Hackers' Weekend

April 21st & 22nd, 2012

Microsoft N.E.R.D.

Cambridge, MA


Rethink Music will be hosting a Hackers' Weekend April 21st & 22nd in Cambridge, MA at Microsoft's New England Research & Development Center. (Microsoft N.E.R.D, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA)

This will be a weekend for developers, designers, programers, industry insiders and musicians to come together to create new and unique applications across many different platforms.

The weekend will begin with participating companies giving a five-minute elevator pitch, and demonstrating technology tools available. Afterwards, there will be more in-depth workshops, where companies can show attendees how to use their technology and answer any questions. Once the workshops have completed, the clock starts; hackers will have until Sunday afternoon to make their idea real. Late Sunday afternoon, hackers will be given the opportunity to present their hacks to the overall group. Winners will be selected, and will have the chance to present their hacks to attendees of Rethink Music on April 23rd.


There are two ways to register for the event. Hackers who want to build something should register as Hackers. We'll provide the network and the caffeine, you provide the awesome. Bring the tools and technology you need to create something that will amaze, amuse, entertain, or elighten. A laptop and some headphones is probably sufficient if you don't plan on hacking hardware. Power strips tend to be surprisingly handy.

If you just want to see what awesome hacks get produced, register to come to just the demo session on Sunday. Hackers don't need to register for this.

You must register to attend.

The Event

We are using Hacker League to organize the Rethink Music Hackers' Weekend. You can use Hacker League to find a collaborator, tell people about your project, and more!.

Tweet about the weekend using the #rethinkmusic hashtag.


The Rethink Music Hackers' Weekend is made possible by our generous sponsors.