About Hip-Hop Hacks
Hip-Hop Hacks is a two-day hackathon for high school students to explore technology's role in hip-hop and how the most popular genre in the world inspires technological innovation.
Since its inception, hip-hop has evolved in tandem with technology, from turntables and microphones to mediums like vinyl, compact cassettes, mp3s, and now apps and algorithms.
Students will study the elements of hip-hop, participate in code and music workshops, network with other students, and learn from music- and tech-industry veterans.
Download and share the flyer!
Flyer 1 | Flyer 2
Saturday, April 2
11:30 am - Doors/Registration Open
11:45 am - Lunch
12:00 pm - Introductions and Talks
01:30 pm - Tech and Music Workshops
06:30 pm - Dinner
07:00 pm - Live Entertainment
08:00 pm - Goodbye. See you tomorrow.
Sunday, April 3
10:30 am - Doors/Registration Open
12:00 pm - Lunch
03:00 pm - Demos. Be sure to invite your friends!
05:00 pm - Live Entertainment
Please check back for updates periodically!
TONY PRENDATT CARTER - Producer & Sound Engineer (Eminem, Dr. Dre, The Notorious BIG and more.)
MATT DANIELS - Creator of Polygraph and The Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop
MARTHA DIAZ - Founder of the Hip-Hop Education Center
ROLANDO BROWN - Artist & Engineer; Advisor at the Hip-Hop Education Center
MICHAEL WIGGINS - Director of Education for the Urban Arts Partnership
KEEGAN CARTER - Founder of MOOR Games
DAVON ROBINSON - Founder of MOOR Games
THE GENESIS OF HIP-HOP TO NOW
with Martha Diaz, The Hip-Hop Education Center
CACHE RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME: HIP-HOP JOURNALISM IN THE INFORMATION AGE
by Manny Faces, Founder, The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy
How to DJ
with DJ Neil Armstrong
MUSIC PRODUCTION IN LOOP LABS
by Craig Swan, Founder, Loop Labs
PROTECTING YOUR WORK: PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, AND COPYRIGHTS
by Lindsay Rodman, Associate, Cowan Liebowitzm & Latman
and Serge Krimnus, Patent Attorney, Mauriel Kapouytian Woods, LLP; Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn Law School
BUILD A PERSONAL WEBSITE IN HTML & CSS
HACKING IN ARDUINO
by Adam November, Monthly Music Hackathon
by Mamadou & Surendra, Director, Young Hackers
CROSS PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT WITH Intel XDK: iOS AND ANDROID APPS
Vince Randolph and Jason Scoon
INTRO TO OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING & SWIFT: GOTTA CODE 'EM ALL