SXSW Hackathon

The SXSW Hackathon (formerly the SXSW Music Hackathon) is 24 straight hours of buzzing, high-tech creativity as music, VR/AR, and film hacker/creators use their programming knowledge and our collection of music, visual APIs, and coding assets to develop their industry-changing prototypes and compete for cash prizes, awarded by our panel of celebrity judges.

2018 Hackathon - Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith

2018 Hackathon - Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith

About SXSW Hackathon


SXSW invites hackers, creators, makers, and coders to converge to solve problems, create new tools, and push the boundaries of existing tech across entertainment media in March. Over the course of 24 hours during SXSW, hackers collaborate and compete in three media categories that span the rich universe of SXSW: Music, Film, and VR/AR.

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Hackathon Application


Stay tuned to SXSW News and this page for information about 2019 Hackathon applications.

2018 Hackathon recap

What happens when you bring programmers and creatives together? Catch up with the three winning teams from the 2018 SXSW Hackathon.

The 2018 SXSW Hackathon Winners

Randy and Jackie Smith

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