For participants in Hollywood Hack Day, it was a weekend loaded with coffee, Red Bull, Chipotle burritos and round-the-clock hacking.
It wasn’t quite the frenzy shown during hacking scenes in “The Social Network,” but the event did draw about 90 developers and designers who were tasked with creating projects that bridged the technology and entertainment industries.
During the two-day event, which was held at co-working space io/LA, the hackers produced 24 projects that were presented Sunday evening to a panel of judges that included StartEngine’s Howard Marks and Amplify’s Jeff Solomon. The top three projects received prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500, respectively.
First place went to Typing Karaoke, a program that helps people learn and improve their typing by having them type synced lyrics to their favorite songs. The faster the lyrics, the harder the song.