Formulate solutions to identified problems and help the music industry move forward. Thematics: AI, binaural sounds, VR and blockchain!


WHEN: 4th to 5th of July 2018
WHERE: Liège, Belgium - at Wallifornia MusicTech event 
DEADLINE: 1st of June 2018
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The Wallifornia MusicTech Hackathon brings together teams of coders, hackers, artists, designers and tech specialists.


This year, it'll all start with talks given by experts on Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Binaural sound and Artificial Intelligence. You get acquainted with the technologies and its application within the music industry.

Then, it’s time to build a team!

Your mission? Within 24 hours of intense work, debates and brainstorming, each team is invited to formulate solutions to identified problems and help the music industry move forward. It’s your chance to create a network of valuable experts.

The hackathon is a stimulating and multidisciplinary way to think out of the box that fosters disruptive innovation

This year's thematics : Artificial intelligence, binaural sounds, Virtual Reality, blockchain

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  • FACILITATORS : Luann William and Travis Laurendine, who have run Hackathons for SXSW, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, The White House, The Super Bowl and others, will be facilitating.

  • COACHES: Nicolas d'Alessandro ( CCO, Hovertone), Anna Xambo (Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London), Tom Mitchell ( Associate Professor in Creative Technologies, UWE Bristol + Gloves).   JUDGES: Syrah Banu Mohaideen (Proximus, Strategy Manager, Growth and Innovation), Mark Minkman (Paradiso) Ty Roberts (formerly Gracenote, now Ty Roberts Innovation), Bill Gagnon (Universal Music, SVP Business Development, Universal Music Group), Helen Steer (Do It Kits), Jose Rodriguez Martinez (Amazon Web Svcs).

[Note: Exact time and location are susceptible to some changes. We will keep you updated.]

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ABOUT WALLIFORNIA MUSIC TECH Wallifornia MusicTech is a conference that gathers, each year, the international musictech industry, on the same week and the same place than Urban Music Festival Les Ardentes (80.000 festival-goers).

Wallifornia MusicTech aims to promote music and new technologies by bringing together artists, labels, agents, festival organizers, musictech start-up, researchers, key players of the music industry and investors. More than bringing music and technologies to the public, Wallifornia MusicTech wants to help companies in the field to develop and foster creativity and innovation. 

 After a successful edition last year, the 2018 conference is now on the run and even more ambitious. The convention will include a 2 weeks MusicTech Start-up Acceleration Program (supported by VC fund LeanSquare Universal Music Group), a professional networking convention, a MusicTech Hackathon (with SXSW’s hackathon facilitators as guest organizers) and a MusicTech Start-up Garden from 5th to 8th of July (where musictech start-up get the opportunity to present their products/services to festival-goers and professionals) along with thematic workshops, keynotes, panels and performances, and even a gaming zone…

In 2018, this series of events will take place from 26th of June till 8th of July.

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Mark Minkman

Mark Minkman
Managing Director, Paradiso Amsterdam

Bill Gagnon

Bill Gagnon
SVP Business Development, Universal Music

Helen Steer

Helen Steer
CEO, Do It Kits

José Rodriguez Martinez

José Rodriguez Martinez
Amazon Web Services

Judging Criteria

  • Criteria
    Be motivated, love music and innovation