Blog Posts by Anshu Prateek

  • Yahoo! HackU @ IIT Delhi Rocked

    Yahoo! HackU @ IIT Delhi

    The third edition of HackU @ IIT Delhi was held from August 16th to 19th, 2012. And as you might expect from a hackathon, it was full of the thrills and rushes involved with hacking up your ideas in a 24-hour window. Over 250 students participated with some students coming over from IIT Roorkee. The ACM chapter @ IIT Delhi pitched in and contributed much.

    The event was kicked off with a very enticing keynote from Amit Dayal, VP, Yahoo! Commerce. The keynote presented various ideas the students could hack upon while solving various problems. The inaugural note by Prof. S.N.Singh gave the students more exercise for their grey cells on how they could come up with solutions for problems that mankind faces daily.

    After these two impressive talks, it was time for the specifically practical hack talks. The series started with the talk on Hacking 101. This was followed by talks on various Yahoo! technologies including YQL, YUI, BOSS, Geo, Semantic Web and Answers, along with talks on the

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