Legendary guitarist Slash will hold a music-focused hackathon at SXSW

Legendary guitarist Slash will hold a music-focused hackathon at SXSW

SlashathonLegendary rock guitarist Slash (also known as Saul Hudson, but not to many) is launching a hackathon during music week at SXSW 2014.

During the competition on March 12, entrants will have 12 hours to “create solutions for artists to engage their communities for an album release” in a bid to win a grand prize of a Gibson guitar autographed by the man himself, $1,000 and the opportunity to have Slash use the winning entry for his upcoming album launch. The winner will be chosen by Slash, Bram Cohen, co-founder of BitTorrent, and Ben Parr, co-founder of DominateFund.

However, before you can win, you need to enter. The organizers note that SXSW passes aren’t actually required to take part in the comp and that APIs available to play with on the day will include Aviary, Dolby, LeapMotion, Gimbal, Raspberry Pi, Codio.io, Spotify, Mad Mimi, Yellow API and Lob.

Related read: Guitar hero: Slash taps 360-degree video tech to broadcast a single from his latest album on Facebook

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