Yahoo To Celebrate Hack Day
Attendees of the first public Hack Day at Yahoo can learn a variety of developer tricks including some on Search.
Mark those calendars for Yahoo's Hack Day event, taking place September 29th - 30th. Yahoo's Rasmus Lerdorf posted about the festivities at the Yahoo Search Blog:
Once the workshop wraps up, the joyous hacking commences:
What better way to create a hack involving Flickr than to work with one of the Flickr engineers? Or if you have trouble getting a certain neat CSS hack to work, grab Matt. PHP not cooperating? I can probably figure it out. There will be a critical mass of resources to solve just about any web hack problem.
Lerdorf is being modest about his PHP skills. He created PHP and worked on later versions of the popular web scripting language.
Chad Dickerson, who runs the Yahoo Developer Network, called this forthcoming Hack Day, "A big free festival of hacking, camping (the real tent kind), music, and good times." He listed some other details about Hack Day on the event's Upcoming page:
At this point we ask that you simply sign up and express your interest. Based on response, we'll figure out a way to be inclusive as possible (modulo space and logistical constraints.) We do ask that you sign up (versus just crashing the party) so that we can plan accurately, print out your name badges, etc. Hackers/builders will get priority -- as they should!
Entertainment has been planned, and Hack Day will have a number of guest speakers present. Most notably, TechCrunch blogger Michael Arrington will preside over the event. TechCrunch's popularity will make him a magnet for attention along with all the other hacking fun during Hack Day.
Tags: Yahoo, Hack Day, Rasmus Lerdorf
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