Slash To Bring Slashathon To SXSW

Slash has announced that he will host and judge a "hackathon" at this year's South by Southwest festival.

The "Slashathon" is an artist-focused "hackathon" in which software developers will compete "to create solutions for artists to engage their communities for an album release."

The 12-hour-long competition will allow the developers to develop the necessary applications and technology, with the winning "hack" to be used for the release of Slash's new album.

Along with Slash, the judging panel is comprised of Bram Cohen (chief scientist and founder of BitTorrent) and Ben Parr (cofounder and managing partner for DominateFund).

The "Slashathon" will be held at Austin's Capitol Factory. The winner will be awarded $1,000 in prize money and a Gibson guitar autographed by the former Guns N' Roses guitarist.

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