The 2010 Fall season of Hack U brought Yahoo! Web gurus and hack enthusiasts to seven universities (five in the US and two in India): Carnegie Mellon University; Cornell University; Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; Indian Institute of Technology, Madras;
University of California, Berkeley; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and University of Michigan.
With this program, Yahoo! is looking to prepare the next generation of Web programmers for the future. "Theyll be the ones shaping our digital lives for the next decade," said Eric Wu, internal Hack leader. "Its important that students have the opportunity to learn about real-world problems and technology from industry partners. At Yahoo!, hacking is a huge part of our company culture, and we love bringing that type of excitement to university campuses around the world."
The winners from all campuses will fly to Sunnyvale, California, in early 2011 to compete in the Open Hack contest, where theyll battle it out for street cred, cool prizes, and the opportunity to get their hack noticed by Web industry judges, including venture capitalists, Web entrepreneurs, Yahoo! executives, and technology gurus.
The Hack U team will kick off the Spring 2011 Hack U season in February with visits to Georgia Tech; the University of Texas, Austin; the University of California, San Diego; and University of Washington.
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