August 23rd, 2012

September just got even more awesome: Spotify, MapQuest, and Twilio sponsoring MFNW+PDX Music Hack Day


September just got even more awesome: Spotify, MapQuest, and Twilio sponsoring MFNW+PDX Music Hack Day

Just when you thought your September couldn’t get any better… I’m happy to announce that—as part of the Portland Digital eXperience (PDX) conference—Portland will be host to a Music Hack Day. The good news is that it’s open to the public. The even better news is who is getting involved.

First off, local folks are jumping in to help. Puppet Labs has volunteered to host the day. And Rumblefish has offered to let their API be part of the mix. That’s cool, in and of itself.

But now, we’ve got some national names participating, as well.

Fresh off an appearance at the OSCON API Hack Day, MapQuest will be back in town to help with location based hacking. Twilio will send a representative to help with hacking voice and messaging options. And one of the most popular online music services in the world, Spotify, will have one of their hacker advocates in town to help with some interesting music hacking.

Sound interesting? Of course it does. So why not take the opportunity to join PDX attendees, musicians, local hackers, and some incredible startups to hack together some visualizations, mashups, and products? It seems like a no brainer.

As an added bonus, we’ll be test driving the hackathon services from Hacker League.

The event will begin September 8 at 1PM, hosted at Puppet Labs. Again, it’s open to the public, so all you need to do is RSVP.

But if you want to attend PDX to see Spotify and Shazam speak, we would encourage that, as well.

For more information or to RSVP, visit MFNW+PDX Music Hack Day.

[Full disclosure: I'm in charge of programming for @PDXconf so I'm little giddy about this whole thing.]

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5 Responses to “September just got even more awesome: Spotify, MapQuest, and Twilio sponsoring MFNW+PDX Music Hack Day”

  1. M. Edward Borasky (@znmeb) says:

    Count me IN! I’ve been looking for an excuse to crank up my algorithmic composition gear again and this is perfect!

  2. Rick Turoczy says:

    Glad to hear it! See you there :)

  3. Ed says:

    Awesome, looking forward to it!

  4. John Nastos says:

    Maybe I’m being pessimistic — maybe their “something new” is reasonable royalty rates

  5. Rick Turoczy says:

    Maybe it’s a pony?


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