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Welcome to Yahoo! Open Hack India 2011

in Bangalore.


FrontPageEvent InformationAgendaFAQChecklistJoin-a-TeamIRCWifi

Tech Talks and SpeakersHack IdeasHardware hacksHack ChallengesCheat SheetsPowerPoint Deck



Hack Submission URL: http://developer.yahoo.com/hacku/register 

List of registered hacks: http://developer.yahoo.com/hacku/show/2011/jul/openhackindia 


Alternate YQL Console: http://staging.query.yahooapis.com/v1/test/console.html


There's been a change to the wifi login info.  Click the link above for the new details. 


With the event just a week away, you should be starting to think about what you're going to build and who's going to be on your team. You can and should build any hack you want. We find that the best hacks solve problems that you yourself experience - i.e. scratch your own itch. 

We don’t normally announce categories or challenges for hackers before the event, but as this is our 4th outing in India and due to the very special All Star prize, we wanted to try something different. We would therefore like to introduce you to 3 challenges that you can hack around if you’d like too. These challenges are NOT compulsory. Below are the 3 challenges with some examples.

          Mobile Challenge:

Even as India is moving towards 3G, hundreds of millions of people will still be using feature phones, SMS and voice. What engaging, easy to use applications can be built that makes content consumption and communication engaging on feature phones, SMS and Voice?
Eg. Voice updates – Favorite song played on phone
-SMS apps – Interesting SMS apps on Local News, bus/train schedules, traffic updates based on user opt in.

Entertainment Challenge:
As more Indians consume the Internet, local language, education, sports & entertainment related content becomes critical. How can we make it easy for these users to be entertained on the device of their choice, the language of their choice , discover and engage with content of their choice?  
Eg. -Language & Local relevance – Serving Rajnikant info in Tamil & Mohanlal info in Malyalam based on users geolocation/preference
-Users are served different video quality based on the device they access from, connection speed etc.

Location Challenge:
Users are increasingly looking for local, social and personalized experience. What engaging location based applications can be built that has elements of social engagement (Games/Sharing content/commenting/reviews/communicating) and content consumption (News/Weather/Maps/Movies/Travel) ?
1. A mobile App that flashes a message when a friend has reached within 2Km distance from you.
2. A location-based gaming application - for example, treasure hunt?
3. A trip planner that combines your location data with calendar-schedule and helps you plan better at any point in time.

If you do decide to hack around one of these challenges, then I will provide you with some more information during the event. 


Anil Patel

22 July 2011


We are very excited to announce a special award for an outstanding team or individuals selected by our panel of judges at the Open Hack event. The very special All Star award winners will be invited to participate in the Yahoo! Hack All Stars event in New York on September 13th-14th*. This is an invitation only hack event, open to Yahoo! Hack winners from around the world. Yahoo! will provide flights to and from New York and accommodation for the duration of the event.


Anil Patel

21 July 2011



The agenda for the event is now live. The schedule may change slightly so do keep on eye on it. I will post more information about the talks and speaker soon. 


IRC Channel

I have set up an IRC Channel for you to talk to other hackers. I will set up some times where you can ask questions to Yahoos about our technologies or about the event. I will post more inforation about this on the IRC page. 


For others who are connecting via clients the IRC channel is irc://irc.foonetic.net/YahooOpenHack


Anil Patel

05 July 2011


Thank you all for registering to attend the Yahoo! Open Hack India event in Bangalore. If you have received an email granting you access as a writer to this site, then you have been accepted to attend the event on 30th-31st July 2011.


This wiki is an informal channel for us to reach out to all the hackers and send you critical information such as agenda updates, technology updates, FAQ, Hacker Checklist... We will be posting all our communications here as well. Please use this site as your collaboration tool with us and with the other fellow hackers.


Please use hash tag #openhackindia for Twitter


Anil Patel

24 June 2011



Comments (Show all 126)

kalyaninath said

at 9:32 pm on Jul 8, 2011

hi kranthi here..

Sumit Kumar said

at 12:50 pm on Jul 11, 2011

Hi guys .

Achilles said

at 7:04 am on Jul 13, 2011

guys welcome to open hack.......................

Shubham Aggarwal said

at 7:47 am on Jul 14, 2011

Is there any separate registration for students ?
I received my confirmation mail on 4th July, but someone told me we have to register again if we are students. Please clarify. Thanks!!

Yahoo! Hack USA said

at 11:55 am on Jul 14, 2011

If you have a confirmation and also have access to the wiki, then you are confirmed. The re-regisration is for students that have not been accepted. Due to the huge number of applications, we have increased capacity of the event just for students. If you are confirmed, you don't need to do anything apart from show up to the event.

Praveen007 said

at 6:14 pm on Jul 14, 2011

if you re a student reapply!

