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.
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).
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!
There are some great reporting on the Music Hack Day already appearing on line:
- At Evolver.FM Eliot Van Buskirk is writing a detailed blog post about each and every one of the 72 hacks. It should take him about 40 days and 40 nights to get it done.
- Peter Kirn at Create Digital Music has an excellent post focusing on the novel performance control hacks from the weekend: At Music Hack day, Amidst Listening Interfaces, Novel Performance Control a Winner
- Fuse.TV had a whole crew at the event, filming, interviewing and blogging the whole time.
- The New York Observer: 72 Apps are born at NYC Music Hack Day
Be sure to check out Thomas Bonte’s excellent Flickr photostream of the event.
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!
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!