Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Slash announces first-ever artist-focused hackathon

Slash has announced the first-ever artist-focused hackathon, “Slashathon”, will take place in Austin, Texas on March 12 during SXSW 2014.

Powered by Geeklist, "Slashathon" is a hackathon where developers create applications and technology within a 12-hour period. The music-oriented "Slashathon" will offer developers a unique challenge to create solutions for artists to engage their communities for an album release.

The "Slashathon" Grand Prize includes a Gibson guitar autographed by Slash, $1,000 dollars, and the opportunity to have Slash use the winning hack with the release of his new album, coming out in late 2014.

"Slashathon" will take place Wednesday, March 12 at Capitol Factory in Austin.

The judges for the event will be Slash himself, Bram Cohen, chief scientist and founder of BitTorrent, and Ben Parr, co-founder and managing partner, DominateFund.

Register for the Slashathon at: www.slashathon.com.

SXSW badges are not required to participate. APIs available to developers to build with include Aviary, Dolby, Leap Motion, Gimbal, Raspberry Pi, Codio.io, Elasticsearch, Mad Mimi, Yellow API and Lob. Furthr.la, and Geeklist will provide mentorship for all participants.

Slash is currently in the studio recording his third solo album, the follow-up to 2012’s “Apocalyptic Love.”

Wednesday, March 12
@ Capitol Factory, Austin

8:30 a.m.: Registration
9:00 a.m.: API presentations
10:00 a.m.: Hacking begins
1:30 p.m.: Lunch
7:00 p.m.: Presentations
8:30: Awards

See also:

VIDEO: Steven Tyler headlines Howard Stern’s 60th Birthday Bash
Slash to begin recording new album next month
Slash: New album update
VIDEO: Slash talks to Larry King about possibility of Guns N’ Roses reunion
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