Open Hack Day Southeast Asia, and more!

On November 21, 2009 we kicked off Yahoo's! first ever Open Hack in Southeast Asia. We held this inaugural event in Jakarta, and since this event, I have had numerous trips to Jakarta and decided it was time to summarize some of this activity. For an event recap including the list of winners go here.

YDN Indonesia

One of the things we realized since Open Hack Day, was that we needed a way to stay in contact with Indonesian developers. Our Facebook page, for YDN Indonesia, will list all our events for the region. Please join and feel free to add any suggestions on the page. Two events we're planning now, are still tentative, but we'd love your feedback. We know we want to have an event as soon as the new IDC is opened. And, Barcamp Indonesia is coming up as well, but there is not a date set. We'll keep you posted on both events.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about developer activities in Indonesia or Asia Pacific region please leave a comment on this post, or on the Facebook page, and I will follow up with you ASAP.


Open Hack Day gave us an opportunity to build relationships with a variety of partners. Below are a few integrations that might interest you.


Kaskus is the largest Indonesian community site and recently implemented the Yahoo! login and will be working with us to integrate Yahoo! Updates into their commenting system. Thanks to the Kaskus team for working making it happen and congratulations on your astronomic growth!


Urbanesia is a lifestyle and city directory for Jakarta. We meet them at Open Hack Day and their team have been implementing tons of stuff from Yahoo!. They've already integrated Yahoo! login and SearchMonkey, and they are one of the first partners in Indonesia to expose their interfaces via YQL! We are excited to work with Urbanesia to extend their platform via YQL and hope it is a leading example for other partners in Indonesia.


Koprol presented at Open Hack Day, and at the time had already implemented the Yahoo! login and FireEagle. Now, they are focusing on adding Yahoo! Updates, Mim (Meme) support, and a YAP app. For the latest on Koprol check their blog.

If you are a partner or website in Indonesia and would like to alert us to your integration work with Yahoo! please leave a comment on this post and we will get back to you.

Thanks for supporting Yahoo! in Indonesia and stay tuned for more events!

Michael Smith Jr.
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