We’ve just finished Music Hack Day Sydney, and as part of the event we wanted to send a big shout out to those people who really make up the music hacking community.
In particular, we wanted to highlight one person that has had a huge impact on the music hacking scene – someone who pushes the boundaries of technology, someone who shares their knowledge with the community, and someone who embodies creativity and passion for music and tech. This person deserves a place in the Music Hacker’s Hall of Fame.
In the world of music and tech there is one person who stands out. He is one of the grand masters of the music hacking community. His name is Paul Lamere.
You can find Paul at just about every Music Hack Day, and his hacks are always technically challenging, forward thinking and fun. Paul is also the Director of Developer Platform at the Echo Nest where he leads the way for hackers to create new applications around music.
Paul is one of the nicest, most generous people you’ll ever meet, and he’s been a huge inspiration to us and other hackers all over the world.
For his passion, for his hacks, and for his kind and generous nature, we award Paul with a music hacking trophy and a place in the Music Hacker’s Hall of Fame. Give it up, for Paul Lamere!
We’ll see more people inducted into the Music Hacker’s Hall of Fame soon. There are lots of people who have contributed hugely to the music hacking community. Who will be next?