Break.Make.Create. makes it's Joburg debut


The inaugural Break.Make.Create. (#BMC) hackathon took place last year, where 13 teams of designers, creatives, coders and techies came together to battle it out to win R10 000 in our Hack for Music hosted in Cape Town. This year, we’re excited to announce that #BMC is moving up to Johannesburg.

Fitting to the new location, the theme this year is ‘Nine to Five’. We’re going to hack the daily grind, whether it’s work, studying or other. Hack a printer, a desk or even a colleague – as long as it’s work related, anything goes.

Break.Make.Create., a brainchild of Hellocomputer headquarters, was created with the intention to not only improve the skill set of the marketing industry, but to give all creative, technical minded and innovative thinkers the chance to tinker, craft and play. We’re excited to bring this year’s event to the City of Industry, to see how hackers interpret the theme and what ingenious, interesting or odd 9-5 inspired creations they come up with.

The Break.Make.Create. hackathon takes place over 2 days, this year on the 4th and 5th of September, where ten teams will take on 1 challenge to hack according to the theme. The winning team will not only win the respect of their peers, but also R10 000. The runners-up will also walk away with R5000 in their pocket.

Last year’s Break.Make.Create. – the first hack open to the broader industry and public – was a huge success with the teams interpreting the “Hack for Music” theme to come up with ideas such as musical chairs with a twist, musical shoes and lego inspired DJ set. The team, dubbed The Sound and the Fury, came out on top however, by making a computer game controlled by hacked musical instruments.

This year, our hackers will head to the Digital Innovation in Braamfontein, the tech and innovation hub of Johannesburg, to see who will walk away with the grand prize. Hack kits, snacks and plenty of caffeine will be provided to our participants to get their creative juices flowing.

If you think you have a team that can break, make and create something awesome and want to join in on the hack, visit Break.Make.Create. to register your team and get all the information. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon to secure a space. As this is a Break.Make.Create. initiative, all your ideas and intellectual property is your own – so you could have some interesting concepts to develop after the hack. If you’re not into hacking, but are keen to check it out, then pop in on the 4th or 5th of September 2015.

Check out this segment featured last year on Tech Report here you’re interested to learn more about Break.Make.Create.

See what the teams created last year:

@TeamRocket_BMC Video1:Music Hack Concept Description #breakmakecreate #hellocomputer

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@TeamRocket_BMC Video2:MusicHackDemonstration #breakmakecreate #hellocomputer

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Team Name: Pump up the Jam Video 1: Music Hack Concept Description #breakmakecreate #hellocomputer #hackathon

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Team Name: Pump up the beats Video 2: Music Hack Demonstration #breakmakecreate #hellocomputer #hackathon

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