Internet At The Office!

After about a month of living in a pre-NBN/post-ADSL limbo land, we are finally getting a real Internet connection at our new office in the Gasworks precinct.  The awesome team at Tasmanet have come to our rescue and are setting us up with a dedicated link to their network until we manage to get an NBN connection sorted out.

Our story has been similar to so many others.  We were told that NBN would be available in January, but at this point, it's looking more like October.  And, in the interim, it's fiendishly difficult to get an ADSL connection into the building.  For a couple of tech companies, it's a bit of a headache.

But, Tasmanet have come to our rescue!  We couldn't be happier with the effort they've put into getting us hooked up to the grid and there's no doubt that the sound of the crane outside and someone crawling around in the ceiling is going to be the highlight of our week this week.

James Riggall

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

James is a Tasmanian entrepreneur who found his start as a teacher at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HITLab) in Launceston, Tasmania. James worked at the HITLab for five years. During that time, he taught courses in virtual reality, augmented reality, entrepreneurship and video game design. In his teaching career, James worked extensively with international lecturers, including the founder of the original HITLab in Seattle, Professor Thomas Furness. James also helped facilitate many guest lectures from international speakers, including staff from Microsoft, Valve Software and Gas Powered Games, as well as numerous independent video game developers. James left the HITLab in 2012 to establish Bitlink. Bitlink is a technology consultancy and software development house which is based in Launceston. As consultants, the Bitlink team help local businesses get the most out of technology and build their own success in the digital economy. As developers, the team build mixed reality and data visualisation applications for a variety of hardware platforms. James serves as a director of Startup Tasmania, a not-for-profit organisation and networking group for Tasmanian entrepreneurs. James is also one of the key proponents of the Macquarie House Catalyst Project, an initiative which aims to convert an iconic historic building in Launceston into a coworking space for Tasmanian innovators.