Hack 101 at IIT Kanpur
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Hack 101 at IIT Kanpur



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.

Hack 101 at IIT Kanpur Hack 101 at IIT Kanpur Presentation Transcript

  • Sudar Muthu Hacking 101
  • What is a hack?
  • “Hacking” is a constructive term. “Cracking” is destructive View slide
  • “Altering a system to do what you want it to do, using what is at your disposal” View slide
  • What is HackU?
  • 24 hours of un-interrupted, unrestrained coding and innovation
  • Hack
  • Eat
  • Get Help
  • Recharge
  • Have Fun
  • Hack http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlerdorf/3250595638/ Fix
  • Present
  • Win
  • Where do I start?
  • A good hack starts with an idea…
  • Build something you will use yourself
  • Show us what can be built using the systems we (and others) offer.
  • http://developer.yahoo.com
  • http://www.github.com/
  • To build a typical web hack you need data, access and an interface
  • Yahoo! has opened up its data
  • Search (BOSS), Flickr, Geo, Social, Mail, Messenger …
  • And so have others
  • Programmable web lists 9810 APIs in their API directory Twitter, Facebook, Google, …
  • To access these you can use YQL
  • YQL is a SQL-Like Language that lets you …
  • … filter, combine, tweak data across hundreds of Web Services. http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console
  • Data however is not enough.
  • You also need working interfaces
  • Technologies are easy: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Making it work on all browsers and OS is tricky
  • YUI
  • http://developer.yahoo.com/yui
  • Presenting your hack
  • Do not show us slides about your hack
  • Instead show us what you have done
  • Technical glitches happen
  • Have a plan-B
  • 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
  • And once you are done
  • 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!
  • Don’t limit yourself to your favorite toys
  • A good hack doesn’t need to be a big thinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/capricorndragon/4000384412/
  • Don’t look for features. Concentrate on one thing Don’t look to solve everything
  • You only have 24 hours
  • Find things that already work And put them together
  • Innovation has no limits
  • Go Hack !!! Have Fun
  • Thank You Sudar Muthu @sudarmuthu http://sudarmuthu.com http://slideshare.net/sudar/
  • 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/