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When (EST)



12:30 - 1:00
Opening Ceremony
Special Guest DJ: The Hood Internet
1:00 - 1:30
John Capone MediaPost
Corey Kronengold Digiday
1:30 - 2:00
Lauren Goode All Things D
Chris Heine ClickZ
2:00 - 2:30
Tyler Gray Fast Company
Kunur Patel Advertising Age
2:30 - 3:00
Tom Taulli Forbes
Erin Griffith Adweek
3:00 - 3:30
Josh Constine TechCrunch
Seth Porges Maxim
3:30 - 4:00
Brett Petersel The Next Web
Sam Biddle Gizmodo
4:00 - 4:30
Jordan Burchette Men's Fitness
Peter Rubin Wired
4:30 - 5:00
Winner Announced
DJ Stage Open to All

Latest News

Tech the Halls Raises $10,000 for One Laptop Per Child - Dec. 22
Relying wholly on crowdsourcing and social media, Horn Group successfully fundraises $10,000 for One Laptop per Child. Learn more.
Horn Group Announces Special Guest DJ for Tech the Halls - Dec. 13
Renowned mashup artists The Hood Internet to kick off Tech the Halls with a special performance on
Horn Group Announces Match-Ups for Tech the Halls - Dec. 9
Fourteen journalists to go head-to-head on, all to raise money for One Laptop per Child. Learn more.
Horn Group Unveils Tech the Halls - Nov. 29
Horn Group announces nationwide holiday fundraiser for One Laptop Per Child, featuring leading tech journalists competing in head-to-head DJ battles on Learn more.

ABOUT Tech the Halls

What is Tech the Halls?

Tech the Halls is a nationwide holiday listening party, with the biggest names in tech journalism coming together to throw down on in head-to-head DJ battles. And there's more than just bragging rights on the line: the battles are the finale to a month-long fundraising campaign for One Laptop Per Child, and the money raised will be donated in the winning DJ's name!

When is Tech the Halls?

If you're reading this, then the answer is: RIGHT NOW. We're counting on you - and the power of crowds and social media - to help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000. That's 50 laptops for kids! Click here to get involved. Once you've hit that link, be sure to come back on Friday, December 16, from 1-5 EST for the DJ battles.

Where is Tech the Halls?

All of the battles will be held online at - that means you can tune in from anywhere! Check back on this landing page on Friday, December 16 for links to individual match-ups and be ready to support your favorite DJ!

How Will It Work?

DJs will square off in 30 minute battles on, with YOU as the judge. It'll be an anything-goes battle royale - the DJ who gains the most audience points wins.

Who's DJ-ing?

14 of the biggest names in tech and online media, along with a very special guest: The Hood Internet! Scroll back up to see the complete battle line-up.

What is One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)?

OLPC is an amazing non-profit whose mission is to empower the world's poorest children through education. Specifically, OLPC aims to provide every child with his or her own laptop, wherever they are in the world. Each laptop only costs $199, and our goal is to raise enough money ($10,000) to deliver 50. Help us get there.


First: Join us as we raise money for One Laptop Per Child. Our goal is $10,000 - that's 50 computers for kids - and we're raising the entire amount via social media and crowdsourcing. Even $1 helps. So, hit the link. Donate. And then tell everybody about how awesome it was.

Second: Bookmark this page and follow us at @horngroup for the latest news on match-ups, competitors and special guests.

Third: Camp out on this page on December 16 for the links to your favorite DJ match-ups. We won't release that info until the day of, so you gotta be here to find out.


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