Major Music Festival Recruits Codemkrs to Produce its First Official Hackathon

Following the Super Bowl Hackathon, the first ever Music Hackathon in Louisiana and the National Day of Civic Hacking event in New Orleans, Codemkrs has announced yet another chance for developers and designers to compete for top prizes. Bonnaroo, Nashville’s four-day music and camping festival, is hosting its first official hackathon, Hackeroo this weekend (June 8-9).

HackerooIn partnership with Bonnaroo founder and producer Superfly and Nashville-based Aloompa, Codemkrs is recruiting up to 100 developers and creatives for the event scheduled for one week before the actual festival.

Aloompa will host the developers in Nashville; New Orleans and New York will have remote Hackeroo locations. The purpose of the event is to augment the virtual Bonnaroo experience, not replace it, through building fan-generated content apps for fans and musicians.

“These festivals, they are new gatekeepers, where people go to find out about bands and experience the music in real life,” said Codemkrs Founder Travis Laurendine. “Opening up these festivals to technology and innovation and hacking is only going to get us closer to the future of music.”

Hackeroo participants will be competing for the ultimate Bonnaroo experience: tickets and backstage passes to the festival with accommodations in a private campsite and exclusive artist meet and greet opportunities.

“[The winners] will get to meet a bunch of bands and basically use the app inside the festival and have their own mini office there,” Laurendine said. “No one has ever had a hackathon team keep hacking inside the festival itself.”

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