How to hack a better music festival

Last Saturday dozens of designers, developers, UX people and other creative types descended on the Clerkenwell-based offices of AnalogFolk for a day of idea-sharing and collaboration.

The 'Analog' part of the company's name comes from their ethos of using technology to make analog experiences better, never for its own sake. In this vein, they challenged the hack day participants to create something that would improve the experience of attending a music festival. The day was punctuated by regular talk sessions in which speakers including Sara Gozalo, software engineer at BBC Music, and Mixcloud founder Mat Clayton delivered doses of inspiration to participants. One attendee commented that each talk gave her a fresh perspective on her project and that she took insights from each to use in her work for the day.

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Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 16 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for numerous publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, ImagineFX, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq. For Creative Bloq, she mostly writes about web design, including the hottest new tools, as well as 3D artwork and VFX.