Yahoo Open Hackday: Awesome Event!!!!

In this post, I am only talking about the event, my experience and in the next post follows the actual details of the hack!!!! 

I started from my place at 13.00pm, reached Taj Residency @MG Road.

Went upstairs, and Met Joe Arnold, I met him during D-Camp as well. Bhosky was already there. Vibhash, Prashant Mishra, Shourya Sarcar, Yousuf, Bala, Alagu were all there.

Finally around 15:30pm it all started with talks from Chirstian Heilman, Shivku and other folks.

At 1700pm the Hackday began and everyone started working on their hacks.

We formed a team, Me, Bala, Vibhash and Yousuf and after a lot of brainstroming, we decided to work on Yahoo Search Mashup!!!!
<wink>The details follow in next post, with code and demo 🙂 </wink>

We@ Workingworking.jpgwith_heilman.jpgwith_bharat.jpg

While the hack, we even had fun on the IRC Channel. Ventat from Y! even helped us with Y! Answers API.

The arrangements were just perfect from wireless setups to bean bags to coffee to food to drinks to video games to just everything.

During break session, I even met Sidu and we shared some thoughts on Start-ups, Entrepreneurship etc etc. It was informative.

I got even chance to speak to Mr.Bharat Vijay, the man who started Yahoo India operations 🙂

We had to present our hack in 90 seconds, and everyone showcased the stuff they worked on. I must admit, every idea was brilliant, lot of thought process and hard work behind it. The best part was that everyone present were awake for more than 24 straight hrs and still charged!!!! Amazing, thanks to tons of cofee and Red Bull

We didnt get any prize , but some people appreciated the efforts. We were happy about it 🙂

During Dinner, I even got a chance to speak to Yahoo’s Co-founder David Fil0. Yusuf quickly catched the moment in the camera. Even, got a snap with Chirstian Heilman as well.

Finally, when the time came to say goodbye, we all got a bean bag from Yahoo as well.

The best part was the gathering of some many talented people under one roof, you interact, you learn so many things and the energy was just flowing all around!!!!

I will soon be updating the post with pictures as well. Next post is abt the Yahoo Search Mash-up we have hacked!!!! So stay tuned.

For complete coverage:
1. Loads of Flickr images
2. List of Winners
3. Developer Network post

One of the best weekend, I have ever spent in my life. Thanks to all the folks at Yahoo!!!!


PS: Photo courtesy from hackers who have uploaded in Flickr.


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I am Sridhar, a matured nut, on this planet with water, air and love ;)

5 responses to “Yahoo Open Hackday: Awesome Event!!!!”

  1. Himanshu Sheth says :

    I regret not being a hacker (: I had all plans of coming for the HackDay but could not make it..

    Tell us more about your hack and I am sure it would be interesting.

    -Himanshu Sheth

  2. srinix says :


    Yup sure…the hack details follows 🙂


  3. Nova says :

    wow! looks like awesome fun!!! Bean bag on the return… whoa!!! Now thats hospitality 😉

    I am sure u guys were treated as royals 😀

    Awesum fun!!! Njooiiiiiiiiii

  4. Nova says :

    Arre what happened?? U gone for almost 10 days… write more stuff buddy 🙂

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