The Hothouse

We are pleased to announce that James from the Bitlink team will be heading down to Hobart to participate as a key thinker in "The Hothouse" project, which will be taking place as part of the Dark Mofo festival in June this year.

The Hothouse itself will be a custom-built bamboo structure that will be erected on the Salamanca lawns.  Over a period of 72 hours, the team in The Hothouse will be coming up with new ideas for improving educational outcomes in Tasmania.

At the conclusion of the project, there will be a public forum at the Odeon Theatre.  If you'd like to get along to that, it will be happening on the 11th of June.

If you're interested in learning more about The Hothouse project, you can check out the official web site 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.