UNT's Innovation Greenhouse to host music hackathon

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 21:34

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Innovation Greenhouse, located in Sycamore Hall on the UNT campus, will host a North Texas music hackathon beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 (Friday).

The hackathon, which will last through Sept. 15 (Sunday), aims to bring together anyone interested in unique music applications, including designers, developers, programmers, industry experts and musicians.

The event is open to the public, and registration is required. Registration is $25 for UNT students and $45 for UNT faculty and the general public. Registration fees cover three days of food and refreshments from various Denton restaurants. Registration is available online.

Scholarships covering registration are available for UNT students. Students can contact Innovation Greenhouse Director Nancy Hong at Nancy.Hong@unt.edu for information on how to apply for a scholarship.

“The music hackathon will give area musicians confidence and help them learn how to share their creativity in a major way at a minor cost,” Hong said. “Hackathons are about coming together as a community to share experiences and solve problems.”

Industry insiders, including investors, publicists, copyright experts and entrepreneurs will be on hand at the event to give lectures and brainstorm ideas with attendees.

Several Denton bands will perform at the event. Bands will include Offworld, AMP Trio and Bashe.

For more information on the event, contact Hong at Nancy.Hong@unt.edu.


About the Innovation Greenhouse

UNT’s Innovation Greenhouse opened in 2013 and is a resource to help students bring ideas to life. The Innovation Greenhouse, located in Sycamore Hall, aims to help students apply what they learn in the classroom, and use knowledge gained through hands-on experience, to succeed in the rapidly growing innovation field.

More information can be found online at http://innovation.unt.edu.

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