Yahoo! Open Hack India is 5
The Yahoo Developer Network is very excited and proud to announce the fifth Open Hack India event to be held in Bangalore, India on August 11-12 2012. This is the 5th Open Hack in India and we will celebrate the fact by making this the biggest and best Open Hack ever.
The first Open Hack in India was hosted way back in 2007. 180 developer and designers attended the event, mostly from the Bangalore area. Over the years, the event has grown in size and reputation. Last year we had around 4000 people interested in the event and 800 attended from around 20 different states.
For the 5th time, we hereby issue a call to action for developers and designers from all across India and Asia to come to Bangalore and participate in this most awesome of events!
Yahoo! will provide you with everything you need to have fun, be creative and productive, and impress your peers with what you can do with a computer and the wealth of technologies and data available on the Web.
We will be fueling your creativity with a variety of Yahoo! technologies and APIs, including YUI, YQL, Mojito, BOSS, Messenger, Flickr, and more. We will introduce you to lots of wonderful data sets that are ripe for mashup and visualization. We will keep you fed, watered and entertained for the duration of the event. All you need to bring is your creativity, your laptop, and your toothbrush.
As this is a celebration of the 5th Yahoo! Open Hack event in India, expect the unexpected and an event that you will remember for a long time to come.
As we expect a huge amount of interest for the event, the application form has some questions that are designed to pick the best developers and designers for the event. Please make sure you take the time to fill out the questions as best as you can.
What is Open Hack?
Our FREE event 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. As we expect some seasoned hackers to attend, we will have some advanced talks to really dive deep into our technologies. We will end the event on the second day with the hack demos plus bragging rights until the end of eternity or the next Hack Day, whichever comes first.
What do you need to know?
Everything you need to know about our open technology you can find on The Yahoo Developer Network at developer.yahoo.com , which also includes links to our latest open platforms. Once you have received a confirmation email from Anil Patel of your place at the event, you will be added to the pathable community site that has been set up for the event. This site will contain all the information you will need to attend and participate in the event. You will be sent an email from pathable once you have been added.
Where and When?
The event will be held on the weekend of the 11th-12th August at the Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Yeswanthpur:
Doors will open at 8:30am on Saturday 11th August with the first tech talk starting at 9:15am
You could hack individually or in groups but please sign-up individually.
There are 2 types of attendees’ registration choices:
Please only select one.
Tech Talks Ticket
This is for those who are interested in attending just 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. You will however be invited back to the hack demos on Sunday afternoon.
Whole Event Ticket
For those who are pure of heart, love hacking up new ideas, creative souls, free-birds, possess entrepreneurial passions, or just want to build something for world peace… for a 2 day overnight tech mayhem & hacking bliss session – including the Saturday Tech Presentations, hacking through the night, Sunday demos & judging & awards...
Book your place now! You will receive an email from eventbrite once you have registered to confirm we have recived your application. If you are chosen to attend the event, you will recieve and email from Anil Patel with the subjet title “Open Hack Day Confirmed”. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Open Hack India Query" in the subject line.
Check out the video below from the Yahoo! Open Hack India 2011 event.
Thanks and see you in August!
About The Yahoo! Developer Network
YDN’s mission is to inspire developers, accelerate Y! innovation and to be the daily go-to platform for developers globally, inside and outside of Yahoo!. We encourage developers to sample a buffet of the best technologies not only from Yahoo!, but from other major tool providers. This is to allow developers to innovate across multiple platforms and utilize a wide variety of technologies so together everyone can innovate and push the envelope of what's possible. Every month, more than 550,000 developers visit YDN to socialize, build and learn. Our community also hosts exciting large-scale events around the world, such as Open Hack (for all developers) and HackU's (for universities), where developers of all backgrounds are invited to collaborate through code and creativity in person. We look forward to having you join us!
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