At #MusicHackDay SF 2014

Monday, 19 May 2014

Last weekend, more than 200 developers, designers and music lovers came together for Music Hack Day 2014 in San Francisco, and we were happy to be among them.

Teams dug in to integrate with everything from the newly launched Beats Music platform to demo Leap Motion devices, and inspired us with their visions of the future of technology and music.

It was also exciting to see teams integrate efforts into the Twitter APIs, including:

  • Spirit Artist - Reads your Tweets and finds your Twitter spirit artist
  • Give Me Playlist - Reads your Tweet stream and builds a playlist to fit your mood
  • Sick Lineup - Know when your favorite artist is going on stage
  • Tweet Playlist - Tweet or text songs to a have them play over the Beats Music app

While there were tons of great hacks, the winner of Twitter’s Social Hack Prize was Give Me Playlist, by @colin_durant and @hjharnis.


Check out more pictures from the weekend, courtesy of @cweichen from Gracenote.

Thanks to Spotify, Rdio and Beats Music for teaming up with us on this event, and to Github for being such gracious hosts. And to all the hackers who came — we look forward to hanging out with you at the next Music Hack Day, and being inspired by your creativity and hard work!