The 2015 SXSW Music Hackathon Championship will host world-class hackers, designers, and programmers who will have 24 hours to create new tech innovations in the music space for artists, industry, and fans. The SXSW Music Hackathon is FREE and open to the public (with approved RSVP BELOW), and will take place over a 24-hour period beginning at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18th until 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19th at the Hilton Austin Downtown, with the Championship Awards Show to follow on Friday, March 20th.
Using their programming know-how and our collection of music-tech APIs, teams will have 24 hours to work on their prototypes and compete for the $10,000 Grand Prize, awarded by our panel of celebrity judges. Joining the hackers as Hackathon Artists-in-Residence are the fabulous Robert DeLong and Neon Hitch. The 2015 Hackathon judges include Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), Ty Roberts (Co-Founder of Gracenote), and Alex White (CEO of Next Big Sound), with more to come. Last year's $10,000 Grand Prize went to MOOT, who beat out a crowd of 30 teams and over 100 developers. It's anyone's game for 2015, and could be you!
For further info, contact the Music Conference department here.
Interested in sponsorships/API involvement? Email Luann Williams for more info. Produced in coordination with Travis Laurendine of CODEMKRS.
SXSW Music Hackathon 2014, photo by Merrick Ales