The Echo Nest Powers 30 of 62 Hacks at Music Hack Day Boston

November 20, 2012

As a founding sponsor of the Music Hack Day series, we’re always excited when these events roll around, bringing the music technology community together to build stuff ranging from the truly useful to the wildly outlandish.

Music Hack Day Boston, which took place last weekend, claims a special place in our hearts. Not only is it on our home turf, but we organize it each year. As such, we’re particularly pleased that a full 30 of the 62 hacks created at MIT’s gorgeous Stata Center relied on technology from The Echo Nest.

That’s a fine ratio, and a solid indication of the value of what we do here to people who build music stuff - which is, after all, the point. These hacks were quite impressive, with a healthy degree of variety (see the complete list).

One app that emerged fully-formed from Music Hack Day Boston - Infinite Jukebox, from our very own director of developer community Paul Lamere -  became a viral hit, making waves everywhere from Reddit to Jezebel to Wired UK.

All in all, it was a great weekend. Thanks to all who attended. If you’ve never been to a Music Hack Day, they’re always worth checking out; this page can tell you when one of these globally-occurring events is announced for your area.

(Photo: The Echo Nest Data QA Manager Matthew Santiago)