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Hack 101 at IIT Kanpur

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My talk about "What is Hack?" that I gave at IIT Kanpur

My talk about "What is Hack?" that I gave at IIT Kanpur


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  • Introduce Crew on Stage
  • How does this word resonate with you?
  • Often misrepresented in the media
  • Jargon File
  • So what is a hacker?
  • Hack U - Bring the concept from our internal Hack Days and Open Hack days to Universities
  • Find something that always annoyed you with systems you use... ...and build a workaround.
  • Random Hacks of Kindness
  • Everything that yahoo does for developers is located. With documentations, code examples
  • Everything that yahoo does for developers is located. With documentations, code examples
  • Record screencastDo not depend on internetKeep your stuff ready in browser
  • Tell us about your progress
  • Be ready to play with new technologies
  • Hacks need not be complex. It need not be the next big thing. You don’t need to have a product out in 24 hours.
  • Don’t try to solve everything in your hack..
  • You have only 24 hours.
  • Mashup or Shutup.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Sudar Muthu Hacking 101
    • 2. What is a hack?
    • 3. “Hacking” is a constructive term. “Cracking” is destructive
    • 4. “Altering a system to do what you want it to do, using what is at your disposal”
    • 5. What is HackU?
    • 6. 24 hours of un-interrupted, unrestrained coding and innovation
    • 7. Hack
    • 8. Eat
    • 9. Get Help
    • 10. Recharge
    • 11. Have Fun
    • 12. Hack http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlerdorf/3250595638/ Fix
    • 13. Present
    • 14. Win
    • 15. Where do I start?
    • 16. A good hack starts with an idea…
    • 17. Build something you will use yourself
    • 18. Show us what can be built using the systems we (and others) offer.
    • 19. http://developer.yahoo.com
    • 20. http://www.github.com/
    • 21. To build a typical web hack you need data, access and an interface
    • 22. Yahoo! has opened up its data
    • 23. Search (BOSS), Flickr, Geo, Social, Mail, Messenger …
    • 24. And so have others
    • 25. Programmable web lists 9810 APIs in their API directory Twitter, Facebook, Google, …
    • 26. To access these you can use YQL
    • 27. YQL is a SQL-Like Language that lets you …
    • 28. … filter, combine, tweak data across hundreds of Web Services. http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console
    • 29. Data however is not enough.
    • 30. You also need working interfaces
    • 31. Technologies are easy: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
    • 32. Making it work on all browsers and OS is tricky
    • 33. YUI
    • 34. http://developer.yahoo.com/yui
    • 35. Presenting your hack
    • 36. Do not show us slides about your hack
    • 37. Instead show us what you have done
    • 38. Technical glitches happen
    • 39. Have a plan-B
    • 40. Have a Plan B • Record screencast • Do not depend on the internet • Keep your stuff ready in the browser • Rehearse the demo with atleast one crew member before hand
    • 41. And once you are done
    • 42. And once you are done • Keep your hack live for others to see • Show other hackers what you have done • Publish your code in Github • Let us know and we can help you to take it even further!
    • 43. Don’t limit yourself to your favorite toys
    • 44. A good hack doesn’t need to be a big thinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/capricorndragon/4000384412/
    • 45. Don’t look for features. Concentrate on one thing Don’t look to solve everything
    • 46. You only have 24 hours
    • 47. Find things that already work And put them together
    • 48. Innovation has no limits
    • 49. Go Hack !!! Have Fun
    • 50. Thank You Sudar Muthu @sudarmuthu http://sudarmuthu.com http://slideshare.net/sudar/
    • 51. Hack Resources • http://developer.yahoo.com • http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console • http://github.com/yahoo • http://hackyourworld.org/ • http://github.com/codepo8/hackday-toolbox/ • http://talks.php.net/show/hacku/

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