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Nashville Music Hackathon

Emma's Bistro Cafe
11 Lea Ave
Nashville, TN 37210, US (map)



The day will start with several presentations before attendees have an opportunity to break out into groups and begin hacking a project together.

There will be workshops for attendees interested in learning new skills. Project presentations/performances will take place at the end of the day.

Lunch and dinner are on us so you can focus on hacking together cool projects!


Misty Jones - Assistant Professor, Department of Recording Industry, MTSU

Misty Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro, TN, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Baylor University. Misty studied Music Technology Innovation at Berklee Valencia in Spain, where she received the Outstanding Scholar award and achieved a Master of Music degree. She will present an intro session on using controllers with Ableton using tools such as Bare Conductive Touch Board and Hot Hands Controller.

Ryan Wrenn - CTO, Artiphon

Nick Barnes - Director, Fan Engagement, Eric Church

As Director of Fan Engagement, Nick Barnes works directly for Eric Church helping manage the digital space of his brand. Part of that job is to provide fans with fair access to tickets, protecting them from scalpers. Nick will share some of the success and failures in that endeavor, including details about a proprietary pre-sale process and in-depth information about the recent cancellation of 25k scalper tickets. Sample code and datasets will be made available for projects.