The Broadway Hackathon is to help the library design and develop apps and prototypes to make the collections more accessible, connect performers with producers and audiences more easily, link with other theater databases around the world, and more.
The Broadway Hackathon is 10am to 6pm, Monday and Tuesday, May 11th and 12th. There will be free meals, coffee, WiFi, and access to Broadway-related data from the archives of the library for registered participants.
Register now to reserve your spot and help shape the event.
There are three ways you can be involved in the Broadway Hackathon:
- Hackers: Use your skills in graphic design, web development, mobile development, or data architecture to create a prototype of an “app” that will rock.
- Idea Generators: If you don’t have technical skills, help design sketches or flows (wireframes) of potential apps.
- Feedback: We welcome Broadway fans who want to provide feedback, brainstorm, help with data and be a part of the first Broadway Hackathon
Participants are invited to design and develop apps and prototypes that will :
- Leverage the power of mobile technology to support the Broadway experience
- Make the library’s collections more usable
- Better connect actors, producers, creative teams, theatre makers and audiences
- Allow the public to have fun with library collections
- Connect public information about theater from around the world
- Explore the role of “apps” in the full theater experience from idea to script to Broadway
This event is sponsored by NYPL, Masie Productions (and other Broadway Producers), and the Division of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.
All work created at the hackathon will be released under an open license.
Register now to reserve your spot and help shape the event