Over the next few weeks we will be attending two trade shows of interest to MusicXML developers. The first is the 15th SF MusicTech conference on May 20 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. Twice a year, Brian and Shoshana Zisk do a great job gathering together a lively mix of musicians, music technologists, label and publisher representatives, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and business folks. I always learn new things and get an informative update on the current state of the music technology industry.
The attendee list for this month’s meeting so far includes people from MakeMusic, Sheet Music Plus, Alfred, Avid, Flowkey, Smule, Pono, and many other music technology innovators. Each time I go I try to organize a “music notation lunch” during the lunch break. We meet at the top of the stairs in the Hotel Kabuki lobby and then head out to one of the Asian restaurants (usually either Japanese or Korean-style Chinese) in the conference’s Japantown neighborhood.
Tickets are still available for the conference, but prices increase as the event draws closer. If you’re going, it would be great to meet you, whether at the notation lunch or some other time during the show. Feel free to message us on Twitter or Facebook so we can arrange something.
The second show we’ll be attending is WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference being held June 2 – 6 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. We’ll be there seeing what’s new for the Mac OS X and iOS platforms. With five days there should be plenty of time to get together. If you’re attending and would like to meet, please let us know so we can try to set something up.