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What is Hack Day?

Join Yahoo! web experts for a week of learning, hacking and fun! You’ll hear interesting tech talks, hacking tips and lessons, and get hands-on coding workshops where you’ll work with cutting-edge technology.

The week’s events will culminate with our University Hack Day competition—a day-long festival of coding, camaraderie, demos, awards, food, music and jollity (it’s a real word, look it up). It’s not about perfect code, just your creativity, a cool idea and a working prototype. You’ll have access to tons of APIs and tools in the Yahoo! Developer Network (check out YQL, the YUI Library and Flickr just to name a few).

No rules or limitations - just show up and hack for your opportunity to win cool prizes, a spot in the gallery, street cred and the chance to represent your school at the University Hack Showdown. This is your shot to develop something that will revolutionize the industry, make the world a better place or at least make the judges laugh (trust us, that goes a long way!). See you there!

Ready to Rock?

HACK U

  • Overview

    What is this Hack... Day? Competition overview, special categories and prize info

  • Pictures and Video

    Upload and view photos from your university's Hack Day and check out special videos

  • Past Hack Days

    Back to the future! Check out HackU from days of yore

  • Rules

    Rules were made to be broken, except for these ones.

  • Contact

    Questions? Comments? How's our driving?