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Welcome to University Hack Day @ IIT Chennai



Hack U introduction at IIT - Chennai

Hack U introduction at IIT - Chennai
Aug 13 to 15 2010



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  • US Campuses: UC Berkeley ' Cornell UCSD UIUC U Waterloo U Toronto CMU U Washington Stanford Georgia Tech UT Austin U Michigan
  • NY Open Hack Day Winner
  • IIIT Hyderabad winner
  • IISC hack winner
  • Carnegie Mellon University Hack U Winner
  • CMU hack winner
  • University of Illinois Winner

Welcome to University Hack Day @ IIT Chennai Welcome to University Hack Day @ IIT Chennai Presentation Transcript

  • And now we Hack !! Subramanyan Murali web developer, hacker, speaker @rmsguhan http://rmsguhan.com
  • Vanakkam Chennai !!
    • Yahoo! University Hack Day
  • Hack ??
  • Hacking was Evil !!
  • Hack was considered to be a creative prank !
  • Hackers were considered to be creative & smart looking for glory & money 
  • … but why so serious ??
  • … now lets put a smile on that face ! Put in a positive spin
  • “ Exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities ” - Glossary of hacker slang
  • Altering and manipulating a system to do what you want it to, using tools at your disposal
  • It can be a lot of fun to play with code and create new experiences 
  • You need something new to play with ?? Hack it up yourself
  • Hacking is a good thing Cracking is Evil !!
  • Hack Day !
  • Engineers love a challenge …
  • … but we get bored easily doing our routine jobs
  • An invitation to innovate is a great motivator
  • 24 hours of un-interrupted, un-managed coding unleashed …
  • … surprising things can happen …
  • … late hours, rattled brains, lots of caffeine , messy code, cool ideas, 90 sec demo …
  • … and its just awesome to see others create , joke, struggle, fail or innovate
  • Hack U !!
  • Hack day Open hack Day University hack day
  • Students are not exposed to corporate thinking yet …
  • There is fresh perspective & scope to shape future thinkers
  • Program started by Yahoo! USA . Now moved on to India
  • 6 th Hack U in India @ IIT Madras
  • Welcome to the gang ! 
  • Great, but where do I start ??
  • “ A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules. ” - Agent Cobb, “Inception” 2010
  • Choose something that bothers you, something you would like changed …
  • … that one thing that you wished someone invented
  • … your research might need a radical insight ..
  • … think for the good of mankind.
  • Once passionate about an idea, load up your tool box
  • Lot of companies provide APIs & data web services Yahoo! , Google , Amazon , Microsoft , CNN , BBC
  • http:// developer .yahoo.com
  • YQL and Yahoo! Pipes make your own data source
  • Move outside the browser Fireeagle, Maps API, Desktop widgets, Browser Plus, Apple, Android, Hardware
  • Something we do interests you ?? Show us what you want to do with it !!
  • Stuck ?? We are here to try & help
  • PHP, Mail, Flickr, APIs Blah YQL, Oauth, Mobile, Geo Blah YQL, Oauth, PHP Social APIs, BOSS, Oauth, PHP, JS, HTML 5, API Blah Pipes, Mobile Apps Blah YUI, YQL, Pipes, CSS, JS
  • The Power players Need an Internship ?? Thank her for all this ! Academics and research
  • Create something cool , win appreciation among peers and goodies from Y!
  • Some examples
    • Hack winners
    • Tech used
      • YQL
      • HTML, CSS, Javascript
      • MYSQL
    • Tech used
      • Twitter
      • Fabricated Circuit board
    Rural Micro Messaging
    • Visualize the mail as a graph
    • Tech used
      • Yahoo! mail
      • Graph theory
    Graphical Mail Visualizer
    • http://www.inhabitedweb.com/static/yahooshoppinghistogram.html
    • Tech used
      • Javascript, HTML, CSS
      • Prototype, Scriptaculous
    • http://www.chrisharrison.net/projects/collaboratv/index.html
    • Java Applet
    • Java Servlet
    • http://inv.entio.us/
    • Tech used
      • Text to speech ( At & T )
      • 20 Questions
      • Skype
    The Psychic Hotline
    • http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/grids/builder/
    • Tech used
      • YUI Reset
      • HTML, CSS, Javascript
    • http://developer.yahoo.com/hacku/
    • http://developer.yahoo.com
    • irc://irc.freenode.net/hacku
    • http://isithackday.com/hackday-toolbox/
    • #indiahacku
    • #hacku
    Remember these
  • Fail quickly, move on. There is no box
  • Innovation knows no limits