The Gismart team develop a new music game at Music Tech Hackathon!

On November 25-27 the Gismart team took part in the Music Tech Hackathon in Minsk, Belarus. An event set to unite tech pros, that are interested in music, with professional engineers and sound producers.

The Judges!

As the resident experts in Music Tech, we were proud to partner with this event. Due to our expertise, we were selected to sit at the jury table to judge the entrants. As well as this, we also took the opportunity to take part in the hackathon! However, it was on an out-of-competition basis, as we couldn’t judge and compete.

The event opened with a conference where attendees shared their insights on where the future relationship of music and tech would be heading. Following this, the hackathon began. The 48-hour marathon culminated in the successful completion of 14 working prototypes. Each and every one of them displaying the ingenuity and dedication of the teams competing.


Although we couldn’t participate in the contest, our expert team put together a working prototype for WoodPeckers! This is a music game with the aim of improving your sense of rhythm. That’s not all that kept us busy throughout the hackathon, we were also on hand to provide expert opinions and supply any needed assistance to the hackathon competitors.

Finally, we crowned the winning team – “Blue Vinyl” who produced a prototype for a vintage style Bluetooth headset. For their prize, the group received the opportunity to visit the Midem Music Conference, Cannes France, in 2017!

“Music Tech Hackathon is a long-awaited event in Eastern Europe. I am happy that we as a company had a chance to support the event. I hope Music Tech Hackathon becomes a regular yearly event that brings like-minded people together and gives them the opportunity to turn an idea into a product in just 48 hours” – says Andrei Savitsky, Gismart Sound Designer, and Music Tech Hackathon jury member.