Live Hacks is a regularly arranged hackathon event where Coders, Designers and Makers come together in Stockholm, Sweden to revolutionize the way we experience live entertainment events. Organized by a close group of technology enthusiasts, product designers, music lovers, engineers and entrepreneurs, we passionately believe that big dreams combined with smart technology can change reality to the better. We value having fun through artistic expression and gather people around the same table to jointly co-create. We love well thought-out design and the clash of the digital and physical reality. And we are ready to bring the magic of the digital century to live entertainment events.
LiveHacks is a perfect place to meet people and learn from each other. You will meet likeminded developers and make valuable business connections with some of the hottest companies in the market.
The LiveHacks community is made of people with a common passion for design, music and technology. And who knows? Maybe you will find your future co-founder here!
Be part of the Stagecast developer community - an interaction platform designed to maximize real experiences and minimize phone time. Together we build an IOT platform for entertainment events.
So many awesome projects - we cannot even name them all! The winning team, Christiano Sarmento, Elias Bergström and Somasundaran Vadivelu, accessed the phone's accelerometer and translated movement into projections on stage. The movement of the phones created a pattern which was visualized on a big screen behind the performer. Magic.
The last LiveHacks event took place on the 22nd of April 2017 - 25 meters underground in Sweden's first nuclear hall. We filled the Reaktorhall with coders, designers, makers, light & sound engineers and music enthusiasts who all worked on different challenges. Each team either worked on their own project or chose from a project portfolio. Stagecast provided APIs and frameworks.
Once again: Thank you to everyone who participated in making the day so incredible! A special thanks to our partners and sponsors: Telia, KTH Innovation and Zound Industries!
The next Live Hacks will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9th 2017 at Studioteatern - an old high voltage test laboratory of KTH. Today Studioteatern is mainly used for theater, operas and concerts. We love the atmosphere that is created by the giant brick wall, red velvet curtains and bleachers. The hack will start at 9am and finish at midnight. Participants will be divided into teams of five members, where each team will consist of at least three developers and one graphic designer. Teams can choose to work on own ideas regarding how technology can be utilized in a live setting, or on provided hack challenges. Participants have the chance to apply to proposed projects in the application process. During the entire day, teams will collect stars for their progress by accomplishing different quests - the team with the most stars at the end of the night will win the grand prize!
We will provide you with food, drinks, beer, an interesting guest speaker and good music. So, what are you waiting for? Apply as a coder, designer or maker now!
next event: September 9th 2017 at Studioteatern Teknikringen 35, Stockholm, 9am to Midnight
The ones with the mojo. You are a digital pioneer, creating astonishing visual experiences for audiences. Your sense for aesthetics will not only be needed to make stuff look cool, but also to help focus on the user’s experience. Ideally, you have been working with UI/UX design before.Apply Now
Makers are jokers - passionate tinkerers who love to take stuff apart. You are either an experienced sound or electrical engineer and you love to play around with event tech. We provide you with relevant hardware and you will have a special mentor during the day.Apply Now
1. How does the hack work?
The application closes ten days before the event. Seven days before the D-day we will let the applicants know whether they were accepted. All participants will be invited to Slack, where we put the different participants in their teams so that conversations can start and github repositories initiated.
LiveHacks is ongoing for one full day. We start at 9am and finish at midnight. We will kick off with a short introduction - then the fun begins and teams start working on their projects!
After lunch, it is time for our guest speaker! The guest speaker is usually a pioneer from the Stockholm tech or music industry and shares his or her views, inspires or teaches about a topic of interest.
Besides the project, there will be different quests sent out during the day through the Stagecast app. With these quests, participants can collect points and stars for their teams. Quests are small projects that usually do not have to take more then 20-30 minutes to accomplish.
Towards the end of the night, all teams present their projects on the main stage. Each team has five minutes in the spotlight to show everyone what they have been working upon. Open Bar, dimmed lights and live music and mingeling afterwards!
2. What are hack challenges?
Hack challenges are provided projects either by Stagecast or by partnering companies where a problems is framed and suitable API’s are provided. Teams can either choose to work on such a Hack challenge or on own ideas.
3. Is there an entrence fee?
Livehacks is free of charge! Even better: We spoil everyone with great food, beers and snacks.
4. What should I bring to the event?
Bring your laptop, charger and maybe a warm sweater. Good mood and many ideas are welcome!
5. What is stagecast?
Stagecast is a young, growing Stockholm based startup within the live entertainment industry. We build a live interaction platform for entertainment events and we love to gather creative people to work upon integrating technology into live entertainment events in order to enhance our here and now.