The event kicked off with a short presentation from each of the sponsors, introducing their company and outlining the APIs on offer. Hackers then headed out into the blazing sunshine to discuss teams and ideas over a hotdog, before bagging a desk and settling down to work. Over the course of the afternoon and evening, folks alternated between bouts of intense concentration, games of table football, and replenishing caffeine levels. The background soundtrack of those Parisian favourites Daft Punk was occasionally punctuated by a friendly squabble over coding practises, or a burst of dischordant music as teams demonstrated their work-in-progress to each other.
range of exciting ideas, including but not limited to a video visualiser made from clips of The Soul Train, an app to share your favourite six seconds of a track, a multi-iphone lyric display, a beatiful visual display of your music collection, and a way to control music using your brainwaves.
Our 7digital prize was awarded to the team from Queen Mary's university for their app Brutalize Me, which transformed Justin Bieber pop songs into death metal: two types of metal actually, light or deadly.
After the presentations the hackers began to dissipate back to the four corners of Europe, pausing to compliment each others' apps and swap contact details. Massive props to Deezer and Martyn for putting on such a great weekend - and looking forward to catching up with everyone at the next one.