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1st The Sound of AI Hackathon (8-10 July 2022)

We’re thrilled to announce the 1st hackathon of The Sound of AI Community to celebrate 25K subscribers on The Sound of AI YouTube channel.

The goal of the hackathon is to build cool audio / music tech, make friends, learn new stuff, and have a great time together.

When & where

The hackathon will be held online from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of July 2022. People can participate from all over the world.


Register for free at this Eventbrite page. The registration deadline is Friday 8th of July 2022 at 3:00pm CEST.


The hackathon main theme is audio / music tech, with a particular focus on “intelligent” systems. A few example themes:

Schedule (Timezone: Central European Summer Time)

Keynote speakers

During the hackathon, there will be presentations by two keynote speakers:


We’ll give away EUR 10K+ worth of prizes to the winners. There are different prizes for different categories:


A big thank-you goes to our sponsors, which have provided prizes for the hackathon and access to their APIs:


During the hackathon, some of the sponsors will give free access to their services. Make the most out of it in your hack!

Communication channels

Our main communication platform will be The Sound of AI Slack. You can sign up to The Sound of AI Slack community here. We’ll be using two channels on Slack:

Participants are encouraged to use the video-conferencing tools they prefer to organise among themselves.

Community sessions (e.g., open / awards ceremonies) will be held on Google Meet. Organisers will provide Google Meet links during the event on Slack in the #hack-organisation channel.


Projects will be evaluated bt an expert jury. The jury members are:

Jury criteria

All projects will be judged on 7 criteria by the jury. All criteria are equally important. Each criterium will get a score between 1-10. Below is a list of the 7 criteria:


The Hackhathon is organised by:

Submit team information

During the hackathon, all teams are asked to submit information about the team name, team members, and what they’re working on. The deadline for submission is Saturday 9th of July at 9.00pm CEST. The information should be submitted in a Google Spreadsheet. The organisers will provide more info during the hackathon.

Code of conduct

The Sound of AI is a community based on respect, inclusivity, and kindness. Participants are asked to follow The Sound of AI Netiquette. Participants who violate The Sound of AI Netiquette will be banned from the event.


Should I have a team to participate?

You’re free to come with an already-formed team. However, it is possible to participate without a team.

We set out a process to help you find a team before the start of the hackathon. The step-by-step process is outlined in the Eventbrite Online Event Page - you can access this page only if you’ve registered for the hackathon. We’ll also have a Team Building session at the beginning of the event for those who couldn’t join a team before the start of the event. However, we highly encourage you to join a team before the hackathon starts by using the “offline” team building process we implemented.

Who should participate?

Hackers, programmers, technologitsts, AI audio / music engineers, researchers, product managers are obviously the main culprits. However, people with non-technical skills are also invited to participate. Well-rounded hacker teams with members from different backgrounds are the ones who usually deliver best during hackathons.

Is there a participation fee?

No, the hackathon is FREE.

Who owns the Intellectual Property (IP) of the hacks?

The IP of the hacks remains with the teams who created the code / products.


If you have any questions regarding the event, don’t hesitate to send a message at