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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.

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THE ORGANIZERS

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YOUNG HACKERS

THE MIXTAPE MUSEUM

MONTHLY MUSIC HACKATHON

EVENT DETAILS

WHO

High school students, regardless of skill level :)

WHAT

A hackathon with hip-hop as it's inspiring theme.
Bring your laptop!!

WHEN

Saturday, April 2, 12 noon - 8pm
Sunday, April 3, 11 am - 6pm

Eventbrite - Hip Hop Hacks: Student Admission

WHERE

Spotify NY, located at 45 W 18th Street, 7th floor, between 5th and 6th Avenues.
Nearby Trains: Union Square N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, and L trains.

Agenda

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!

TALKS

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

WORKSHOPS

Hip-Hop/Music

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

DJ 101
with Hercules/Thrustmaster

LYRICISM/SONGWRITING
by Oxymorrons

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

Code/Tech

BUILD A PERSONAL WEBSITE IN HTML & CSS
by Saeed

HACKING IN ARDUINO
by Adam November, Monthly Music Hackathon

INTRO TO JAVASCRIPT & TWILIO: CREATING A WEBSITE THAT CALLS AND TEXTS YOUR PHONE
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



SPONSORS

The Hip-Hop Education Center Playster Minds Behind the Music Rhymes Over Beats All Star Code SESAC Loop Labs Spotify Wix Sittin On Music Alec Donkin Vita Coco Thrustmaster Akoo Suntoucher