“We will hack!”

Music Hack Day NYC 2011 is done!  What a weekend it was!  175 Hackers built 72 kick ass hacks in 24 hours.  Much thanks to General Assembly for hosting the weekend in their wonderful ‘urban campus’.  The facilities were top notch, wireless and network were flawless and the people from General Assembly were incredibly accommodating.

Music Hack Day presentations at General Assembly

John Britton from Twilio and NYHacker brought the whole event together lining up the venue, and great set of sponsors. (Oh, and Twilio is really cool – fantastic API for hacking on phones).

John Britton (channeling Roger Daltry) thanks the sponsors

The event would not have happened without Elissa and and sweatsedo army  that did everything that needed to get done – from setting up 200 folding chairs, registering the hackers,  serving beer, to taking out the trash. Thanks to Elissa, Matthew, Meghan, Janelle and DJ Sohn for working around the clock to make this all happen!

The sweatsedo army and their Commander

There are some great reporting on the Music Hack Day already appearing on line:

Be sure to check out Thomas Bonte’s excellent Flickr photostream of the event.

Compulsory photo of official Music Hack Day model Matt Ogle with his fans

Final thanks to Dave Haynes for kicking off the Music Hack Day  and diligently shepherding the movement over the last two years.  Music Hack Day is now an unstoppable force!

Dave and Jason

Eric and the SoundCloud gang put together the Music Hack Day Rap – just listen to the energy in the crowd (and this is after sitting through nearly 3 hours and 72 demos):

I had a great time at the event – can’t wait to do it again next year!


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