Yahoo! Korea MashUp Camp in Seoul

Question: Do you know what the biggest developer contest in Korea is? Answer: The Korea MashUp Contest.

The Korea MashUp Contest 2009 is a three-month long competition. Major internet corporations sponsor the event, including Yahoo! Korea.

As part of the ongoing program of events associated with the competition, over 30 developers participated in the Yahoo! MashUp camp held last week at Yahoo!'s office in Seoul, Korea. MashUp camp consisted of technical presentations, step-by-step tutorials, and practical coding missions.

Korean developers at MashUp camp
Photo credit: Jinho Jung

We enjoyed Yahoo! Pipes, Korea's local Gugi Map API and YUI Library sessions all day long.

Although some developers met Yahoo! Pipes for the first time at our camp, they became familiar with it in less than an hour.

Korean developers discover the joys of Yahoo! Pipes
Photo credit: Jinho Jung

It's always exciting for the Yahoo! Korea team to meet passionate developers and university students full of curiosity. I had a very worthwhile time at Yahoo!'s mashup event and I presented the participants with an interesting challenge to work on.

Korea MashUp contest is still in progress and I look forward to seeing some stunning MashUps at the final contest on February 28th.

Do you want to see the scene? Can't get enough? Check out my flickr photostream. And, you can find our presentations from Mashup camp on

Jinho Jung
YDN Korea