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Yahoo's Open Hack event is back in town

DNA | Last Modified - Jul 22, 2011, 03:28 AM IST

Yahoo's Open Hack event is back in town
  • Yahoo's Open Hack event is back in town
    Yahoo's Open Hack event is back in town

    Bangalore: It's time for yet another Open Hack event in the city. The two-day event will be conducted on July 30 and 31 by Yahoo India Research and Development (R&D).

    The event will involve 24 hours of hacking using a collection of new web tools, services and APIs from the Yahoo Developer Network (YDN), as well as data from around the web. It will start off with a series of hack-related presentations, followed by a non-stop 24-hour hacking session at Hotel Lalit Ashok. Over 800 developers are expected to take part in the event.

    What started as an in-house event in 2006 in Yahoo's Sunny Vale-California office has grown into a much-awaited global event among developers. In its fourth year in India, the number of participants has steadily increased, as Open Hack events provide a platform for the developer community to build applications and product ideas from the scratch using market-leading technologies from Yahoo as well as other companies.

    "As a premier digital media company, it is critical for us to nurture a vibrant developer ecosystem. Over the years, Yahoo's Open Hacks have turned into a calendar event for the tech community. We take inspiration from the overwhelming response it has received this year too," said Shouvick Mukherjee, VP and CEO, Yahoo India R&D.

    On day two, Yahoo will host its second 'Innovation Conference'. The theme of this year's conference is 'Winning in India - Changing the Game'.

    It will include panel discussions on critical topics, such as mobile and tablet experiences, social entrepreneurship, emerging content consumption patterns, and e-commerce and deals space in India.

    The entries will be judged on July 31, and the best entries will be invited to attend the 'Hack All Stars,' an event that is scheduled to take place on September 13 and 14 in New York, USA.

    This event will bring together all the winners of Yahoo's recent Open Hacks and HackU (University hack events) for a grand final Hackathon.

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