INDIA'S YAHOO! HACK EVENT TO BE HELD ON JULY 13

12 Jul 2013 11:19

NEW DELHI, July 8 (Bernama) -- Programmers, developers and designers from across the industry and students from top technical universities in India will gather at Hyderabad for a two-day hacking event this weekend.

Over 1,000 developers from across 20 states will participate in the sixth edition of "Yahoo! Hack India" from July 13 to 14, when 250 best hackers chosen after an entry-level coding challenge will meet.

"The hackers will take part in the two-day event which will have a series of technical workshops followed by a nonstop 24-hour coding Hackathon this weekend," Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted a statement as saying.

For the first time, Yahoo! Hack India is being organised in cyber city Hyderabad, capital of southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This will be Yahoo!'s first hack event in India hosted outside India's Karnataka state capital city Bangalore, where Yahoo! has its second largest research and development centre.

Due to overwhelming response from developers across India in the last five years, Yahoo! has decided to expand the hack events to cover more Indian cities over the next few years.

"Hackers team up to turn their ideas into a working prototype, or hack, as it's called in just 24 hours.

"It gives developers a chance to work together and build applications and product ideas from scratch using market-leading technologies from Yahoo! and other technologies to develop something cool that can potentially solve a real-world problem that impacts Internet users," the statement said. The two-day event involves a hacking competition using a great collection of new web tools, services and APIs (Application Programmable Interface) as well as data from around the web. Yahoo! Open Hack was started as an internal event in 2006 at Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, U.S. aimed at bringing Yahoo! developers together. It has since been hosted in seven countries with representation from over 30 countries. The first Open Hack in India was hosted in 2007 and participated by 180 developers from in and around Bangalore.

--BERNAMA

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