- RFID DATA: Think about different data collected via the wristbands. All transactions made during the event are registered. Number of drinks, sort of drinks and food, interval between consumptions, alcoholic Y/N, point of sale, time of purchase, price per unit, transaction type (purchase, top up, refund) etc.

- TICKET DATA: all information exchange taking place when purchasing a ticket like time and date of purchase, gender, date of birth, country, language, delivery address

- SURVEY: Information retrieved from a short survey like age, gender, education and general remarks and suggestions

- OTHERS: floorplan, time tables, tracklist (incl time stamp)

Additional data will follow. All data will be provided via CSV files, but other formats are also possible.


We will provide full access to our platform as well as beacon hardware to test with. These two components enable you to quickly use beacons and location based technology to create awesome experiences. We will install several beacons in the venue so you can generate data real time.

Using the Resono SDK you can easily integrate beacon and location based technology like geofencing into your concept (iOS and Android). Check out our website for more info. https://reso.no/developers/

Buma Stemra & Sena

Buma/Stemra represents the interests of music authors. We see that in much broader terms than just collecting and distributing the remunerations. We help enforce copyright, on occasion alongside other organisations. In addition, Buma sets aside a reserve for financial support to our members and for promoting Dutch musical products. Buma Stemra will provide relevant data andmore context that can be used for the theme “Copyright, music licensing & compensation”. Check out https://www.bumastemra.nl/en/about-buma-stemra/ for more info

Where Buma Stemra represents the interest of authors, writers and creators of music. Sena represents the interests of performing artists. Of course this often is one and the same person, but it’s not alwatys the case. Both parties are interest in new ways of enriching their data so they can ensure that remunerations go to the right people.


Discogs, short for dicographies is a website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional and bootleg releases. Discogscurrently contains over 8 million releases, by nearly 4.9 million artists, across over 1 million labels, contributed from nearly 346,000 contributors. Discogs is also a market place where you can buy and sell your records. While the record label market is declining, the number of transactions on Discogs is growing.Vinyl is hot again!

The Discogs API v2.0 is a RESTful interface to Discogs data. You can access JSON-formatted information about Database objects such as Artists, Releases, and Labels. Your application can also manage User Collections and Wantlists, create Marketplace Listings, and more. Check the website for more information https://www.discogs.com/developers/ 

You can also find full dumps of the Discogs database (release, artist, label and master release data) in XML format at http://data.discogs.com/ The data dumps are made available under the CC0 No Rights Reserved license.


Retrokits  makes smart and portable connectivity tools for musicians. Their hardware helps you in using sound in steering and controlling visuals for example. Retrokits will be present at the hackathon with their hardware and support.Check out https://www.retrokits.com/ for more info, but also check their Instagram to quickly get an idea of what they do.

KPN Technium & IoT Academy

Would you like to order your beer straight from the dancefloor? Find your friends back in a second? Want to know whats the best time to hit the toilets?

Together with the Internet of Things academy, KPN has partnered up with the ADE hackaton team and will bring you creativity, experience, hardware and API's to make your DANCE innovation come true!

We’ll offer you the Marvin developer board with LoRa internet connectivity, to enable cheap and ultra low power applications that can last a lifetime. Lora works with tiny data packages which you can send based on sensor measurements and thresholds. It’s great for Internet-of-things type of applications. Rather work with Bluetooth and connect it to an app on your phone with one of the many cool API’s from the KPN API store? We got you covered with hardware and skilled developers to aid your quest. Take A look at the KPN API store for yourself to find you can almost include any digital service in your prototype, from micro payments to machine learning.

Meet us at the KPN booth on the hackaton and we'll help you with prototyping, debugging and pitching your idea to ensure your victory in the ADE hackaton 2018

VR Base

VR Base is a network of AR and VR content creatirs with a base in Amsterdam and Berlin. Like last year VR Base will be present with some hardware and support. There will be several Oculus devices and a 360 camera for you to use. More info about VR Base you can find on https://xrbase.co


ADE will provide all artists that have been performing at ADE listed per year going back quite far. Next to that they will also provide a list of all participating venues, artists and the full program. Data will be provided in Excel

Event Engineers

In order to gain insight in the powerusage of festivals / CO2 reduction from diesel generators more knowledge is required about the power consumption. Event Engineers are working on the Event Dashboard to bring together data from power supplies (e.g. generators, power outlets in a building) and power users (e.g. stages, bars, foodtrucks). Ultimately this kind of data will be available online, but for ADE hack several datasets are made available in Excel format. 


Armada Music is the label of artists as Armin van Buuren, Afrojack and Junior Sanchez. Armada is again one of our data partners this year. With huge amounts of data they really try to see how they can create and use new insights. From playlist behaviour to predicting hits. There is much to learn nowadays. And as we are celebrating 30 years of Dutch dance, we also try to take a look into the future. 

Next to that data and technology that we provide, we challenge you to use any data source you can find. There is a lot to discover in your own phone for example and there are open data sources with nice API’s which can also be used during the event. Think about Spotify for example, or weather API’s or data from the government via https://data.overheid.nl/data/dataset.