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  • August 9th, 2013 Contests Open Source Ruby Events Win a trip to the Barcelona Ruby Conference By Erik Michaels-Ober

    Barcelona Ruby Conference September MMX111

    The lineup for BaRuCo 2013 looks amazing, with speakers such as Aaron Patterson, Katrina Owen, Sandi Metz, and Ruby’s inventor Yukihiro Matsumoto. The conference is currently SOLD OUT, but we have one extra ticket… and it could be yours!

    If you win the ticket, SoundCloud will fly you from anywhere in the world to Barcelona, Spain and put you up in a nice Catalonian hotel.

    How do you enter to win?

    It’s simple. Just create a command-line interface in Ruby that uses the SoundCloud API. You can use the SoundCloud Ruby SDK, but this is not a requirement. The only constraints are that it is:

    1. a command-line interface,
    2. written in Ruby,
    3. integrated with SoundCloud,
    4. and totally awesome!

    The author of the most creative CLI that uses SoundCloud will win the BaRuCo ticket.

    To submit an entry, push your code to GitHub and send an email that includes a link to the repo to e@soundcloud.com by 12:59:59 UTC on August 26th, 2013. We will announce the winner on August 30th.

    You must be at least 18 years old to enter and allowed to travel to Spain (sorry Edward Snowden).

    Entries will be judged by a team of SoundCloud staff. If you have any questions, email me.

  • July 9th, 2013 Events Hacks Music Hack Day Coming to Toronto! By Paul Osman

    Toronto

    The first Music Hack Day — organized by our very own Dave Haynes — was held in July 2009 in London, UK. Since then there have been over 30 Music Hack Day events all over the world in cities like San Francisco, New York, Paris, Barcelona and Reykjavik.

    Music Hack Day events gather programmers, designers and artists to conceptualize, build and demo the future of music. Software, hardware, mobile, web, instruments, art — anything goes as long as it's music related.

    I'm happy to announce that SoundCloud is teaming up with Rdio, Unspace and The Echo Nest to organize the first ever Music Hack Day in Toronto. MHD Toronto happens on August 10th and 11th 2013.

    If you are a Toronto developer, designer, or artist, come out and join us for what is sure to be an amazing event.

    For more details and to register for the event, go to http://toronto.musichackday.org.

  • April 25th, 2013 Events Berlin Geekettes All-Women Hackathon Roundup By Amelie Anglade, Tiffany Conroy, Emily Green, Duana Stanley

    Late last year, six women crowded in to a Mitte cafe booth and listened to Berlin Geekettes founder Jess Erickson share her idea: Berlin’s first all-women hackathon. With SoundCloud’s Amelie Anglade the then newly-appointed the Berlin Geekettes Tech Ambassador, we agreed that it was a great idea to produce the hackathon as a partnership between the Geekettes and the women developers of SoundCloud.

    Duana discussing APIs

    Fast forward to the first weekend of March, when the vision became reality: after 24 hours of hacking, 80 women demoed 29 projects across a range of different platforms, from a belt transformed into a game controller to an app aimed to help toddlers learn to do everyday tasks.

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  • January 23rd, 2013 Events Hacks SoundCloud at PennApps By Paul Osman

    Last weekend, we sponsored and attended our first PennApps, the world's largest student run hackathon held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Nearly 500 students participated from a variety of universities across the US and elsewhere. Students were given 36 hours to get into teams, hack on projects, then show them off to the judges. The results were astounding. In total, over 100 hacks were submitted. Here are some of my personal favourites.

    Giving my API Demo

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  • October 2nd, 2012 Events Story Hack Boston Recap By Paul Osman

    On Saturday, we hosted Story Hack Boston along with P2PU and Mashery at the MIT Media Lab. About 50 people from content and technical backgrounds joined us to create new story telling experiences. The crowd was pretty evenly split, which made for a lot of awesome collaboration.

    StoryHackers

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