Yahoo! & BBC Take Hack Day To London

Yahoo! Open Hack Day Logo [modified colors]Last September, Yahoo! arranged an event called Open Hack Day at Yahoo!’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.  The turnout was great.  Attendees used Yahoo! technologies and APIs to come up with their own applications.  Music was provided by pop artist, Beck.  TechCrunch founder, Michael Arrington judged the applications created by the attendees.

Although I was not able to attend the event myself, my friend Mo Kakwan won the award of Best Schtick for using a picture of Patrick Stewart on his Flickr.  The full story on that is available at:
Mo also made a video of his experience at Hack Day below:

The Hack Day event in London will take place at Alexandra Palace on June 16th and 17th.  Five hundred developers will be invited and there will also be a musical guest.  The event is sponsored by Yahoo! Developers Network and BBC Backstage. 

Sign-up forms are available at:

There is some additional information on Matt McAlister’s blog post:

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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