The Music Hack Day (MHD) is a 24 hour hacking session in which participants conceptualize, create and present their projects. Any Music Technology, i.e. software, mobile applications, hardware, artworks, web development, goes as long as it is music related. The MHD has been a great way to demonstrate the creativity around music that comes from the tech community. The past three years have seen more than 20 MHD events taking place around the world. Starting in London, it has spread across the world to Berlin, Amsterdam, Boston, Stockholm, San Francisco, Barcelona, New York, Sydney, Montreal... The MHD has gathered over 2000 participants, building hundreds of hacks and with over 125 music and tech companies supporting the events. The Music Technology Group (MTG) of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) has hosted the MHD in Barcelona since 2010, and currently it is organized in the frame of Sónar festival.
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