Break.Make.Create. | Hack A Beat, Hack A Track, Hack A Pella



This June, Hellocomputer has organised South Africa’s newest hackathon – Break.Make.Create. This event, which will be hosted in Cape Town from the 5th-6th of June, will allow all creative and technical-minded people to take part and have a chance to showcase their talent and to share their innovative ideas.


The theme for the hackathon will be music, and the aim is for groups to ‘Break. Make and Create’ original prototypes that relook one’s experience with music. The two day hackathon will allow groups to hack musical instruments and beats to create something unique.


“The Hellocomputer Hackathon was launched to celebrate a ‘do anything’ attitude, one that would see the teams combining simple technology and inspired creativity to produce ground-breaking results,” said Simon Spreckley, Hellocomputer executive creative director. “That’s the way we have approached every brief at Hellocomputer from the outset, and we wanted to foster this philosophy on an industry level.”


The Break.Make.Create event is distinct as this event is open to the public.


Hellocomputer group executive creative director, Mark Tomlinson, says, “If coffee-fueled, all-out creative, anything goes, musical madness and mayhem is something that interests you, then you’re exactly what we’re looking for to make this the first in a long line of hack events across the country.”


The event judges include Rob Ford, funder and principal of the FWA Network, and Ryan McManus who is the executive creative director of Native. Prizes will include R10 000 to the winning group and R5000 to the second.


If you are interested to participate in this competition, please visit For those who are interested in participating but live in Johannesburg, there will also be a satellite Hackathon with a video Skype-in judging session at 47 Juta Street, Braamfontein. For more information visit


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