This weekend we were in Sao Paulo, Brazil to have about 400 hackers deliver 30 hacks on the first South American Open Hack Day. Further to Erik's general thoughts on the Open Hack Day (more to follow) here's a quick overview about the BOSS related happenings.
With the idea of promoting the Yahoo Open Strategy the Yahoo speakers present (Erik Eldridge, Zach Graves and me) agreed to concentrate each on one of the components of YOS. I got the task to introduce BOSS to the hack crowd and took the obvious route by explaining how to use it to find donkeys on the web:
I've seen the library used in several hacks (including the winning hack for the BOSS category) which made me very happy. It is nice to make things easier for people.
Infected by the hack spirit of the event I also decided to have a bit of pointless fun with the API and created Yahoo! Fight!, a site to compare the amount of search results for two different terms.
So, why not have a go at hacking together some BOSS-based products yourself?
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