If you live within a couple hundred miles of London, and you read this blog, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be planning on going to Music Hackday being held on July 11th and 12th at the Guardian offices in London. This is a great opportunity to connect with other developers that are creating next generation music applications, web sites, and gadgets. In addition to the developers, API providers will be showing off their wares (and some will even be unveiling new APIs). Companies include 7digital, Gigulate, Last.fm, People’s Music Store, Songkick, Soundcloud and The Echo Nest. Recently added to the agenda are workshops by Tinker.it and RjDj.
The Echo Nest will be there, represented by Adam Lindsay. He’ll guide you through using our various APIs including our artist recommendation APIs and our music analysis and remix APIs. Oh, and the developer that creates the coolest thing that uses the Echo Nest API will go home with a big, fat (i.e. 32gb) iPod touch.
Looking at the attendee list, the Music Hackday looks to be a who’s who in music tech – not only will it be a day of hacking, but it’s a great place to get to meet all of the folks that are creating the next generation of music apps. It looks like spaces are filling up quickly, so if you haven’t already registered, don’t dally, or you may miss out.