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 was held in London in 2009 and 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 Internet.
We will be fueling your creativity with a variety of Yahoo! technologies and APIs, including YUI, YQL, OpenMail?, 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 and watered and be your host in the most wonderful of venues that Easter Europe has to offer. 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 nice presentation on Hacking 101 by Chris Heilmann (http://www.slideshare.net/cheilmann/hacking-for-innovation-delhi-presentation) or check out Ricky Montalvo's Hackumentary (http://vimeo.com/5598914)
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 be considered for participation 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 http://www.developer.yahoo.com , 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.
Please register here: http://openhackeu2011.eventbrite.com/
Added by anilkp on March 14, 2011