Arvind_M said

at 5:52 am on Jul 15, 2011

Thanks for the opportunity

AarabiMadhavan said

at 1:47 pm on Jul 15, 2011

thank you for the confirmation . will be attending .

Rahul said

at 2:22 pm on Jul 15, 2011

WOw ,, Very excited to be a part of Yahoo-hack :)
Thank YOu Yahoo

asviresh@gmail.com said

at 4:47 pm on Jul 15, 2011

is it tapli from PESIT ??? man we can form a team :)

asviresh@gmail.com said

at 6:15 pm on Jul 15, 2011

PESITians plz comment on this particular comment :) lets see how many of us attending YOH..

aravindbhms said

at 6:26 pm on Jul 15, 2011

I'm from PESIT. I'm from CS 'A'. I was in the CNS class. :)

Rahul said

at 7:47 pm on Jul 15, 2011

IS Sec-'A'

Yashpal Singh S said

at 8:02 pm on Jul 15, 2011

IS Sec-'B'

Abhishek Anupam said

at 8:03 pm on Jul 15, 2011

hey Viresh, Abhishek here. ISE-final year. you?

Geetanjali said

at 6:22 pm on Jul 15, 2011

very excited!! thanks for the confirmation!! :) :)

karthikabinav said

at 6:40 pm on Jul 15, 2011

thanks a lot for the invite.. really excited and looking forward for the event. this is my first time!!


at 9:39 pm on Jul 15, 2011

Last time i think der were only 10-15 university students including me.. seems like der r many dis year

valmiki jansi said

at 5:56 am on Jul 18, 2011

Thank you for the confirmation.... :)

valmiki jansi said

at 5:57 am on Jul 18, 2011

Last 2 times I njoyed a lot in yahoo hack u ... learning more new technologies... :)
This time also I want to rock more ... :)

Sarbbottam Bandyopadhyay said

at 2:18 pm on Jul 20, 2011

registered @ eventbrite and received the confirmation mail along with the ticket (pdf) too ...

Yahoo! Hack USA said

at 4:49 pm on Jul 21, 2011

Why has no one commented on the logo? You should be all saying "Anil, what a cool logo, can't wait for the t-shirt"

SkyKOG said

at 6:08 pm on Jul 21, 2011

Nice logo :) .... would really die for the shirt rite now ... :) .... :) ...

Yahoo! Hack USA said

at 2:46 pm on Jul 22, 2011

Only a week left. I'm sure you can wait :-)

Sarbbottam Bandyopadhyay said

at 5:07 am on Jul 22, 2011

@anil could you create a new page for the t-shirt???

Shyam Sundar said

at 6:26 am on Jul 23, 2011

anil... man we are stunned by the logo :D and speechless to type anything :))

Yahoo! Hack USA said

at 9:40 am on Jul 23, 2011


Sakthipriyan said

at 5:46 am on Jul 24, 2011

@Anil How many have registered this year and how big the count is, compared to the last year's?

Yahoo! Hack USA said

at 1:36 pm on Jul 24, 2011

That is something I will only tell you at the event. It will be the biggest yet.

Avinash K. said

at 5:33 am on Jul 26, 2011

Great, m going to attend .. y! .. awesome logo, cool, just checking if anyone is coming up from pune ?

b n patil said

at 5:31 am on Jul 27, 2011

Anil what a log .. its cooollll... still two days to go..

Shyam Sundar said

at 10:52 am on Jul 27, 2011

Anil.. if we are just needed to take our laptop and brush.. how abt dress, fares to come to blore :D *just kidding*

Yashpal Singh S said

at 6:33 pm on Jul 27, 2011

@Anil: Regarding the id card, is it sufficient if i get college id card and my bank pass book?

Yahoo! Hack USA said

at 6:55 pm on Jul 27, 2011

Hello. Please check out the update email i just sent about the IDs. Thanks

Yashpal Singh S said

at 8:30 pm on Jul 27, 2011


Vivek Rp said

at 6:59 pm on Jul 28, 2011

Anil one of my team member dint got confirmation mail. He is must for our team. Main hacker. Can you do something. His id: basuhampale@gmail.com & basu@oxitech.net

Ved said

at 6:39 am on Jul 29, 2011

@Anil, some questions.
1. Can we bring our own camera ? We will definitely share those pics with Yahoo for their media coverage.
2. The main motivation is to get some snaps of the Chuck Norris (read Mr. Crockford) himself in person.
3. Can we blog about the event post the event ?

Yahoo! Hack USA said

at 7:37 am on Jul 29, 2011

1. The more photos the better. Remember out flickr tag is openhackindia11
2. Doug is always happy to have his photo taken with developers. :-)
3. Please blog about the event. Please share the link with me once you push your post.



Ved said

at 5:42 pm on Jul 30, 2011

@Anil, Can you post the submission link/page on the home page ?

Ved said

at 6:34 am on Jul 31, 2011

Where do we upload the PPT ?

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