Hip Hop Hacks, June 10, 2017 in 60 seconds
Hip Hop Hacks (HHH) is a hackathon for 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. At HHH, students study the elements of hip-hop, participate in code and music workshops, network with other students, and learn from music- and tech-industry professionals.
The first HHH took place on April 2-3, 2016. The event which took place at Spotify’s New York City office attracted over 60 tech and music industry professionals, 16 company sponsors, 500 + participants, and included 12 hip hop and code-related workshops.