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…

  • I'm happy to announce that Yahoo!'s Cody Simms will be participating on a panel about The Future of App Stores at Paypal's X Innovate 2009 conference. The Yahoo! Application Platform is an important part of what we are working on here at YDN and we are excited to be working with the rest of the industry to push the boundaries. X Innovate is PayPal’s new developer conference and will take place in San Francisco Nov 3-4.

    Cody Simms joined Yahoo! in 2005 and is currently Senior Director of Product Management for the Yahoo! Open Strategy, which includes all of Yahoo!’s user generated content platforms, social platforms, and open application platform efforts.  Before Yahoo!, Cody held product management positions at The New York Times, Sprint PCS, and NBC Internet.

    Our friends over at Paypal are really excited about X Innovate and so are we! This is what they had to say about the conference:

    PayPal Innovate X 2009 is the one place where you can learn how to capitalize on PayPal’s

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  • Having an API into your data is a very cool idea. It allows third parties to use your information and embed it into their products, thus improving their products and allowing you at the same time to reach their users. Everybody wins. When a technology company provides an API, it creates an opportunity to see what external developers can do with your data. This brings innovation to your company from the outside and allows you to spot talent to hire. As one of the trailblazers of the open data and API world, Yahoo understands the value of open APIs; over the last few years we've seen more and more tech companies follow suit.

    It is quite interesting to see that the idea of API and mashup competitions is moving beyond technology companies into other arenas. The latest surprise for us was to hear that the London Science Museum is publishing an API this weekend and running a mashup competition. We've caught up with Mia Ridge of the Science Museum to tell us about that.

    CH: Hello, Mia.

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  • Sorry

    All,

    I wanted to acknowledge the public reaction generated by the images of female dancers at our Taiwan Open Hack Day this past weekend. Our hack events are designed to give developers an opportunity to learn about our APIs and technologies. As many folks have rightly pointed out, the “Hack Girls” aspect of our Taiwan Hack Day is not reflective of that spirit or purpose. And it’s certainly not the message we want to send about our values here at Yahoo!. Hack Days are about making everyone feel welcome, including women coders and technologists.

    This incident is regrettable and we apologize to anyone that we have offended. Rest assured, it won’t happen again.

    Best,

    Chris Yeh
    Head of YDN

    twitter: @ydn
    email: cyeh at yahoo-inc dot com

  • I've spent the last few days in Prague/Czech Republic attending the Web Expo conference and visiting the Czech Technical University to talk about accessibility of rich interfaces.

    Webexpo Prague by  you.Webexpo Prague by  you.

    The WebExpo organisers invited me to give a talk outlining the opportunity we have as developers these days of not reinventing the wheel, but instead being able to create working, accessible and rich web experiences with frameworks and pre-made building blocks. The presentation, entitled "How being cleverly lazy makes you a better developer" is available on SlideShare:

    There is also an audio recording of the talk available on archive.org: Being cleverly lazy - 36MB MP3.

    If you want more detailed notes, check out my blog for the write-up.

    My visit to the university was quite interesting as the work there is an intriguing mix of usability and accessibility research and technical development. One of their upcoming projects is to help make the ExtJS and Java Server Faces frameworks more

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  • 2009 Taiwan Hack Day

    Dessert first: Here are the winners!

    • Golden Award: “Location Plus” by Happy Summer. A location-aware Java app which used many Yahoo! APIs to return a "hot topics" on places in Taiwan
    • Honorable Mention 1: “Hacking the Router” by Y2D. This hack inserts a discrete toolbar into all web pages, via a D-Link router, and also enables photo upload to Wretch and directly to a digital photo-frame.
    • Honorable Mention 2: “Wretch Babe Bomber” by Jiu-bao Digital Poultry Co., Ltd. This also won the "Hacker's Choice" award
    • Best Wretch Hack: “My Social Photos” by MPCLab
    • Search Hack: “isGoodJob” by TaipeiDev
    • Connected TV award: “WeeePhoto - phototrading in flickr”
    • Best Mail Hack: YA! Mail by We are Hiiiro
    • Judges Special Award: YusReader by Cloud Online
    • Judges Special Award: yikipedia.net by d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e
    • Judges Special Award: Talkative by b94

    This was our second visit to Taiwan, and we were really looking forward to coming back to see the passionate Taiwanese developers.

    This

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  • Open Hack NYC: Hack Awards



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  • Part 4 of 4: The hacks at Open Hack NYC were some of the best we've ever seen. You can check out the quality and depth of hacking that was on display in the hack demo video below. See how hacks like the del.icio.us cake, peanut butter makerbot, food widget on Connected TV, and insider trading tracker were made in less than 24 hours.

    Long live HACK!

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  • Part 3 of 4: The hacks at Open Hack NYC were some of the best we've ever seen. You can check out the quality and depth of hacking that was on display in the hack demo video below. See how hacks like the del.icio.us cake, peanut butter makerbot, food widget on Connected TV, and insider trading tracker were made in less than 24 hours.

    Long live HACK!

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  • Part 2 of 4: The hacks at Open Hack NYC were some of the best we've ever seen. You can check out the quality and depth of hacking that was on display in the hack demo video below. See how hacks like the del.icio.us cake, peanut butter makerbot, food widget on Connected TV, and insider trading tracker were made in less than 24 hours.

    Long live HACK!

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  • HackU pwned Open Hack NYC

    As many students already know, we hosted HackU at 9 universities last year. What many don't know, is that we flew all the winners to New York, and put them up in a swanky hotel to compete in the New York Open Hack Day.

    Open Hack NYC Winners

    And the results completely blew us away.

    Over 1/2 of the winners were HackU students. Over half!

    Among the 44 hacks submitted, there were 11 winners, and 6 were student hack teams!! The judges didn't know which submissions were from whom, and these student hacks stood out on their own merit.

    I'd like to congratulate the 6 student groups that won :

    • Waterloo - Best Overall – InsiderTrade.org : You can sign up for instant alerts about insider trades for the various stocks you follow. It’s live – try it insidertrade.org.
    • CMU - Best Overall, Runner up – TVitter : If you’re a Mystery Science Theater 300 fan, you’ll love this one. The team hacked our Connected TV widget to produce an app that lets people watch TV together and throw out comments that others can see.
    • U
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