Artist's Hack @ SxSW

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Your mission:

An artist is more than just a painter. Backplane and Spotify present the Artists Hack, a hackathon dedicated to building the future of music, art, video, collaborative thought during SxSW.

RSVP's will open this week!

Preliminary schedule:

  • 10am: Arrive, networking, brunch
  • 10:45am: Welcome from Backplane and Spotify
  • 11:00am: API demos (5 min), open call for hack ideas
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 7:30pm: Closing remarks from Matt Michelsen, Backplane CEO
  • 7:45pm: Hacking ends, demos begin. Judges will review as a group and rank ideas
  • 9pm: Judges award best prizes
  • DJ performance (TBD)

Live Broadcast

Live web cast; featuring play-by-play commentary from top YouTubers (broadcast to Times Square via NASDAQ)

Hacker wiki

We use to keep track of the hacks.


Event and press: Sarah Ross (

API partners: Andrew Mager (


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