HackU
a.k.a: Serious Awesome
   in 24 hours or less
You Hack
You Present
We dress funny
(seriously, who is judging whom?)
You Win Prizes!
 (First prize: Photos with us!)
What’s the plan?




     Do we seem like
     we have a plan?
What’s the plan?



   • 2 days of talks
   • 24 hours of hacking
   • Free food, snacks, drinks, etc
   • Smart people to...
What’s the plan?




    You can sleep when
       you’re dead
               or on Friday
What’s the plan?




         or really, whenever you want.
The Rules




  Who Rules? We Rules!
      (Gimme a break... we made this really late at night.)
The Rules




   Up to 4 people on
        a team
The Rules




      24 hours MAX
The Rules




    !registered == !presenting

  For the non-geeks, that loosely translates to:
“If you’re not registered, ...
Hacker?




    What is a |-|4xx0|2?
              Hacker?
Hacker?




          Probably not a hacker...
Hacker?




          totally a bunch of hackers!
Hacker?




                Hacker
      Dreamer            Coder




   Dreamer + Coder
Hacker?


              A Hack is:

           A Good Idea
          Brought To Life
Hacker?


            A HackU hack is:

             Any Idea
          Brought To Life
Hacker?

          You Can:
Revolutionize   Something
   Automate     Something
        Build   Something
          Fix   ...
Hacker?




    If All Else Fails...
Hacker?




  Do Something Silly
Demo Time




    Show it off!
            (even if it’s not done)
Demo Time


      You have 90 seconds
Demo Time


         You have 90 seconds


 Problem         Live Demo              Details

  15 seconds         60 second...
Demo Time




            NO
Demo Time




  POWER
Demo Time




    POINT
Demo Time


         You have 90 seconds


 Problem         Live Demo              Details

  15 seconds         60 second...
Demo Time




       Have a Plan B
   (you know, cuz sometimes computers suck)
Demo Time




            but most of all...

        Impress Us
Resources




      Resources
Resources


    Yahoo! Can Help
   •   Yahoo! free and open source projects

       •   YUI

       •   YQL

       •   to...
Resources

              Other Sites
   •   github.com/codepo8/hackday-toolbox

   •   wait-till-i.com

   •   isithackday...
All done!
• Run your ideas by us if you want
• Register your hack:
  developer.yahoo.com/hacku/register

• Hack talk tomor...
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Hack u intro

  1. 1. HackU a.k.a: Serious Awesome in 24 hours or less
  2. 2. You Hack
  3. 3. You Present
  4. 4. We dress funny (seriously, who is judging whom?)
  5. 5. You Win Prizes! (First prize: Photos with us!)
  6. 6. What’s the plan? Do we seem like we have a plan?
  7. 7. What’s the plan? • 2 days of talks • 24 hours of hacking • Free food, snacks, drinks, etc • Smart people to help you... if they can’t, we will.
  8. 8. What’s the plan? You can sleep when you’re dead or on Friday
  9. 9. What’s the plan? or really, whenever you want.
  10. 10. The Rules Who Rules? We Rules! (Gimme a break... we made this really late at night.)
  11. 11. The Rules Up to 4 people on a team
  12. 12. The Rules 24 hours MAX
  13. 13. The Rules !registered == !presenting For the non-geeks, that loosely translates to: “If you’re not registered, you’re not presenting”
  14. 14. Hacker? What is a |-|4xx0|2? Hacker?
  15. 15. Hacker? Probably not a hacker...
  16. 16. Hacker? totally a bunch of hackers!
  17. 17. Hacker? Hacker Dreamer Coder Dreamer + Coder
  18. 18. Hacker? A Hack is: A Good Idea Brought To Life
  19. 19. Hacker? A HackU hack is: Any Idea Brought To Life
  20. 20. Hacker? You Can: Revolutionize Something Automate Something Build Something Fix Something
  21. 21. Hacker? If All Else Fails...
  22. 22. Hacker? Do Something Silly
  23. 23. Demo Time Show it off! (even if it’s not done)
  24. 24. Demo Time You have 90 seconds
  25. 25. Demo Time You have 90 seconds Problem Live Demo Details 15 seconds 60 seconds 15 seconds or something like that
  26. 26. Demo Time NO
  27. 27. Demo Time POWER
  28. 28. Demo Time POINT
  29. 29. Demo Time You have 90 seconds Problem Live Demo Details 15 seconds 60 seconds 15 seconds or something like that
  30. 30. Demo Time Have a Plan B (you know, cuz sometimes computers suck)
  31. 31. Demo Time but most of all... Impress Us
  32. 32. Resources Resources
  33. 33. Resources Yahoo! Can Help • Yahoo! free and open source projects • YUI • YQL • tons of APIs: Flickr, Answers, del.icio.us, Fantasy Sports, Fire Eagle, GeoPlanet, Placefinder, Placemaker … • developer.yahoo.com
  34. 34. Resources Other Sites • github.com/codepo8/hackday-toolbox • wait-till-i.com • isithackday.com/hacks • gist.github.com/ydn • developer.yahoo.com/hacku/pasthacks.html • talks.php.net/show/hacku • flickr.com/search/?q=hacku
  35. 35. All done! • Run your ideas by us if you want • Register your hack: developer.yahoo.com/hacku/register • Hack talk tomorrow at 6pm • Hacking starts Thursday at 5pm • Full Schedule: developer.yahoo.com/hacku/uiuc.html
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