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 Rethink Music Hackers' Weekend is made possible by our generous sponsors.
The Echo Nest's music data platform powers smarter music applications for leading media companies and thousands of independent developers.
7digital is a leading digital media delivery company with offices in London, Luxembourg and Los Angeles and operating globally.
MediaNet's platform offers an API and easy to use Web Components that deliver a set of powerful music and media content capabilities.
EMI Music is one of the world's leading music companies, home to some of the most successful and best known recording artists.
The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts.