No, I wasn’t paying fine: http://www.kiruba.com/2007/07/case-of-dumb-email-forward.htmlI was working with the policeman to fix the LED baord: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/variable-message-signboards-start-working/article391914.ece
While my wife loves Hyderabadi pearls…
Hackday is more than just code and caffeine… how many of you have been hackdays/hacknights/hackathons before?
Y! had the first open hackday in 2006. We have been having events in India @ Bangalore since 2007.
We also go to campuses around the globe for university hackdays at top universities
And we love to go where hackers are… hackerarabad today is the day of reckoning.
Hackers builds innovative solutions for real world problems
So who is a hacker? Dreamer + Coder = Hacker!
It’s not easy to be recognized as a hacker as you might have noticed. You have shown your coding chops! And left behind 1000 others. Wear your hacker badge with pride! Give yourself a round of applause.
What if its quick and dirty, as long as it solves an interesting problem its an hack!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-hXcRtbj1Y – Coke & Mentos powered car!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nk.telpunchPlay a punch dialoguesfrom your Android device..
TweetDeck did what the official twitter client couldn't doFitBit Aria wifi weighing scale – cuz we need an API for our weight data!Tumblr made content creation dead easy…
SnapChat – ephemeral messagingAny.Do – task management for the procrastinators
If a photo can be worth a thousand words, then what about videos? - Vine, Instagram, Flickr
http://madebynathan.com/2013/07/10/raspberry-pi-powered-microwave/http://www.daveakerman.com/?p=1154 - Raspberry powered eye in the sky
www.airbnb.com – disrupted the hotel industryhttp://formlabs.com/ - democratizing 3D printinghttp://www.redbus.in/ - bus ticketing made easyhttps://squareup.com/ - plastic payments made easy
We are nation of tinkerers…. From temples to hostel rooms you can see a hack around you…
And sometimes we have to think big…
Hacks for social goodhttp://myneta.info/http://www.ipaidabribe.com/http://www.circleof6app.com/
Here are things to keep note of…
Don’t go around hunting for esoteric ideas….. look at the problems you face and see if you can solve it through a hack!
And look for inspiration or ideas… amongst other hacks, there may be some open source code available for you to use…
Make sure you have a well rounded team with complimentary skills. Attend the Design Clinic to get help.
Don’t try to solve everything in your hack.. Concentrate on building the one thing that makes us take notice!
Choose the tool(s) that right for your hack.
Don’t be afraid to try out new things…
This way you will not be stuck midway through the hackday and revisit your plans late in the night.
We are all here to help…. And we have been through this and can help you avoid common pitfalls.
Every good work of software starts by
scratching a developer’s personal itch.
To solve an interesting problem, start by
finding a problem that is interesting to you
- The Cathedral and the Bazaar
Scratch your own itch
Look up other hacks
Have a plan-B
Record a screencast
Do not depend on internet
Keep your stuff ready in browser
Rehearse the demo
How we judge the hacks
Solves a real problem + working prototype
Displays Creative Thinking, and pushes the
boundaries of what we’ve seen before
Great User Experience
Uses data or technology in a unique & interesting way
Realistic that it was built in 24 hours
Uses technology or data from Yahoo!
One more thing…
Keep your hack live
Show others what you have done
Publish your code on github
Join us and take it even further!
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