Innovators, artists, makers, coders develop solutions in the MusicTech industry w/ Blockchain, VR/AR, AI

The weekend before the SF MusicTech Summit, get ready for 24 hours of creative coding as hackers, innovators, artists, and makers use and share their knowledge to develop innovative solutions in the MusicTech industry. Participants will join forces to address a focus area in MusicTech with the aim of developing a prototype then compete for prizes under the supervision of experts.

Registration is free, but you must apply here to receive an invitation to participate. This is an exclusive event for developers only (no spectators) as we have limited space. Once approved, we will provide you the code to register.

Please invite your great developer friends!

When: 
October 14 + 15
1pm Saturday to 4pm Sunday

Where: 
Upload SF, 1535 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Challenges: Music VR/AR/XR, Music AI, music blockchain and cryptocurrencies

Judges:

John Acquaviva, Plus Eight Equity

Michael Drexler, Warner Music Group

Ryan Walsh, Floodgate

Lance Coleman, Fuze The MC / IV the Love

Tiff Zhong, Gen Z whisperer

Jess Erickson, Facebook

Anne Ward, Upload


Developer in Residence:

Chase Farmer, Apple/ Beats Music

David Lowry, Hydric Media

Todd Tate, Musical Turk

API Partners / Sponsors: 
If you are interested in being an API Partner or sponsor, please view the Sponsorship Opportunities and email Luann@SFMusicTech.com.

Prizes:
Finalists will be chosen to present onstage in a special session at the SF MusicTech Summit on Tuesday Oct 17, 2017, which brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem. API partners and prizes coming soon!

Hackathon Team: 
The SF MusicTech Hackathon is being produced by Travis Laurendine of SXSW Hackathon / Outside Hacks, and Luann Williams of the SXSW Hackathon in partnership with International Music HackDay, the SF MusicTech Summit production team, and more!

For more information, please visit http://www.sfmusictechhackathon.com

Hope you will also join us at the SF MusicTech Summit on October 17.

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Eligibility

Developers, coders, designers, anyone with multidisiplinary fields which go into building an app. 18 or older.

Judges

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John Acquaviva
Plus8

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Michael Drexler
Warner Music

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Ryan Walsh
Floodgate

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Tiff Zhong
Gen Z Whisperer

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Jess Erickson
Facebook

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Anne Ward
Upload VR

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Lance Coleman
IV the Love

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    Judging will be done in a maker faire demo style and judges will score based on innovativeness, design, and impact to industry.
  • Design
    Judging will be done in a maker faire demo style and judges will score based on innovativeness, design, and impact to industry.
  • Impact to Industry
    Judging will be done in a maker faire demo style and judges will score based on innovativeness, design, and impact to industry.