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Tilth Alliance – Risk Management 101 for Small & Mid Size Farms

Join Tilth Alliance staff, industry experts, and local farmers for an interactive risk management and crop insurance workshop!

Take advantage of the slower winter months and learn about risk management, or what to do when things don’t go according to plan (because they never do!).

Tilth Alliance will be offering “Risk Management 101 for Small and Mid-Sized Farms” in Twisp, WA on Tuesday, January 22 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. We will learn about crop insurance options available for diversified farms, discuss risk management strategies for your operation, and end the day with hors d’oeuvres and community building.

The workshop is free, but please register so we know how much food to bring!

This workshop will be held in Your Space@TwispWorks, Building #9, on the TwispWorks campus.

CODING 101: Computer Lab – Week 4

Open to registered participants of Kelli & Neil Rotstan’s Introduction to Programming series, these optional 2-hour labs are held on Saturdays from Noon-2PM.

While each lab will offer a focus on a fun project inspired by that week’s class, the labs will also serve as a chance to drop in and receive additional help from Neil and Kelli.

These labs are optional – attend for the entire 2 hours, or just drop by for a quick check in, or skip the lab altogether – it’s up to you!

Week 4 Lab: Additional time and hands-on help to finish device

Labs are held in the Education Station, Building #9 on the TwispWorks campus.

CODING 101: A 4-WEEK INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING SERIES – WEEK 4

Are you intimidated by your computer? Does the very mention of coding send you into cardiac arrest? Well let Kelli and Neil Rotstan take the panic out of programming! Join Kelli and Neil, the computer wizards behind VolunteerMethow.org, for a fun, informative and practical 4 week series exploring the world of computer programming.

Neil and Kelli Rotstan moved to the Methow Valley full-time in 2007. They studied computer science at Loyola Marymount University, where they first met, and have been developing software professionally for the nearly two decades since. In their spare time, they enjoy working on Volunteer Methow and other community endeavors. Neil and Kelli both feel feel very lucky to be able to raise their 4 year-old daughter, Emilia, here in this amazing community and look forward to sharing their passion with others who have an interest in learning to code.

The series will consist of a 2 hour class Wednesday evenings and an optional 1 hour Lab on Saturdays. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Scholarships available on a case by case basis. Email Sarah outreach@twispworks.org to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

Included in the cost for this series
– Your very own Raspberry Pi computer, monitor, keyborad and mouse
– All required electronics components
– Intro to Programming Book

Week 4: Culminating Project
– Write a program that can read from a temperature sensor and display the results on screen
– Enhance our temperature sensor program to send us a text message when the temp hits a certain level
– Build a standalone, battery-powered device that can be put under a cupboard and sends a text message if temp gets too low (keep pipes from freezing)
 
Week 4 Lab: Additional time and hands-on help to finish device

This amazing class is open to ages 14+ all that’s required is a basic knowledge of computers (surfing the web, editing a document) and a willingness to play around and explore. No wizardry required, we promise!

CODING 101: Computer Lab – Week 3

Open to registered participants of Kelli & Neil Rotstan’s Introduction to Programming series, these optional 2-hour labs are held on Saturdays from Noon-2PM.

While each lab will offer a focus on a fun project inspired by that week’s class, the labs will also serve as a chance to drop in and receive additional help from Neil and Kelli.

These labs are optional – attend for the entire 2 hours, or just drop by for a quick check in, or skip the lab altogether – it’s up to you!
 
Week 3 Lab: Build an Alexa app that lets us ask Alexa if a local business (like Fork) is currently open based on their Facebook hours.
Week 4 Lab: Additional time and hands-on help to finish device

This week’s lab will be held in the Gateway conference room, Building #1 on the TwispWorks campus.

CODING 101: A 4-WEEK INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING SERIES – WEEK 3

Are you intimidated by your computer? Does the very mention of coding send you into cardiac arrest? Well let Kelli and Neil Rotstan take the panic out of programming! Join Kelli and Neil, the computer wizards behind VolunteerMethow.org, for a fun, informative and practical 4 week series exploring the world of computer programming.

Neil and Kelli Rotstan moved to the Methow Valley full-time in 2007. They studied computer science at Loyola Marymount University, where they first met, and have been developing software professionally for the nearly two decades since. In their spare time, they enjoy working on Volunteer Methow and other community endeavors. Neil and Kelli both feel feel very lucky to be able to raise their 4 year-old daughter, Emilia, here in this amazing community and look forward to sharing their passion with others who have an interest in learning to code.

The series will consist of a 2 hour class Wednesday evenings and an optional 1 hour Lab on Saturdays. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Scholarships available on a case by case basis. Email Sarah outreach@twispworks.org to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

Included in the cost for this series
– Your very own Raspberry Pi computer, monitor, keyborad and mouse
– All required electronics components
– Intro to Programming Book

Week 3: Intro to APIs (connecting with the outside world)
– Create a desktop device that glows a different color based on real-world data of their choice (stock market up or down, grooming report, weather, northern lights, position of international space station, etc).
 
Week 3 Lab: Build an Alexa app that lets us ask Alexa if a local business (like Fork!) is currently open based on their Facebook hours.
 
Week 4: Culminating Project
– Write a program that can read from a temperature sensor and display the results on screen
– Enhance our temperature sensor program to send us a text message when the temp hits a certain level
– Build a standalone, battery-powered device that can be put under a cupboard and sends a text message if temp gets too low (keep pipes from freezing)
 
Week 4 Lab: Additional time and hands-on help to finish device

This amazing class is open to ages 14+ all that’s required is a basic knowledge of computers (surfing the web, editing a document) and a willingness to play around and explore. No wizardry required, we promise!