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The intro talk for the UIUC hackU

The intro talk for the UIUC hackU

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  • 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 help you... if they can’t, we will.
  • 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, you’re not presenting”
  • 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 Something
  • 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 seconds 15 seconds or something like that
  • Demo Time NO
  • Demo Time POWER
  • Demo Time POINT
  • Demo Time You have 90 seconds Problem Live Demo Details 15 seconds 60 seconds 15 seconds or something like that
  • 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 • tons of APIs: Flickr, Answers, del.icio.us, Fantasy Sports, Fire Eagle, GeoPlanet, Placefinder, Placemaker … • developer.yahoo.com
  • 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
  • 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