Open Hack India: Registration now open


Namaste! Open Hack India is back, and we’re excited to see what creative hacks the vibrant Indian developer community can come up with. This is the 13th Yahoo Open Hack event we’ve hosted globally and will be the 3rd one in Bengaluru. The event will be held on the weekend of July 24-25 at the The Taj Residency, Bengaluru.

Registration is now open.

We will have all the old favorites you have come to expect from an Open Hack event, but we also plan to shake things up a little with more content and some surprises.

What is Open Hack?

We are inviting over 300 developers to attend this free event, which will begin with a series of hack-related presentations from some of the Web’s most respected developers. We’ll then dive into 24 hours of hacking using a great collection of web tools, services, and APIs from the Yahoo! Developer Network, and other APIs and data from around the web.

We will end the event on the second day with the awards ceremony, which entitles winners to bragging rights until the end of eternity or the next Hack Day, whichever comes first.

As a Hacker Guru (see below), you will get a chance to play with our newest releases such as YQL, YUI3, YAP, Geo Technologies, and more.

Naturally, we plan to provide physical and mental sustenance throughout the two-day event.


Due to the limited size of the venue, we will be reviewing applications for attendance and giving preference to those we believe will best be able to contribute to the development of a hack at the event. You can hack individually or in groups, but please sign-up individually.

There are two types of registration choices:

  • Info Geek Those who are interested in attending the Technology Seminars and presentations on Saturday morning but not the main hack event. If you sign up here, you will be asked to leave after the tech talks end on Saturday.
  • Hacker Gurus Those who are pure of heart or creative souls, love hacking up new ideas, possess entrepreneurial passions, or just want to build something for world peace…or for an overnight tech-mayhem-and-hacking-bliss. It includes the Saturday tech presentations, hacking through the night, Sunday demos, and judging.

Book your place now! You know you want to. We will send Open Hack Day Confirmed emails by the first week of July to all the selected registrations applications.

What do you need to know?

Everything you need to know about our open technology you can find on the Yahoo! Developer Network, which includes links to our latest open platforms.

We will add you to the pbwork site we will set up for the Open Hack India event. This site will contain all the information you need for the event. The site will go live by beginning of July and if you are selected to attend, you will be added automatically.

If you have any questions, please email me with "Open Hack India" in the subject field.

Hacking 101

For newbies to hacking, Christian Heilmann offers the following helpful presentation on Hacking 101.