Brasilian developers, start your engines! Its time again to show off your developer skills at our second Yahoo! Open Hack Day held in São Paulo, Brasil on 20 and 21 March 2010.
This event is the Brasilian version of the already traditional Yahoo! Open Hack Day held in Sunnyvale Campus and other editions in London, Bangalore, New York, and Djakarta. The last Open Hack Brasil in November 2008 was a huge success, with approximately 200 attendees and lots of very cool hacks!
It will be 24 hours non-stop of hacking, learning, fun and the chance to meet fellow hackers from around the region. Yes, 24 hours. But don't worry, we will have food, beverages, and everything you will need to be comfortable, happy and unleash your creativity! There will also be sleeping areas in case you want to take a nap.
In our last Hack Day in Sao Paolo, we had amazing hacks, from mobile applications to hardware hacks. For instance, the winners of the "What the Hack" category used Python, Flickr, Twitter, and open source hardware to build a circuit board with LEDs that flickered more or less intensely depending on how many people tagged photos on Flickr with the official hack day tag.
We also had a very creative non-code hack that made us create a new category - the "Using the environment" hack:
This is the Hack Day spirit!
Join us in creating new applications on top of Yahoo!'s open platforms like YQL, YAP, Meme, YUI3, Pipes, and Flickr. Of course, feel free to use any other open developer tools you like. The best hacks will be recognized with awards, and hackers will win bragging rights until the end of eternity or the next Hack Day, whichever comes first.
While wed love to have everyone there for the festivities, we do have space limitations at the venue, so book your place now at http://hackday.com.br (in Portuguese)! If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hacking season is now open in Brasil!