Well, HUTGRIP made it to the awesome GigTank! I’m Bobi and I just arrived yesterday here in Chattanooga, TN. The place looks amazing, the Co.Lab is a very exciting and creative open space.
Well, I made it, but my bag didn’t, so I’m waiting for it now. The people are great and very welcoming. Everybody is excited about the summer long program, which starts officially on Monday.
So… wait, what is GIGTANK?
GigTank is the world’s only accelerator on a living fiber network. It’s based in the Gig City - Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is absolutely living in the future. The city’s 170,000 businesses and homes are connected to one another by a $300 million, one-gigabit fiber infrastructure. It’s the smartest and fastest grid in the Western Hemisphere.
HUTGRIP is one of the startups that got selected to participate in the program. Other than the actual startups there are many amazing specialists and mentors coming here for the Summer.
The place is great for HutGrip as we’re very much depending on the super-fast and reliable internet infrastructure. Well, the whole Internet Of Things domain heavily relies on the Internet and of course on a bunch of other stuff. There has been a lot lately on the MQTT messaging protocol. Here is a nice piece telling the story of how it came to be: “REST is for sleeping. MQTT is for mobile”. Other than this we have all these hardware components that are doing very good on Kickstarter. Hopefully they will streamline the adoption of all these new technologies and protocols. Check out for example the Arduino compatible Spark Core, they’ve made about $250 000 and they have just started their campaign. In HutGrip we’re looking more into the Software that would help people deal with all the data that is soon going to be available. The onegigabit fiber infrastructure is already setting the scene for so many new applications of these kind! Check out what’s coming next week:
If you’re around, do come and say Hi!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go..
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!
Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You’ll be as famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
Except when they don’t
Because, sometimes they won’t.
I’m afraid that some times
you’ll play lonely games too.
Games you can’t win
‘cause you’ll play against you.
You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. but mostly they’re darked.
But mostly they’re darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?
So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact.
And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed)
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So… get on your way!
Some quotes from “Oh, the places you’ll go!” by Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss is putting my mind into words! + video
You man have notices the connected products you are probably already using in your daily live. They usually go with super smart Apps: Innovation in the [app]cessory space that allows you to enhance game-play and app use with physical products.
First goes the NEST thermostat - a learning thermostat that remembers the temperatures you like, and automatically adjusts the climate in your home based on you.
Nest also has remote control through Wi-Fi and you can review your energy usage via the iPhone app.
Bikn by Treehouse labs turns your smart phone into a powerful tool and lets you track things like your keys and pets with its smart RFID tags and smart phone gadgets.They have created a platform for developing and deploying connected mobile applications and hardware management software.
Nike FuelBand revolutionizes the pedometer with a stylish wrist device that keeps track of your everyday activity via the smart phone app.
The usability, social integration and game play that Nike bring from Nike Plus make FuelBand easy to use and great for keeping track ofyour activity.
Lego has expanded into the world of mobile gaming with its game Life of George, that has you build Lego structures. George has got a challenge for you: the clock is ticking.You need to build fast to get awesome score!
With this clever system Lego have done a great job of linking real-world blocks withapp game play.