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2010 Fall Hack U

2010 Fall Hack U



2010 Fall Hack U intro night presentation

2010 Fall Hack U intro night presentation



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    2010 Fall Hack U 2010 Fall Hack U Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome to Hack U
    • Show off your hacks
    • Hack judges
    • Hack T-Shirts
    • What’s our vector, Victor?
      • Hack for 24hrs
      • Break for food, sugar, caffeine, and conversations
      • Present your hack
      • Win!
      • Sleep like a victorious baby
    • Nitty gritty
      • Up to 4 people on a team
      • 24hr coding period
      • IP & Code - you own it
      • Register your hacks: developer.yahoo.com/hacku
      • Log into Yahoo! to edit your hacks later
      • Campus-specific details on the Hack U site: http://developer.yahoo.com/hacku/
    • So, who is this “Hacker”?
    • A hack is a good idea brought to life
    • And good ideas come from …
      • Noticing something broken and thinking of a fix
      • Building something you’d use yourself
      • Automating something you’re too busy to do manually
      • Finding a place where the world sucks and figuring out how to make it better
      • Paying attention to local trends: mobile, video, social, local, geo, gams, etc.
    • A winning hack: InsiderTrades
      • insidertrades.org
      • What’s good about it?
      • Simple and good idea
      • Unique
      • Clean implementation
      • Free or open-source tech: PHP, HTML/CSS, cron, MySQL, YQL
    • Hacking Strategies
      • Brainstorm, but converge quickly, and keep the best details of the rejected ideas handy
      • Scope the work so the end is in sight: set an easy goal, and an ambitious one.
      • Divide work by team member strengths.
      • Ask for help!
      • Minimize the amount of work by using free and open source tech.
      • Don’t forget to Ctrl+S!
    • Demo Strategies
      • “ I swear it was just working...” - have a Plan B (screenshots, video, etc.)
      • No static slides - leave PowerPoint for marketing.
      • Practice your pitch a few times; make it easy on the ears, concise and funny.
      • Make a bang: demo what’s most exciting and cool about your project.
      • Tell us how you’d like the project to grow.
    • Surely Yahoo! can help
      • Of course (but don’t call us Shirley)
      • Yahoo! free and open source projects
        • YUI
        • YQL
        • APIS: Flickr, Answers, del.icio.us, Fantasy Sports, Fire Eagle, GeoPlanet, Placefinder, Placemaker …
      • developer.yahoo.com
    • Roger that, Roger? (translation: any questions?)