SLASH ARRIVES TO AUSTIN DURING SXSW FOR FIRST-EVER “SLASHATHON” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 AT CAPITAL FACTORY IN AUSTIN, TX
Hackathon begins: 10:00am, Presentations with SLASH: 7:00pm
SLASH TO PERFORM WITH WAYNE KRAMER AND OTHERS FOR “A JIMI HENDRIX” CELEBRATION
THURSDAY, MARCH 13 LIVE AT SXSW ON THE OUTDOOR STAGE AT BUTLER PARK
As the music world prepares to descend upon music week in Austin, TX during SXSW 2014, SLASH will appear at the inaugural SLASHATHON on Wednesday, March 12 @ Capital Factory (701 Brazos St., STE 1601 Austin), hacking begins at 10:00am with full presentations and judging starting around 7:00p. *No badges are required, Media RSVP below for SLASH interviews & to attend judging event.
Powered by Geeklist, SLASHATHON is the first-ever artist-focused Hackathon where tech developers create music-oriented applications and technology on-the-spot within a 12-hour period. SLASHATHON offers developers a unique challenge to create solutions for musicians to engage and grow their communities before an album release. The entire SLASHATHON will be live-streamed all day, via Livestream: https://new.livestream.com/accounts/7364815/slashathon.
SLASH will be joined by Bram Cohen (Chief Scientist & Founder of BitTorrent) and Robert Scoble (first employee at Microsoft, creator of hackathons, Rackspace) onsite in Austin to judge the SLASHATHON. A major entrepreneur in the world of tech will make a surprise guest appearance. The Grand Prize includes a Gibson guitar autographed by SLASH, $1,000 dollars and the opportunity to have SLASH use the winning hack with the release of his new album, coming out in late 2014.
Wednesday, March 12
@ Capital Factory, Austin, 701 Brazos St., STE 1601
8:30 AM: Registration, 9:00 AM: API presentations
10:00 AM: Hacking begins, 1:30 PM: Lunch
7:00 PM: Presentations begin with SLASH
8:30: Awards begin, 9:00 Interviews with SLASH
Wednesday, March 12
(701 Brazos St., STE 1601, Austin, TX)
On Thursday, March 13, SLASH will perform at the “Jimi Hendrix Celebration” with Wayne Kramer (MC5), Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), Dave & Phil Alvin, Robby Krieger (The Doors), and Perry & Etty Farrell on the Outdoor Stage at Butler Park in Austin. For more information, visit: http://sxsw.com/music/news/2014/free-jimi-hendrix-celebration-butler-park-march-13.