#1 Scratch your own itch! Eric Raymond’s The Cathedral and the Bazaar: • Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer’s personal itch. • To solve an interesting problem, start by ﬁnding a problem that is interesting to you.
#2 Know what’s happening • Talks - 9:30 to 12:30 Saturday • Workshops - 2pm to 5pm Saturday • Hacking - 12:30pm Sat to 12:30pm Sun • Submit your hack - 10am Sunday • Pre-judging - 2pm Sunday • 40 Finalist Presentations - 3:30pm Sunday • Winners Announced - 6pm Sundayhttp://openhackindia2012.hacker.yahoo.net/#meetings
#8 Know what the judges are looking • Solves a real problem • Working Prototype • Addresses one of our challenges • Displays creative thinking, and pushes the boundaries of what we’ve seen before • Has the potential to be a viable commercial business or enhance an existing business product. • Great UX • Teams of 4 or less • At least one Y! Tech • Realistic that it was built in 24 hours