We just wrapped up another great Hack U at IIT Kharagpur. Yahoos were out there from March 22nd to 25th. HackU kicked off on Thursday evening with an inauguration from Prof. Jayantha Mukhopadhya, IIT Kharagpur - Head, CSE Department. It was then followed by an introduction to hacking and tech talks on YQL, a front-end web primer, YUI, BOSS, geo technologies and PHP over two days.
Hacking officially began at 9 am on Saturday. Around 100 hackers stayed up all night producing some amazing hacks! Overall 40 ideas were submitted. On Sunday afternoon, Prof. Pabitra Mitra and Prof. Animesh Mukherjee joined us for judging. There were a number of impressive hacks which got our attention.
- YouPlayer by Kaushik, Anjani, Saurabh and Sumit: Play the music you like with YouPlayer. It automatically creates playlists for you based on your likes and interests. Recommended music and videos are played via the Yahoo! web player.
- RailConnect by Rahul, Subhro, Sanket and Amit: Find