Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Event Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Event Contact: Chuck Konkol
Rock Valley College Computers and Information Systems (CIS) will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, July 1, 2017, in the Woodward Technology Center (WTC), room 1114 on RVC’s main campus (3301 North Mulford Road). Check-in will be from 9:30-9:50 a.m.
Attendees will assemble their own computer from a Raspberry Pi and other circuit boards that can be taken home after the workshop, and will also learn to code via programs like Minecraft Pi. In addition to taking home the computer they built along with any software they created on it, attendees will also earn a certificate of completion, and will take with them an understanding of what engineering, hardware, and coding have to offer. This workshop will have something for everyone from tinkerers to aspiring coders.
The workshop is appropriate for ages 7 and up. Early-bird tickets to participate in the workshop are $275 plus online ordering fees (after May 30 ticket price increases to $295). Parents and grandparents can purchase a ticket for their child or grandchild and sit with them during workshop at no extra cost. Tickets can be purchased at myrvc.org/buildit.
Please email RVC CIS Professor Chuck Konkol with any questions at email@example.com.
BY Tom Gendron and Bobbie Holzwarth
Published Saturday February 4, 2017 at 5:37 pm
Updated Saturday February 4, 2017 at 11:39 pm
Below is our review of the progress and next steps in that effort to transform this region into a top 25 community in the nation.
It starts with the climate
The community has created and reinforced a climate for transformation. Shared values, best practices, broad engagement and a clear and compelling vision have been embraced by many. This climate has helped to create unity and a common purpose. There is now a strong expectation that things can, should and will be better as a result of joint efforts in our community.
We see climate progress through
— Increased use of vision and positivity.
— Frequent best practice discussions and benchmarking to explore and consider proven practices.
— Concerted efforts to build unity through community engagement.
— Challenging discussions about how and when we need to work together for the common good.
This climate is foundational for all of the work to come. Efforts to expand this climate across the community must continue.
This scorecard looks at key measures and changes in our region. This is an update to what community members presented at the initial Transform Rockford meeting in November 2013 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. That meeting launched our community on a transformational journey to become a Top 25 city by 2025.
Community Report Card
Here’s How YOU Can Be A Part Of Our Continued Transformation!
The Transformation Map (T-Map) is a visual representation of our community’s transformation process. It includes the important elements of successful strategic change: projects, milestones, metrics, timelines, results and impact.
Transformational Projects Evaluation Process
The Rockford region was once an area in its prime with thriving businesses and residents experiencing a high-quality of life. During the past four decades, our region has witnessed a decline resulting in an environment where many in our community are challenged economically and socially.
Transform Rockford accepts the challenge to dramatically improve the social the economic conditions of our region and its residents through a structured and inclusive process where all ideas will be heard and given weight for the betterment of our community.
Join us today, become involved, and be part of the movement for a better community.
1 Million Cups is led by more than 300 volunteers in 35+ states, one U.S. territory, and six time zones. It attracts an estimated national weekly attendance of more than 2,500 people.