Free! Social Media Cafe Series
“Demystify the World of Social Media.” Learn how social media can work for you and your business, in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Bring a coffee, your lunch, smartphone, laptop, and come join us at the Rossland Library to learn and share how social media works.
Day 2 is Feb 22
In this hands-on two day workshop you will learn to create, build and manage your own website using the world’s leading open source web publishing platform, WordPress.com. Bring your text, images, and imagination to build your own fully functioning website (with free hosting) in this two day workshop. Workshop format involves some lecture and demonstration, but is centered on participants engaged in their own website project. With a small class size, there is plenty of time for questions and one-on-one instruction. Participants must have intermediate computer and Internet skills, including experience with software such as Microsoft Word, and ability to navigate folders for accessing and saving documents and images. You must also have a web email account that can be accessed during the workshop.
Deadline to register: Feb 16
More info: www.bigbrowneyes.ca/posts/wordpress-com-workshop/
Instructor: Nikta Boroumand
The secret to generating revenue is easier than you think. Many successful entrepreneurs, corporations & social enterprises use this model with amazing results. Some people find this to be an intimidating & frustrating part of their venture but when you understand the principles and opportunities you will be excited to not only reach your revenue goals but grow them. You will discover the special ingredients & super-secret formula to increase your revenue. This inspirational step-by-step process will give you a fresh perspective and clear vision to embark on your quest to generate more income.
Instructor: Chris Holland
Instructor: Brad Steele
Book a one-on–one appointment (1 hr) for a project critique or a little extra help from our Graphic Design instructor, Brad Steele. A perfect follow up class to ‘Material Design’, ‘Adobe Illustrator’ or ‘Company Identity Design’. Appointment time must be pre-scheduled, call reception: 250-352-1933 x100.
Apple computers are great for beginners and power users. As with all technology, it comes with a learning curve. So if you are still feeling like you don’t know how to work and play on your Mac, this class is for you. We will cover the basics in Apple computer usage and walk you through the process of downloading from the internet, file management, attachments and email best practices, and learn about a variety of free software to make your computer even more powerful.
This full day class is aimed at beginners and will touch on some intermediate hotkeys, tips and tricks. Bring your Mac if possible!
Registration Deadline: Mar 9
Instructor: Zeb Hansell
Community Science Celebration – Science World
This year, the West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair is excited to welcome Science World’s Community Science Celebration.
Science World is a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province. Attend the Regional Science Fair and discover the science all around you with Science World’s Community Science Celebration! Fun and entertaining science experiments, displays and demos and science experts on scene will make this a fun event for the entire family.
Admittance is free and everyone is welcome!
Through experimentation and mentoring, youth from throughout the region learn how to design, build and program robots that they will enter into RoboGames with the ultimate champion awarded bragging rights.
RoboGames is open to all youth ages 6 to 18 from four school districts within the West Kootenay/ Boundary region. No prior experience is necessary. Youth in teams of up to two people will be supported with six to eight weeks of robotics programming and circuit training culminating with a competition.
The next RoboGames will take place Saturday, April 28th at the Castlegar Campus. Stay tuned for the Winter 2018 launch of this year’s event!
What is RoboGames?!
Teams will purchase a robotics kit supplied by RoboGames or supply their own Arduino / Raspberry Pi robots. Lego Mindstorms robots will not be allowed to compete in the competition.
All teams must have an adult mentor who will be actively supporting the team as they design, build and program their robot.
Instruction will take place at the team’s own pace using virtual sessions developed by Brad Pommen, Nelson Tech Club President so internet access and streaming capability is essential.
Teams must also have access to a Windows or MAC computer to run coding software and use of an iPad, iPhone, Android or laptop/computer with Bluetooth to control the robot is suggested.
While previous years have focused on younger entrants, this year’s event is introducing tiered events, including a new high school category for students ready to compete at a higher level. Participants will be able to design, build and program robots using computer science, coding and robotics kits.
Get to know the robot. When youth have finished their creation, circuit training is critical. At the event day, the teams will compete in five categories:
- the obstacle course
- line following
- robot soccer
- special tricks
- robot battles
Volunteer judges note:
- each entry’s design and assembly
- the programming and logic
- the robot’s ability to problem-solve
- the robot’s ability to adapt to challenging situations
An online robotics training and curriculum video developed by Pommen will be available to mentors and youth, allowing them to prepare and learn via webcast up until the end of April.
The actual competition will take place in Castlegar, in a larger and more centrally located facility that will reduce travel time and allow for increased competitors and supporters.
We are expecting over 80 youth participants from the region.
The following competition brackets exist:
- Ages 6-10
- Ages 11-14
- Ages 14-18 (secondary school competition)
- All ages – Innovation category