Announcing Hella Hack Oakland, The East Bay’s First Ever Music Hackathon
and Pandora are teaming up to host the first ever music hackathon in Oakland, CA. “Hella Hack Oakland” will bring together up to 150 coders, developers and designers on September
28-29, 2013 at Pandora’s Oakland HQ. Finalists will
present to a panel of all-star judges during SF Music Tech on October 1.
Musc tech and API partners include rdio, Dolby, The Echo
Nest, Mashape, Oaklandish and KALX Radio Berkeley, with more being added. Hypebot is the official media sponsor for this event.
Often overshadowed by San Franciso's more famous music and tech scenes, Oakland
has a rich music histor of its own, Green
Day, MC Hammer, Too Short and Dave Brubeck all got there start there in iconic venues like Yoshi’s, The
Paramount and 942 Gilman The East Bay is also building a reputation as a strong area for startups.
Hella Hack Oakland details:
- When: September 28-29, 2013 (doors will open on September 28 at
- Where: Pandora Headquarters
Office, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, California
- How: Participating in
the hackathon is free. To register for the event, visit http://oakland.hellahack.com
finalist teams will be chosen to present in a special session at the SF Music
Tech Summit on October 1.
- The winning Hella Hack Oakland team will be
crowned by the judges and given the grand prize of $1000
September 28, hackers will have 24 hours to design and build the next
generation of music applications
- On September
29, teams will present their hacks to a panel of judges and event partners
will award prizes for best hacks using their APIs
should contact Danielle Washington at email@example.com.