Hack India: Hyderabad — It’s a Wrap!

Hack India: Hyderabad — It’s a Wrap!

The energy at the 6th edition of Yahoo! Hack in India was electrifying as we counted down to the close of hacking at Yahoo! Hack Hyderabad, 2013. Over…

Internal Hackday Produces Record-Breaking 300 Hacks

Internal Hackday Produces Record-Breaking 300 Hacks

Yahoo! has been hosting internal Hackdays since 2005, and the traditio…

Demand is High for Yahoo! Hack India: Hyderabad

Demand is High for Yahoo! Hack India: Hyderabad

Photo credit to Reid Burke Since 2007, YDN has been hosting amazing Ha…

  • BOSS is the great new search API from Yahoo! that provides almost everything you need to add search capabilities to your application or website. However the simplicity and ease of use of BOSS can be deceptive. The seemingly basic API can be used creatively for many different types of applications. I wrote a quick hack a few weeks ago that creates a photo mosaic from images found using the BOSS image search. This time I'll explain how to use BOSS to create an API library from a website that uses microformats.

    Sau Sheong Chang
    Engineering Director, Yahoo! Southeast Asia

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  • What would technical Yahoos talk about at a conference? Well, we recently held the first Tech Pulse conference in San Jose, an internal event where technologists from all corners of Yahoo! came together to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and learn about new tech research, development, and implementations across the company.

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  • On Sept. 12th. Yahoo! opened it's doors to over 300 hackers and gave them access to it's existing API's and some previews of new Y! Open Strategy technologies.

    The "hackumentary" follows hackers throughout the Open Hack Day at Yahoo!. We chronicle the entire event and it's attendees as they race to hack on Yahoo's API's for the ultimate hack challenge, all in less than 24hrs.

    The hackumentary will be shown in full HD, so keep checking back for details on the release.
    Download in HD!

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  • Jammin in Atlanta

    Last weekend an illustruous group of known designers and developers came to Atlanta, Georgia to share their ideas and give direct feedback to the audience. The Webmaster Jam Session or short WJS organized by Coffeecup software is a refreshingly different conference that allows to reach attendees you don't normally see at other conferences.

    Webmaster Jam Session Atlanta 2008

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  • Gugi Map Day Comes to Seoul

    Yahoo! Korea Gugi Map Day took place on September 23 at the COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul. More than 220 developers and bloggers attended, eager for an introduction to Yahoo!'s open strategy. They came to learn more about the global popularity of map mashups, and how they could now participate through the use of local and traffic APIs, newly launched from Y! Korea, along with Yahoo! Maps and Yahoo! Local features for the iPhone. The Map Day also included a draw for prize giveaways -- one lucky winner went home with a notebook bag, another won an iPod Touch!

    The conference included six presentations about maps on the Web. My talk was about map mashups and the use of public information to create interesting data visualizations via mashups. I was rated most popular speaker of the day. The secret of my success -- I think it was the screencast demo. Instead of doing a live demo, I prepared a high-quality screencast video. It’s not easy to make a helpful screencast in a short time,

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  • We were sent this video by some developers who were invited to Open Hack Day, meet Gavin, Andrei and Harish. They made a video chronicling their first Open Hack Day experience. Watch their video here:

    Gavin Bong Chun Jin is a 38-year old Malaysian software consultant that resides in Petaling Jaya, a Malaysian city at the edge of the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. This graduate from Australia’s Monash University is currently employed at Jayway Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a software consulting firm.

    Andrei Marinduque Navarro hails from the Philippines where he is currently residing at Antipolo City. This 23-year old senior technology developer/software engineer graduated from Ateneo de Manila University. Since then, he has worked in several other Philippines-based technology companies such as FBM Software/Wablet, Expitrans Phil Inc and Halo Nine software.

    Harish Venkata Mallipeddi is a 22-year old software engineer from Singapore. This National University of Singapore graduate is currently

    Read More »from Journey to the West: A Developer’s Tale
  • Taiwan Open Hack Day

    Taiwan hacks open style.

    From the opening band to the enthusiastic prize-giving, Taiwan Open Hack Day 2008 was full of energy. The hacking began even before the opening ceremony was underway, and co-founder David Filo and Rose Tsou, Managing Director of our Asia Region, kicked off the event by throwing a big yellow ball into the audience. Watch the highlights here:

    Held in the Taipei Youth Recreation Center on September 20 -21, 41 teams participated to create a total of 180 hacks.

  • This is the last in a series of articles reporting on Flash on the Beach, one of Europe's premier Flash conferences held in Brighton, UK. Since there are a tonne of sessions I'm only going to pick out my personal highlights, but you can always check the Flash on the Beach for more information on the other sessions.

    On the train down to Brighton this morning I was considerably more bleary-eyed than yesterday, which may or may not have something to do with playing Call of Duty 4 until midnight last night. Consequently I was up late and didn't get time for my ritual cup of tea or to grab any breakfast, so my sleep-filled train journey was punctuated by dreams of pancakes, waffles and muffins. Having arrived in Brighton and sated my caffeine thirst and hunger thanks to the Millies Cookies stand at the station, I headed to the dome for one last day of inspiration and learning by the sea.

    Rob Bateman: Finding Away3D

    I was spoilt for choice on the first session of

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  • Editor's note: I've been asked to lead with a special thanks to IMPACT consulting group who helped plan, promote, and organize the Waterloo events and Professor Bill Bishop, who served as a guest judge. Also a shout-out to Yahoo! Canada, and the developers who came out in force from the Toronto office, including Ambles Kwok, an occasional YDN blogger, who also helped out as a judge.

    The Waterloo University Hack Day has finished. We had a glorious 24 hours of hacking where Search Monkey tech lead Paul Tarjan, and I helped students with CSS, BluePrint, BOSS, YUI, PHP, Java, SearchMonkey, XSLT, SQL, and lots of Javascript questions. We hacked alongside the students, making a webpage(1) which shows all your open socket connections on a map. See the links section at the bottom of this post for links to most of the hacks mentioned.

    The real stars were the students. Many of the teams lasted the full 24 hours. We camped out in the lounge on the 3rd floor of the Math building. Pasta for

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  • The last three days had about 300 developers come to Boston, MA to listen to an impressive array of speakers about everything JavaScript and Ajax related. The Ajax experience conference had the who's who of JavaScript world available for Q&A: Brendan Eich, inventor of the language, Douglas Crockford, spokesman for the "Good parts of JavaScript", John Resig from jQuery, Andrew Dupont of Prototype and Dylan Schiemann of Dojo to name but a few.

    The Ajax Experience Browser incompatibility panel

    When the organizers asked me to come around and speak about something YUI related I was very flattered and happy to take the 6 hour hop from London to Boston. In terms of weather there is no difference between the two anyways.

    I managed to sneak into the 'Top 10 Cross-Browser Issues' keynote panel moderated by Peter-Paul Koch of Quirksmode.org on day one to represent YUI together with the other experts of jQuery, Dojo and Prototype. Despite the four of us looking like we're candidates on the dating game there was a lot of consent on the panel and

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