SXSW 2020 Hackathon

70 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5
SXSW Hackathon
starts on:
Mar 17, 2020, 10:00 AM
ends on:
Mar 18, 2020, 01:00 PM

Overview

The SXSW Hackathon is back for its seventh year in 2020 with an expanded template and two categories: Climate + Social Action and Music + Entertainment.

Hackers, creators, makers, and coders will collaborate and compete using AI, XR, voice activation, blockchain, analytics, video, and other burgeoning technologies to create new and relevant solutions for these categories in a marathon 24 hours. When the final bell has rung, the winners will be awarded cash and sponsor prizes presented by a panel of industry judges.

The Climate + Social Action category will focus on challenges related to climate change, health and wellness, and art and film. Climate change is a huge threat to the world as we know it, and the time for solutions is now. Hackers will address these topics at unique intersections, using fresh methodologies to help foster creativity and change. The impact of this category will be on purpose-driven projects focused on improving the lives of people, the planet, and wildlife.

The Music + Entertainment category will dive into several themes: Music + Health and Wellness, How Creatives Can Monetize Music and Content in New Ways, AI in Music Creation, Building AR Experiences for Social Media Platforms, Music Creation and Listening Experiences for the visual/hearing impaired, and more.

Themes

General

Hacks in any theme also belong to General.

Social

Probably, the biggest impact any trend has had on mankind is Social. Social media is transformed almost everything we do today, from staying connected with our friends, communicating with people, doing business, consuming news, learning to almost any other thing that we do in our day to day life, has been impacted by social. So much so, it’s hard to imagine a world not socially connected.

But this is just the start, the possibilities are endless on how social can be leveraged to make this world a better, more connected, safer and comfortable place.

Music + Entertainment

It wasn’t too long ago, when the first 512 kbps broadband hit the scenes and before you knew it, the internet highways were so broad, that internet enabled entertainment is replacing the television. You have your favorite TV shows streamed straight to your personal devices and the archive of every known musician that ever recorded an album is available via a few touches.

Surely, there is no shortage of data or the ability to serve it. You’ve got the data and you’ve got the infrastructure to make it available to everyone with an internet enabled device - what do you think is next in entertainment technology?

Climate + Social Action

The Climate + Social Action category will focus on challenges related to climate change, health and wellness, and art and film. Climate change is a huge threat to the world as we know it, and the time for solutions is now. Hackers will address these topics at unique intersections, using fresh methodologies to help foster creativity and change. The impact of this category will be on purpose-driven projects focused on improving the lives of people, the planet, and wildlife.

Prizes

Main Prizes
First Place
USD 3,000
Second Place
USD 2,000
Third Place
USD 1,000
starts on:
Mar 17, 2020 10:00 AM CDT
closes on:
Mar 18, 2020 01:00 PM CDT
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