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Flashband Hackathon

Sunday, May 4, 2014 12:00 AM

Event Details

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Event Details: Sunday, May 4, 2014 12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Flashband HQ - 1715 Q St. NW
Flashband HQ - 1715 Q St. NW
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About This Event

Flashband has been making slow, steady progress in developing cool new ways for musicians to meet and play music here in DC. Now we need a kick start to bring Flashband to the next level - and we need your help getting there!


Date Confirmed! We will hold this on May 4! You can still stop by the availability survey to make notes of the types of projects you'd be interested in helping with.


How it works

While the traditional hackathon is for software and tech products, this will be cross disciplinary event that anyone can bring value to. Whether it's marketing knowledge, graphic design of flyers, cool new promo videos our just telling us your opinons, if you like Flashband we need you.


We'll get together a group of volunteers, everyone will form groups based on the projects they're most interested in working on and that use their skills best, and we'll spend the day turning each project into a finished product. We'll give you tasty food, beer, whisky and shower you with adoration. Most of all though, you'll enable us to make Flashband more awesome and bring more events and ways to meet musicians to you.


The projects

We'll have a full set of projects prepared, but some examples of things we might do include:

-Brainstorming pitches for Flashband and writing up the best ideas.

-Making new flyers to recruit new musicians and taking them to recording studios and music shops.

-Coming up with creative ideas and strategies for promoting Flashband events and making a promo guide (and learn some new tips for promoting your band while you're at it).

-Adding Facebook integration or improved musician search to the Flashband website.



This event will be on Sunday, May 4. We'll start at 10am, we'll give you lunch and dinner, and we'll wrap up in the early evening.

Please fill out this quick survey to let us know what type of projects you'd be interested in working on. 



This will be at the Flashband Headquarters (Neal's house) at 1715 Q St. NW



Click register in the upper right to show everyone you're coming!

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Event Leader

Caleb Astey is leading this event. Have questions?
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