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BAT: Past Work

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The BAT organized the November 2017 Tech Expo at the Colville campus of Spokane Community College. The event was free to the public and included presentations on internet security, software training, and library programs. Also present were local and national vendors and providers, and the Stevens County Rural Library District offered hands-on experience in the “gadget garage.” The Colville High School Alternative Energy class and the Kettle Falls High School Robotics team staffed booths and offered demos of their switchboards, robots and tech projects.

Cyber Security article based on the Tech Expo’s keynote speaker

Tech Expo article in the Chewelah Independent


The Gadget Garage was designed to let people “test drive” digital devices before spending any money or buying the wrong tool. Each gadget allow access to the Internet over WiFi, including iPad, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Sony Reader, Android Tablet, and Windows Surface. Learn how to make one of your own: 2013.GadgetGarage.HowToGuide.


The Gadget Garage was taken to the local library for patrons to test drive there.

Broadband work in Stevens County included the two unique programs shown at the left. Read about it in the Association of Washington Cities AWC.CityVision Magazine