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Yahoo! Open Hack Europe - Bucharest

Yahoo! Developer Network

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EEST)

Yahoo! Open Hack Europe - Bucharest

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Hacker   more info Ended Free  
Tech Talks Attendee   more info Ended Free  

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Calling all Hackers! 

The Yahoo Developer Network is excited to announce Open Hack Europe 2011, to be held on the 14th and 15th of May in Bucharest, Romania. This event will mark the 3rd Open Hack in Europe and Yahoo!'s 14th Global Open Hack event.

The last European Open Hack held in London in 2009 was a huge success with over 350 developers and designers hacking into the wee hours and producing 61 fantastic technology hacks. Bucharest will be the first Open Hack in mainland Europe and we plan to make it our best yet!

We hereby issue a call to action for developers and designers from all across Europe to come to Bucharest 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, Flickr, Updates, Answers, 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.

What is Open Hack?

Firstly, what is hacking? For newbies to hacking here is a great introduction on
Hacking 101 by Chris Heilmann or check out Ricky Montalvo's Hackumentary.

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. 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.

If you’d like to attend the event, then please register here. 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 design or development of a hack at the event. You could be hacking individually or in groups but please sign-up individually.

What do you need to know?

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

Once you have received confirmation of your place at the event, you will be added to the pbworks 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. The pbworks site will go live by the 18th March and you will be sent the url in your confirmation email.

Where and When?

The event will be held on the weekend of the 14th-15th May at the Crystal Palace Ballrooms, Bucharest, Romania.

Other Info

You could hack individually or in groups but please sign-up individually.

There are 2 types of attendees’ registration choices:

  Tech Talks Ticket

  • For 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. You will however be invited back to the hack demos on Sunday afternoon. 

Hacker 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 & prizes...

Book your place now! You know you want to. 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 design and development of a hack at the event. We will send “Open Hack Day Confirmed” emails within a week of your registration and before 6th May to all lucky hackers.

If you have any questions, please email
 with "Open Hack Europe Query" in the subject line.

Watch a previous EU Open Hack Event Video (*popup)

Thanks and see you in May!

YDN would like to thank the following companies and organisations for their help in making this event possible:




Tech Soup Romania





Have questions about Yahoo! Open Hack Europe - Bucharest? Contact Yahoo! Developer Network

When & Where

Kumara Krupa High Grounds
Karnataka, 560001

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EEST)

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Yahoo! Developer Network

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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