Words by Ben Robinson
From the 31st of August to the 24th of October, TechJam’s Connected Music City Challenge will be returning to St Paul’s Creative Centre on Pultney Street, building on its success from last year and promising to be “bigger and better than ever!”
TechJam’s Connected Music City Challenge is an innovative way of using music and technology as tools to unite people of different skill sets and backgrounds to create exciting and captivating experiences in Adelaide.
Those who participate in the challenge will be granted the opportunity to work with several industry leaders and pioneers at a product development workshop, creating product prototypes using the facilities and equipment made available at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)’s studios. The event will end with a trade show style judging event, where all participants will be showcasing their product prototypes and winners will be awarded prizes from organisations such as IBM, AIE, Flinders’ New Venture Institute, Adelaide Fringe, St Paul’s Creative Centre, Musitec, and plenty more.
So, who can get involved? Absolutely anyone! Whether you’re an app developer, musician, coder, programmer, marketing professional, event/project manager, visual designer, or just a general ideas man – this is your opportunity to get your foot in the door of the thriving Adelaide music scene.
The opening launch event on the 31st of August will be free to attend and will kick off with a series of speeches from several industry leaders. Additionally, they will uncover this year’s challenge theme and provide an overview of the challenge guidelines. A 'speed date' type event will follow, where you will be able to network and build your team.
It’s important to note that registration is essential for this event, but any budding entrepreneurs, tech giants, musicians, or people seeking like-minded individuals with whom they can change the world, this event is for you, and certainly not one to miss!
For more information, hit up the event on Facebook here.
TechJam’s Connected Music City Challenge
31st of August – 24th of October
St Paul’s Creative Centre, Pultney Street