Presto Hacks is a 3 day virtual event (specifically, a hackathon) where teams of 1-4 participants are given 40 hours to code a web or mobile application under the theme of music technology. After the 40 hour period, the projects will be judged based on a set criteria, and the group with the best project in each category will receive a prize.
The event will be held over Discord and Zoom on December 10-12th, 2021. More details concerning schedule, operations, and safety will be posted closer to the event on the website. With any questions about these details, contact email@example.com.
Anyone aged 13-22!
Presto Hacks has 3 primary goals:
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Friday, December 10th
|5:00 - 6:20 p.m.||Team Formation Session|
|6:30 - 7:20 p.m.||Opening Ceremony|
|7:30 - 8:00 p.m.||Survival Guide to Hacking|
|8:30 - 9:20 p.m.||Intro to Web Development|
|9:30 - 10:30 p.m.||Talent Show|
Saturday, December 11th
|9:00 - 9:50 a.m.||Breakfast with a Software Engineer|
|10:00 - 10:50 a.m.||Intro to Web Development 2|
|11:00 - 11:50 a.m.||Intro to UI/UX Design|
|12:00 - 12:40 p.m.||Impact of Technology on Music|
|2:00 - 2:50 p.m.||Intro to App Development|
|4:00 - 4:50 p.m.||AI in the Music Industry [Canceled]|
|7:00 - 7:40 p.m.||Getting to know GitHub|
|8:00 - 8:30 p.m.||Trivia, Show off and Gaming Time!|
|8:40 - 9:20 p.m.||How to Ace at your Pitch|
|9:30 - 11:00 p.m.||Movie Night!|
Sunday, December 12th
|9:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Mentoring Session|
|11:30 a.m.||Project Submissions // Starts Judging|
|2:00 - 2:50 p.m.||Internships / First Jobs|
|3:30 p.m.||Judging Ends|
|3:30 - 3:55 p.m.||Skribble.io Music Theme|
|4:00 - 4:25 p.m.||Among Us!|
|4:30 - 5:30 p.m.||Closing Ceremony and Winners Announcement|
Founder and Executive Director
Associate Director and Director of Outreach
Director of Operations
Director of Marketing
Director of Research
Director of Finance
Full stack developer and student at Kalamazoo College
IT manager at Toyota R&D Prototype Development
Senior Director of Cyber Resilience at Yahoo
Creative Director at McCann
Studio Manager at NYU Steinhardt Music Technology Program
Director of Music Technology Program at NYU
Music Producer and Student at Kalamazoo College
Engineering Manager at Zumper
AI Resident at Google
No! We will have workshops to teach beginners how to build a basic website (in HTML). We will also have a prize category for the best beginner project!
No, hackers can choose their level of involvement. You can also choose to only attend workshops. If you are not available for a portion of the event, you will just communicate that to your team members.
You will get to meet people around the world and come up with innovative ideas that combine music and technology! Our coding workshops will also let you improve your coding skills and learn more about the world of technology! All participants will receive swag, and winners will receive prizes!
No - you are still eligible for swag even if you only attend the workshops and game sessions.
No! Hackers can work by themselves or with anywhere between 1 and 3 other hackers.
Please notify a Presto Hacks organizer in the Discord so we can resolve the issue. You will be able to identify the organizers by the color of our usernames in the Discord.
It’s ok if you don’t understand everything! You can learn more about hackathons here and at our "Survival Guide To Hacking" workshop. If you have any questions, please ask the Presto Hacks executive team!
Check out this Discord tutorial made by our marketing team!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!