Gig-tank

From: Phil Sieg 
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Everyone should congratulate Aaron Welch for winning $10,000 at the
gate tank today with his presentation for iron gamer. He did a hell of
a job and knocked it out of the Park! Way to go Aaron!

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=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Awesome, Aaron! Kudos! *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Congrats Aaron! So van we get details on what iron gamer is?

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ http://theirongamer.com Oh.. http://twitter.com/TheIronGamer Actual Information: http://nibletz.com/2012/08/gigtank-chattanooga-and-the-winners-are-iron-gamer-babbel-sushi-banyan/ Banyan Won $100k? http://www.chattanoogan.com/2012/8/9/231966/Banyan-Awarded-100000-Top-Prize-At.aspx For leveraging GIT as a document / info management system? https://getbanyan.co/

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Having worked in the science research sector, this really is a big deal. Sure a git competent scientist can already do it, but to open git up to the 99.9999% of researchers who do not, nor will need to, is a big deal. If I had done the picking out of that list, I would have picked it as well. What was everyone else's favorites?

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Phil Sieg : Congrats, Aaron!

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ congrats to Aaron (and his team) ! I still don't grok what Iron Gamer is all about but my grok gland isn't working well lately ----- Original Message ---- From: Phil Sieg To: CHUGALUG Sent: Thu, August 9, 2012 6:45:44 PM Subject: [Chugalug] Gig-tank Everyone should congratulate Aaron Welch for winning $10,000 at the gate tank today with his presentation for iron gamer. He did a hell of a job and knocked it out of the Park! Way to go Aaron! Sent from my iPhone

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ Congrats Aaron! That 10k is going to buy a sweet gaming rig!

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ I have to think about the whole Gig-Tank thing in odd ways.. and have a long strange history with many tech startups in the region. 1st. Congrats Aaron. One of "us" made it to the final 3. Awesome. Will $10k cover at least some of the project expenses? I hope so. -------------------------- As I look at the $100k for "Banyan" (I keep thinking of it as the pre 'net networking company, anyone else remember "Vines"?) On one side of the equation, that seems like a lot of money. Especially if you are a 20-ish geek living at home. If it's a real project/product competing in the real world, that might be 2 to 6 months of company life, depending on expenses like marketting, payroll, rent.. etc.. even with minimal "living expenses" payroll and bene's. I think my gripe is: The whole thing is "chump change" compared to the real VC/startup world, and seems to be a complete facade mean for marketting purposes of EPB and Chattanooga mucky-mucks only. More than once, I have bought beer and dinner for the guys hanging at UTC for this project. Some showed up with no stipend or living expenses from far away. Heck, one said he had no 'net access or toilet paper because he was not officially a student. I hope that got rectified, I made some calls about it.. so did others. I'm too busy trying to keep my own business afloat to be involved more. and I know many others are working just as hard. Without a beauty show for small change rewards. I wish them luck.. It'll be interesting to see what happens over the next year with all of them. How many evaporate, who/what grows up and succeeds.