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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Prizes

$13,700 in prizes

Native Instruments Reaktor 6 licenses

Native Instruments Reaktor 6 licenses

SXSW Music Badges and Automatic Admission to SXSW Hackathon

SXSW Music Badges and Automatic Admission to SXSW Hackathon

SF MusicTech Badges and Presentation at SF MusicTech Summit

SF MusicTech Badges and Presentation at SF MusicTech Summit

Even Headphones - 2nd Place

Even - Even Headphones for 2nd place team

Sonos - Two Play:1s - 3rd Place

Sonos - Two Play:1s for 3rd place team

• MOD Devices - Mod duos. Best use of MOD.

• MOD Devices - Mod duos. Best use of MOD.

• Cloudinary - 1-year Cloudinary Plus plan ($1,068 value) + Drone

• Cloudinary - 1-year Cloudinary Plus plan ($1,068 value) award to the hack team that makes the best use of the Cloudinary API + Drone.

Songkick - U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable

• Songkick - U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable - Best use of Songkick API

Musimap + Leansquare - Wallifornia MusicTech + Les Ardentes tickets

Musimap and Leansquare - Wallifornia MusicTech + Les Ardentes tickets. Guaranteed acceptance to the WMT Hackathon for winning team + Meeting with chairman during - Best use of Musimap

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

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

Judges

John Acquaviva

John Acquaviva
Plus8

Michael Drexler

Michael Drexler
Warner Music

Ryan Walsh

Ryan Walsh
Floodgate

Tiff Zhong

Tiff Zhong
Gen Z Whisperer

Jess Erickson

Jess Erickson
Facebook

Anne Ward

Anne Ward
Upload VR

Lance Coleman

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.