aziz Muhammad (evaluation), Wenfei Tu (accounting and business systems), Linan Zhong (business development), Lily Lee (strategy and evaluation), Grace Yu (accounts)
Marketing and communications team: Ashley Lei, Sara Jaffery, Anna Liang, Lavender Kuang, Denice Wong, Yixuan Xu
Editorial team: Simon Huang, Louise Liang, Lavender Kuang, Vicky Li, Lily Yan, Shuwen Liew, Amy Gao
Web team: Jason Zheng (rating system), Roy Gao (wordpress development), Pandu Setiawan (website migration), Guillaume Mauboussin (side-by-side translation interface)
Graphic design: Mathieu Vendeville (LCNAU poster design, logo)
Third phase – January 2013 – August 2013
Business, evaluation and legal: Jacqueline O’Donnell (grant writing), Rick Chen (crowd-funding), Donna Fiegert (internal comms and KPI development), Seeyan Lee and Jenny Wu (legal advice), David Fang (accounting advice), Syeeda Aziz (evaluation report), Alicia Monasso (recruitment), Ross Ensbey, Elle Brooker, Jay Sonn Tay and Sandra Qian (business systems), Samuel Taylor (everything from HR to corporate governance)
Editorial team: Sarah Gosper (translation catalyst), Mansi Zhao (‘Mansi’s corner’ editor), Chester Li (engagement with authors)
Social media advisers: Fergus Ryan (twitter), Madeline Snow (facebook) , Paris Huang (weibo), Philip Thiel (crowd-funding campaign)
Events: Beate Stavik (‘all-you-can-translate’ event coordinator), Language Connection, particularly Di Yuan, Ben Injam, Ada Jia, Cyrus Leung and Isabella Lu (translation workshops)
Design and promotion: George Galanis (website re-branding), Glenn Stephenson (infographics, RSAnimate, fliers), Ron Killeen and Karen Pickering (RSAnimate voice over), Nghi Huyhn and Quick Chat Productions (film)
A very special mention to Ross Ensbey, who managed the development of our ‘2.0’ website – and to our programmer Coliq (whom we paid with the money raised on our first crowd-funding campaign).
And a big thank you to Hub Melbourne, Foundation for Young Australians, and Julian Waters-Lynch for allowing us to sit in the best imaginable workplace at Hub Melbourne.