Yahoo! conducted a HackU at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras between September 15th and September 18th. The event was as hotly contested as the Chennai weather. Before we get to the meat of it, here are a few highlights:
- For the first time, we had two colleges competing for prizes. We had invited 30 students from the College of Engineering, Guindy to take part in the event along with the IIT Madras students. Thanks to IIT-Madras for allowing us to invite CEG and thanks to CEG for responding quickly to our invite.
- We had 30+ demos out of about 40 registered hacks, which is a record conversion rate for HackU.
- Almost all of the demos were complete and functional with hackers joyously showing off stuff that worked.
The IIT-Madras HackU got off to a perfect start with a healthy and
traditional lunch at
(thanks to Sudar for the recommendation).
The proceedings started off at 5 PM with a quick inauguration from