Yahoo! will hold the sixth edition of Yahoo! Hack India from July 13 and 14, 2013. This will be Yahoo!’s first hack event in India hosted outside Bangalore. The first Yahoo! Hack in India was hosted in 2007.
Over 1,000 developers from 20 States in India have signed up for the event. Of this, about 250 best hackers have been selected after an entry-level coding challenge. These hackers will now participate in the two-day event which brings forth a series of technical workshops, followed by a non-stop 24-hour coding Hackathon.
“We have decided to expand hack events to cover more Indian cities over the next few years, keeping in view the demand from developers. We are going to hold yet another in Bangalore later in the year,” Hari Vasudev, Vice-President and Head of Yahoo! India R&D, said in a statement.
“This year we expect hackers to build experiences with a mobile-first approach, focusing on high-impact apps and dynamic mobile web experiences that people are excited to use every day,” Hari Vasudev said.
Yahoo! will introduce developers to the popular technologies and tools from the Open Web that would serve as the core building blocks for developing new applications.
All the entries (hacks) will be reviewed at the end of the 24-hour hacking period. Subsequently, the “short-listed entries will be shown to a panel of judges to determine the winning hacks,” he said.