Posts Tagged barcmut
Stalking the BArCMuT
Posted by Paul in events, Music, The Echo Nest on April 29, 2010
For the last 6 months or so, I’ve been a stealth member of the Bay Area Computer Music Technology Group (a.k.a BArCMuT). BArCMuT is a gathering of music technology enthusiasts that gather to talk about computer music techniques and technologies. They’ve had an incredible line up of speakers over the years including David Cope, Ge Wang, and John Chowning. I have meetup-envy whenever I visit the BArCMuT site. I wish we had such a group here in the Boston area.
Next month, my stalking of BArCMuT comes to an end, when I get to attend, and give a talk at a BArCMuT meetup. On May 13th I’ll be speaking at BArCMuT about Echo Nesty things like music analysis and remix. It should be fun! Thanks to Noah Thorpe and the rest of the organizers for letting me come and show some of the stuff we’ve been working on. If you are in San Fran on May 13 consider attending. Sign up here
Music Hack Days are awesome
Posted by Paul in events, Music, The Echo Nest on April 10, 2010
There are now two Music Hack Days on the calendar for the next month: Amsterdam on April 24th, 25th and San Francisco on May 15th, 16th.
The Echo Nest will be participating in both. We just love music hack days – the amount of creativity that gets packed into one room during a hack day is just amazing. Plus it is a great way to meet developers face-to-face to see how they use are stuff. Brian will be representing at the Amsterdam event (I think Brian really likes Amsterdam). He’ll be showing off some new APIs that we are all really excited about – plus we’ll be giving our new API infrastructure a workout – everything will (hopefully) be faster, more reliable, better documented.
Right on the heals of the Amsterdam event is the San Francisco Hack Day. It is being hosted at the Automattic Lounge on Pier 38 right in the city. The event is filling up really fast – there’s lots of pent up demand for a hack day in SF – and the mention in Techcrunch didn’t hurt. At the SF hack day if the stars align we’ll be releasing another new API feature – one that is perhaps the most requested feature of our APIs. Can’t wait. Oh and the SF Music Hack Day is right between two other cool music events: The Bay Area Computer Music Technology Group (BArCMuT) meetup on Thursday May 13, and the SF Music Tech Summit on Monday May 17th.
Wondering what a music hack day is like? Check out these photos: Flickr Slide show of Music Hack days past