Yes! After creating waves in Bangalore, Yahoo Hack India is coming to the city of pearl with its sixth edition. Just recently, Yahoo! announced its arrival to Hyderabad, where it is hoping to find 250 hackers after an entry-level coding challenge.
Yahoo is looking for programmers, developers, and designers from this industry who will participate in a 48-hour workshop followed by a 24-hour coding Hackathon. On this occasion, Hari Vasudev, VP, and Head, Yahoo India R&D, said he hopes to find the same enthusiasm and passion in the Hyderabadi hackers as elsewhere because the city has world-class tech talent with a highly engaged developer community.
They are not just hoping for the best without giving the best. Yahoo will provide participants with the best technologies and tools to help them reach their goals. These also include Yahoo’s YUI1, YOL2, Mojito3, geolocation, and Flickr APIs. These will be the foundation for all the creations of the newcomers.
Yahoo has also announced partnerships with tech companies and start-ups to showcase APIs to the developer community in India. The participants will be allowed to build prototypes using these technologies, reviewed at the end of the 24 hours.
Now let’s turn to the origin of Yahoo Hack India. Starting in 2007, it was attended by as many as 180 people from in and around Bangalore. As time passed by, the number of people only increased.
When Yahoo Hack India entered its second year, it had an attendance of more than 800 hackers from all parts of the country. With so much effort being put by Yahoo, I hope the Hyderabadi youth doesn’t disappoint them. What do you think will be the response?