In July, a group of more than 200 music techheads gathered at the Guardian offices in London for an overly successful first Music Hack Day. After a long night of coding, about 30 new websites, projects, instruments and software saw the light of the day – we’ve blogged about a bunch of them before: Citysounds.fm, the iPhone Music Visualiser and SoundDrop. Click here for more hacks from that night.
So now it’s time to get everyone together in one of the world’s most important cities for music: Berlin. We want hackers to code and music companies to showcase their API’s and products people can hack on and hopefully at the end of the weekend we’ll see a whole lot of new music awesomeness.
The event is totally free and non-commercial and we would like to keep it this way. We’re still looking for companies interested to sponsor breakfast, lunch or dinner as well as soft drinks and some beer. If you’d like to contribute, please contact us. Any help is greatly appreciated and will ensure that every participant can attend at no charge. Here’s what’s open and what’s already covered:
- Breakfast Saturday: provided by Cloudspeakers
- Lunch Saturday: provided by Ableton
- Dinner Saturday: provided by Tape.tv
- Breakfast Sunday: provided by De:Bug
- Lunch Sunday: provided by Mr. Wong
- Location & Infrastructure Sponsors: Nokia, Press Pause Play, Native Instruments and The unbelievable Machine Company
- Softdrink & Beer Sponsors: Red Bull, Ableton, Future Audio Workshop and Tape.tv
Registration is free and is limited to 150 participants tops so please register early and let us know how you’d like to contribute. The venue will be open 24 hours and you can stay overnight and hack thru the night.
Photo credit: Radialsystem V