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Outside Hacks: A Boutique Music Hackathon in Search of Outside Lands’ Superstar Hackers to Be Held at Weebly
|By Business Wire
|July 15, 2014 11:02 AM EDT
Outside Hacks is an annual hackathon put on by premiere music and arts
festival, Outside Lands. The hackathon will take place July 26 - July 27
at Weebly’s downtown San Francisco headquarters.
Outside Hacks is being produced by CODEMKRS and will feature engineers,
hackers, and designers creating new ways to enhance the Outside Lands
experience for fans and artists. The winning teams will go inside
Outside Lands to become literal rockstar hackers, winning a once in a
lifetime opportunity to turn a good idea into a real world product
alongside the very best in San Francisco music and technology.
Outside Lands’ Hackathon producer Travis Laurendine says: “The first
Outside Hacks blew away all of our expectations in terms of turnout,
quality of hackers, and ingenuity of the ideas. So much that the
producers of the festival let one of the apps go live at the festival
just 2 days after announcing it as the winner. This year we learned from
that and moved the hackathon earlier in the calendar to ensure that the
winning team’s app has time to get properly integrated and become part
of the official Outside Lands tech experience.”
In the 24-hour event, which runs from Saturday afternoon to Sunday
afternoon, selected teams of web developers and designers will compete
for a chance to win the ultimate Outside Lands experience and the
opportunity to continue to incubate their product from inside the
festival. Their challenge is to come up with ways to improve the
experience for artists and fans.
“When you get a bunch of developers and designers together, the creative
possibilities are endless,” said David Rusenko, co-founder and CEO of
Weebly. “We’re super excited to be hosting Outside Hacks and can’t wait
to see some heated competition around ideas to make Outside Lands even
more awesome for artists and fans.”
Outside Hacks debuted last year with over 100 developers, designers, and
innovators making new apps and technologies in just 24 hours. What sets
Outside Hacks apart from other music hackathons is that the technologies
created will go live at the festival so the 80,000 people there will
become the apps first user base.
The finalists will be announced at the end of the hackathon and this
will earn them a slot demoing their hacks to a panel of elite judges
from the technology and music industries. Winners will be announced at
the awards ceremony on July 28th.
The winning team wins prizes geared at turning their idea from code into
something of value to the people of Outside Lands. Their app will be
integrated into the official festival app and marketed to the fans of
the festival. The producers of the hackathon will serve as connectors
for the winning teams linking them with relevant people and companies to
help them validate their products inside Outside Lands. This is counter
to a traditional hackathon, since most hacks that get made at hackathons
never see the light of day. Prizes will be awarded from Outside Lands
and sponsors Weebly, TeeSpring, Gracenote, Rdio, Spotify/Echonest,
Mashery and more.
Due to the overwhelming response of early bird sign ups, Outside Hacks
is now only allowing applications for people who complete Outside Hacks
challenges, the first of which is located at: http://outsidehacks.com.
For more information about Outside Lands visit http://sfoutsidelands.com
or download the official apps.
CODEMKRS is a hackathon event organizer that started in New Orleans,
Louisiana with the hackathon for Super Bowl XLVII. CODEMKRS is dedicated
to fixing problems using technology teams in code marathon events. These
events are often connected to larger entertainment events or innovation
conferences like SXSW, Sundance, and Bonnaroo.
Based in San Francisco, Weebly is a consumer service that lets millions
of people easily create a unique website, blog or online store they are
proud to share. People can start their own business, sell online,
showcase their achievements, and communicate with visitors in a
thoughtful and lasting way. Weebly gives everyone the freedom to build a
high-quality site that works brilliantly across computers, phones and
tablets. Weebly offers a range of pricing options, including a free plan
and premium plans from $4 to $29/month. Weebly is privately funded by
Sequoia Capital, Tencent Holdings, Baseline Ventures, Ron Conway, and Y
About Outside Lands
San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival began in 2008 and
takes place annually in historic Golden Gate Park. With an incomparable
vision for marrying food, wine and music in a fashion unlike any other
festival in the country, Outside Lands has become one of the most
popular summer events for both the culinary and music enthusiast alike.
It is a welcomed and beloved world-class tradition in its hometown, as
it is now known as the event that celebrates in grand style all the
things that make the Bay Area one of the most desirable places to live
and visit. In its first five years, Outside Lands has raised over $8.3
million dollars for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department,
and, while honoring Northern California’s spectacularly diverse culture,
it has set a new standard for live events worldwide.
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