Hack India: Hyderabad — It’s a Wrap!

Hack India: Hyderabad — It’s a Wrap!

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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…

  • Join us at the next San Francisco PHP Meetup for an exploration of Yahoo's developer tools and services and learn how to leverage Yahoo's platforms and scalability to build your next application. We will examine the components that make up Yahoo!'s open stack: developer tools (YUI), data APIs (YQL, BOSS), social APIs, and the application platform (YAP).

    • What is the Yahoo! Open Stack?
    • Developer Tools - YUI, Design Patterns, Tutorials
    • Data APIs - YQL, BOSS ...
    • Social APIs - Profiles, Connections, Updates, ...
    • YOS SDK for PHP
    • Building an open application with PHP and YOS

    6:30 - 7:00 -- Doors open/general socializing & food
    7:00 - 7:15 -- Intro talk TBD
    7:30 - 8:30 -- Main presentation by Dustin Whittle on the Yahoo! Open Stack
    8:30 - 9:00 -- Main presentation Q&A
    9:00 - 10:00 -- General discussion/Q&A/networking/etc.
    10:00ish -- end of group

    If you plan on attending, please register for the meetup. Food and drinks will be served!

    When: April 2, 2009 @ 6:30pm



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  • Watercooler provides an extensive network of online fan communities around sports and TV entertainment with over 30 million connected to its FanSection™ and TVLoop™ online communities. Watercooler CEO Kevin Chou provides an overview of the technology and strategy that makes the company a top player among social networking app developers:

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  • My goal for HackU was to do cool things with maps the hard way. I knew I could do something with maps online. I knew I could access YQL XML through PHP and Python. I knew I could make something interesting with normal Web technologies. For those reasons I specifically ignored normal Web technologies and decided that I would do all of that and more on an iPhone. And that is where my journey began.

    It was Wednesday night. I had just heard talks from the creators of SearchMonkey and PHP. I had heard about Where On Earth (WOE) IDs, YQL, and various other Yahoo! APIs. Now I just needed to figure out what in the world I was going to do with it all.

    Points of WOEI came into the event with my first set of goals: get a a native map with Yahoo! tiles working on my iPhone, then proceed to figure out WOEIDs. The first was non-trivial but I had been working on an open source mapping library for the iPhone, Route-Me, for the past few months which allowed me to simply write up a way to access the tiles. The next

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  • My wife is from Michigan so this wasn't the first time I'd been to Ann Arbor. Last week was the most geeky (and interesting) trip thus far. I spent almost the whole of last week in Ann Arbor (A2), meeting local A2 geeks and students at the University of Michigan. It was great to see such a vibrant tech community.

    Coffee House Coders at work on FlickrI spent quite a bit of time hanging out with the A2Geeks and the Coffee House Coders, who have a lot going on, from start-ups like Zattoo and Hab.la to weekly coffee shop hack meets. I was thoroughly impressed with the people I met and the ideas they were working on. Startup innovation is alive and well beyond the Silicon Valley.

    Hack-U itself was, as always, a little slice of hacking heaven. Four of us Yahoos gave a total of seven lectures to probably 400+ students. You can take a look at the slides for my 101 engineer class below. It's an introduction to accessibility and some ideas about how it applies to all engineering.

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    We also talked about Search Monkey and structured

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  • Sadaf Shahsahebi is a front end developer at Yahoo! working on the Yahoo! Application Platform. Sadaf uses tools like YUI, YSlow, YML, and Caja to design secure, high-performance web products. In this lightning talk, Sadaf shares about her path to engineering and her technical work as a front end engineer:

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  • When we first heard about Suw Charman-Anderson's initiative some months ago, Yahoo! Developer Network took the pledge to participate in Ada Lovelace day, "an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology." We just couldn't decide who we wanted to write about, so we posted three times today.

    Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, though her passions centered more on mathematics than poetry. She wrote the first computer program for programming pioneer Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. He called her the Enchantress of Numbers. She's lent her name to a programming language, has appeared as character or muse in various fictional works, and remains a role model for many geek girls.


    Image credit: The Ada Picture Gallery

    For this final Ada Lovelace Day post, Kirti Velankar, a senior software engineer, and infrastructure lead for Yahoo!'s Women In Tech group, chose to spotlight our new CEO, Carol Bartz, a woman at the forefront of

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  • Ada Lovelace Day: Meet Maria Klawe

    In support of Ada Lovelace day, YDN has asked the President of Yahoo!'s Women In Tech Group, Karolina Buchner, to offer a tribute to an inspiring woman in technology.

    When attending the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference back in 2001, I first learned of Dr. Maria Klawe, and have been following her career since. As a fellow Canadian, I became a big fan.

    Since 2001, Maria Klawe has gone from Dean of Science at the University of British Columbia, to Dean of Engineering at Princeton, and now President of Harvey Mudd College. But Maria is so much more than a brainy academic -- in addition to contributing to research in the areas of theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, Maria also founded the Aphasia Project at Princeton, and focused her research on assistive technologies for people with cognitive deficits. She has also been involved in the women in tech community--helping to found CRA-W (the Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status

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  • Website performance is a growing challenge for web developers and designers. The net effect of features like rounded corners and rich Ajax integration is slower performance. At Web Directions North, performance guru and former Yahoo! engineer, Nicole Sullivan, shared some of the tools and techniques she developed and used to maximize performance for Yahoo! sites and applications.

    Whether you are a designer, developer, product or project manager, this session will help you improve the performance of your sites and applications:

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    ABOUT: A highly experienced web engineer, Nicole has until recently been responsible for international evangelism in the performance research team, whose role is to quantify and improve the performance of all Yahoo! products worldwide. This was a multifunctional leadership role which was equal parts engineering, research, project management, and evangelism. requiring solid communication

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  • Today is Ada Lovelace day and alongside a lot of other people I pledged to write a blog post about a woman in technology I admire.

    So here's my little post telling you people about my colleague Sophie Major:


    Photo credit: Gopal Vijayaraghavan

    Information Technology or IT is still quite a male dominated market. This is not necessarily because of prejudices but because of the fact that it is a game of geeks. It is really hard to find a woman that openly admits to being a geek though - most of the time it is mentioned as a hindrance to women having success in IT.

    This leads to a few female geeks in the trenches fighting the good fight and challenging their male counterparts but it becomes a borderline miracle to find a woman who happily admits to being a geek and at the same time reaching management level. This is not a only a gender issue - whilst IT is very much dependent on geeks there is no real HR infrastructure for someone to be technically focused and reaching all the way up the

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  • On a bright Monday morning some weeks back, I gave a talk on Pipes, YQL, and web development to a group of students in MS Ramiah Institute of Technology.

    After meeting the Head of the Computer Science Department and other senior professors, I was taken to the seminar hall. There were at least 100 people in the room. They were all students - undergraduates in the third and fourth years of their Engineering degree. I started off slightly skeptical about them being able to digest what I was going to feed them. But in the end I was happy with the outcome.

    Harsha giving his talk
    Photo credit: Santosh Prasad

    First, I spoke to them about web development and how it is not yet fully supported in universities in India.

    Then I spoke about Yahoo! Pipes. Most of them appreciated the beauty of Pipes and some of them had already started thinking of using Pipes in their projects. I did a quick demo; where the news about "Lok Sabha Elections 2009" was aggregated from various sources (news sites and search) and the data was

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