Sharon Showalter & Wagner Paula are creative technologists at SaatchiNY. While they’re in Austin for SXSWi, they’ve been sending the H/H team updates on cool stuff they’ve seen. Below are some of their favorites so far.
VCU Brandcenter Creative Technology students created panelizr. It’s a great way to cover all conversation around all the panels at SXSW.
“As soon as we saw Panelizr, we knew it needed to be built.” – Mark Avnet (@mavnet), head of Creative Technology track at the VCU Brandcenter.
It was co-invented by Rachel Mercer, Jeff MacDonald, and Matthew Runde, all of whom are 1st year Creative Technology students and they rallied their peers and got to work. The students locked themselves in a classroom for 10 around-the-clock days. They did everything from IA, to back end database development, API integration, visual and user interface design. Here is the blog about how they created it.
LOVE, MUSIC & APIs
This was a great music session called love, music and apis. Matthew Ogle and Dave Haynes started off the session with a bold statement, developers at the new gatekeepers of music. They then discussed some of the most popular music apis like @LastFM @Spotify @Songkick @Gigulate @Soundcloud @MusicBrainz @musixmatch @echonest and @7Digital.
They introduced us to some really cool things that people have made at Music Hack Day events. Some of my favorites included:
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