Bitlink Is Sponsoring GovHack

Image Credit: Bappy Golder (GovHack Hobart, 2014)

Image Credit: Bappy Golder (GovHack Hobart, 2014)

After a number of years of participating in GovHack events in Hobart, the Bitlink team are proud to announce that we will be helping to organise a local GovHack event in Launceston this year. The event will be run by the Innovation Circle and we will be using the Battery Shed at the Queen Victoria Museum in Inveresk as a venue.

Bitlink and Definium Technologies will both be lending a hand with the event, by helping to guide the organising committee and providing some sponsorship and in-kind support through both companies.

If you'd like to learn more about GovHack Launceston, or would like to get involved, you can get some more details from the Innovation Circle Blog or get in touch with the committee via

James Riggall

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.