GIGTANK’s Demo Day 2013 To Be Streamed Live On 4th Floor Of Chattanooga Public Library On Tuesday

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The fourth floor of the Chattanooga Public Library’s downtown branch is the official offsite public viewing venue to watch the entire GIGTANK Demo Day via live stream inside Chattanooga's only gig-powered maker space on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  

Through a partnership with CO.LAB, WTCI, and Engage 3D, the fourth floor is streaming the entire day of guest speakers, premiere performances and next generation business pitches live from the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.

Demo Day 2013 features tech startups and specialists pitching ideas to VCs, angel investors, strategic partners and community leaders. Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, will be interviewed by U.S. Ignite Executive Director, Bill Wallace; and groundbreaking technologies will be demoed by GIGTANK partners, including Alcatel-Lucent's ng Connect Program and winners of the Mozilla Ignite Challenge.

“We are delighted the library can offer public access to the marvels and innovations of the GIGTANK Demo Day,” said Nate Hill, Chattanooga Public Library’s assistant director of technology and digital initiatives. “The next generation of entrepreneurs are learning to read, solve problems, and develop critical thinking skills at their own pace, on their own time, and on their own terms at the Chattanooga Public Library.  The Demo Day will be an inspiration for all in attendance.” 

During the live stream public viewing event, the library staff will also be demonstrating the power of the Chattanooga Public Library's next-generation services including opportunities to experience new maker tools and technologies, early literacy learning stations, teen tech projects, as well as the latest tricks and tips to rock genealogy research and personal digitization projects using state-of-the-art high resolution flatbed scanners.

"The Chattanooga Public Library has shown incredible support for our city's entrepreneurial spirit. We're thrilled that they are hosting a live stream viewing of Demo Day on The 4th Floor," said Sheldon Grizzle, founder of The Company Lab. "Seating at the Chattanooga Theatre Center is limited to invitees, so this is a great option for Chattanoogans who want to watch the big event."

A highlight of Demo Day includes the premiere of Lucid Streaming, an experimental 3D arts performance piece incubated on the fourth floor with the developers at Chattanooga-based nonprofit Engage 3D and local multi-disciplinary artist, Tim Hinck.

Lucid Streaming is an intermedia-arts and technology project that integrates a public dance performance with gesture control, 3D-mapping, gigabit capabilities, and video projection.  Created by Mr. Hinck with technical direction by Engage 3D, it is a marriage of art and technology and a critique of the viewer’s interaction with contemporary art. The performance will occur in two sites simultaneously with dancers and videos interacting across performance sites, an innovation made possible by Chattanooga’s gigabit internet connectivity.  

"Building this gesture-control software was certainly a unique challenge for our team of developers.  It's been a remarkable opportunity to bridge the worlds of art and technology through collaboration with Tim Hinck," Engage 3D managing director, Bill Brock said.

This epic day will be fully caffeinated by the Chattanooga Public Library's own Shush Cafe. No tickets or reservations are needed to attend this public live stream viewing event.

Chattanooga Chamber Presents Calendar Of Events For Oct. 24-28

MON/24 2016  Want to Bid on a Contract? Get the Right Certification 9 a.m. –  Noon INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. Part of Chattanooga Minority Enterprise Development Week, this event is geared toward businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, service-disabled veterans, and other small business owners.  ... (click for more)

Report Highlights Effect Of Pro Bono Legal Services

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission’s released annual report shows Tennessee attorneys are donating more than 500,000 hours of their time annually worth more than $100 million.  For the calendar year 2014, nearly half of all attorneys reported doing some kind of pro bono work. The report shows 7,615 attorneys practicing in Tennessee provided 568,170 ... (click for more)

Fire Displaces Family Of 7; Blaze Ruled Accidental

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire on Saturday afternoon that displaced a family of seven. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 4:11 p.m. and responded to 3308 Dodson Ave. with five fire companies. Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy fire was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. As additional firefighters ... (click for more)

Clarence Ross, Leshawn Witherow Shot On Walden Avenue Friday Afternoon

Chattanooga Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Friday afternoon at the 6300 block of Walden Avenue.  Clarence Ross, 41, And Leshawn Witherow, 40, suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Hamilton County EMS transported both victims to a local hospital for treatment.  There is no suspect information at this time.  Investigators with ... (click for more)

Where Is The Speed Control On Our Highways? - And Response (2)

I am teaching my 15-year-old to drive in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area. I have warned her of the dangers of exceeding the speed limit both as a hazard to herself and in terms of receiving a ticket. What a liar I am.  Have you driven on the local freeways and highways recently? I never see any highway patrolmen helping to reduce speeding or pulling over those who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Testerman Forum

I badly misjudged how long it would take me to do my “early voting.” I was in-and-out in no time so I got to the Hamilton County School Board’s agenda meeting well enough beforehand to have an “educational forum” with board member David Testerman. If you haven’t noticed, forums and summits and “community enlightenment” groups are the new rage and, as my friend David laughed, “They ... (click for more)