Event website: http://labrosa.ee.columbia.edu/hamr_ismir2016/


Hackathons and hack days have proven to be an effective way for entrepeneurs and hobbyists to spend a concentrated period of time doing preliminary work on a new project. However, most hackathons have an emphasis on prototyping commercial applications using technology from the companies who sponsor the event. HAMR (Hacking Audio and Music Research) is an event series which applies the hackathon model to the development of new techniques for analyzing, processing, and synthesizing audio and music signals.

HAMR@ISMIR 2016 will provide a space for individuals from various institutions, backgrounds, and experience levels to test out novel ideas as opposed to finishing a polished project and paper. As the name suggests, this iteration of HAMR will be held in conjunction with the the 17th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference in hopes of fostering intercollegiate collaborations between conference attendees.


Anyone can attend HAMR (you do not have to be registered for ISMIR 2016). However, you must register for HAMR (free). This event will be run jointly with the Monthly Music Hackathon. Note: registering for ISMIR 2016 does not mean you are registered for HAMR: if you’d like to attend HAMR please complete the HAMR registration.


Spotify NYC, located at 45 W 18th St 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011


Friday, August 5th, 2016: 7pm Talks, performances, and a pre-hackathon brainstorming session

Saturday, August 6th, 2016: 10am – 8pm Hackathon and workshops, 8pm Demos and performances of hacks

How to participate:

Please register here (free).

More information:

For additional information and the latest updates about HAMR@ISMIR 2016 please go to the event website.