Yahoo! Open Hack Day NYC, Oct 9-10, 2009

Yahoo! Open Hack Day NYC 2009Join us on October 9, 2009 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City for Yahoo! Open Hack Day NYC. Come to listen, learn, and meet, but mainly come to make. Your goal: in 24 hours hackmash something together for bragging rights and prizes. Speakers include Clay Shirky (NYU), Carrie Cronkey (, Dennis Crowley (foursquare), and Rasmus Lerdorf (inventor PHP). Register here. It’s free.

The 24-Hour Hackathon begins Friday afternoon. We encourage you to play around with Yahoo!’s Open Platforms and APIs like YAP, YQL, YUI, TVWidgets, our Social APIs, and more. And of course, feel free to use other APIs, developer tools and whatever software/hardware floats your boat…

At the end of the 24 hours, the hackers will have the chance to debut their hack and winners will be awarded with some enviable prizes…

And of course we will keep you well fed and hydrated throughout the two days. There will also be sleeping areas in case you want to take a nap.

Previous: the what and why of Open Hack.

2 thoughts on “Yahoo! Open Hack Day NYC, Oct 9-10, 2009”

  1. Reminds me of Woody Allen in Annie Hall:

    “Right now it’s only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea”

    From notion to spark-emitting prototype may indeed be the most difficult step involved in bringing a physical item to market. It sounds as if Open Hack is the programming equivalent of transitioning from a good idea to a good product.

    I wonder if the greatest advantage is the availability of advanced tools or simply the availablility of great minds for comments.

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