The SXSW Hackathon will return for its 6th year in 2019 with another 24-hour marathon in which hackers and creators will develop industry-changing prototypes while competing for cash prizes. Working in media categories that span the rich universe of SXSW: Music, AR, VR, AI, and Blockchain, participants will combine their programming knowledge with our collection of music, visual APIs, and coding assets.
“If it were not for quitting my job back in March and entering the SXSW Hackathon, we would not have gone on this entrepreneurial adventure.”
The SXSW 2018 Hackathon featured over 100 hackers from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Belgium, Romania and more. After an intense 24 hours of collaborating, coding and creating new solutions in the music, tech, VR, AR, AI, and blockchain segments, the three winning teams were awarded $12,000 in prizes. They then spent the next three days working with industry mentors to fine-tune their creations. So while anticipating the 2019 SXSW Hackathon, we caught up with the 2018 winners to see what has happened since SXSW.