Way Out West Hack Battle

EMI, Spotify, Luger and friends bring you a two-day hack competition before one of Europe's best music festivals

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A music hack battle like no other. Combined with one of Europe's best music festivals, Way Out West, hackers will try to create the next greatest music app.

The theme of this hack battle is music discovery. Building something for the actual festival is a bonus.

Attendees will also receive access to the Way Out West festival.

Here is a general overview of the schedule:

  • Monday August 6th: Pre-meeting and drinks
  • Tuesday August 7th: API presentations and hacking begins
  • Wednesday August 8th: Submissions due. Presentations and special 'hackers ball'
  • Thursday August 9th - Saturday August 11th: Festival 

The wiki for the hack battle will be on Hacker League. If you're participating, please use this page to start collaborating and creating your team now.



The event will take place on the grounds of the Way Out West festival, at Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County. Hacking will occur in the Press Centre at Bel Park. Yes, we have wifi, but it never hurts to bring hard cables!

If you are travelling from outside Sweden, we highly recommend Norwegian and RyanAir, who provide super cheap flights to the two airports serving Gothenburg (City & Landvetter).

Teams, Submissions, Hashtag & Wiki

As always, teamwork and collaboration are highly encouraged! Sign up to Hacker League and register your teams at the event wiki athttp://spoti.fi/hack-battle. You will be required to submit your hack to this site before demo-ing. This Hacker League wiki site will also be updated live throughout the event, so bookmark it now!

Live tweet the event using the #wowhack hashtag.

For more details on the event location, RSVP here.

And finally - listen to the festival lineup playlist


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