UTCS Corporate Connection/FoCS: "Yahoo! Hack U Kickoff," ACES 2.302 Avaya Auditorium, Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Mar 23, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Type of Talk: UTCS Corporate Connection/FoCS


iation:Yahoo! Web Experts/Yahoo!

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

, 6:00 p.m.

Location: ACES 2.302

Host: FoCS

Talk Title: Yaho

o! Hack U Kickoff Talk

Talk Abstract:

This is your chance to lear

n about exciting new open source developer tools and technologies from Yaho

o! web gurus -including Douglas Crockford, the godfather of Javascript - t

hen build your dream app in our 24-hour Hack competition.

Each year w

e visit a handful of top engineering universities, for a week of all thing

s Open Web. During the week you‚ll have the opportunity to attend tech ta

lks and hands-on coding workshops where you‚ll develop your ideas, get h

ack tips and learn about web programming languages, industry tools and tec

hnologies. The week‚s events culminate in the University Hack Day competi

tion˜a festival of caffeinated coding, food, games, music, fun, demos
and, of course, cool prizes.

The winners from each university will
join us at the University Hack Showdown in California to battle it out for
the ultimate university hacker title, more prizes and the opportunity to

demo their winning hack to VCs, web entrepreneurs and Yahoo! executives.

We‚ll give you access to tons of APIs and tools in the Yahoo! Develo

per Network(check out YQL, YUI3, Metro and SearchMonkey just to name a fe

w) but you‚re welcome to use any open source web tools to bring your hack
to life. Remember hacking is not about perfect code, just a cool idea and
working prototype.

No rules. No limitations. Just show up and hack. G

et a team together or hack it alone. Either way, check the Hack U˙ site f

or more details developer.yahoo.com/hacku and join us for the kickoff on Ma

rch 23nd!

Giveaways: Hack U t-shirts, Y! swag & Raffle prize


aker Bio:

1. Paul Tarjan - Paul is the Hack U technical ringleader- a

senior software engineer working in the NextGen group at Yahoo! Search.

. Tom Hughes-Croucher - Evangelist and Senior Developer in Yahoo‚s Open S

trategy Group, focusing on Yahoo‚s Web Services and Cloud Platform.

. Douglas Crockford - Architect at Yahoo! and the world''s foremost living

authority on JavaScript.
4. Allen Rabinovich - Senior architect on Yahoo!

''s Flash Platform team, where he architects and develops front-end compon

ents and libraries for use both inside and outside of the company.