Upcoming Education Sessions In Queenstown

On April 15th, the Bitlink team will be heading to the West Coast to deliver two educational workshops. The first will be held at the Zeehan Town Hall on the 16th of April, the second will be held at the Queenstown Council Chambers on the 17th of April.

There will be three sessions each day in which we'll show off some 3D printers, run through some basic electronics and demo some virtual reality headsets. If you know a young person in the area who would be interested in learning about some of the exciting things they can do with technology, then please point them in our direction.

These sessions have been organised by the West Coast Youth Project in collaboration with the West Coast Council, PCYC, the Tasmanian Government and Bitlink.

If you'd like more information, you should contact Sophie on 6471 4700 or ypdo@westcoast.tas.gov.au. You can also download a flyer for the event here.

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.