Yahoo! Hack Day: kicking off next Friday 9/29. Sign up!

Planning for the big open Yahoo! Hack Day that I wrote about three weeks ago is well underway, as it should be — we kick off next Friday, September 29 at 5pm, and man, we are EXCITED and have some amazing things in store. If you’re interested in attending, submit your information on the form at the bottom of the homepage, or mark yourself as “attending” on the Upcoming page for the event. Space is limited and we’ll have to cut off signups before the event, so sign up now. We’re still issuing invites, so if you haven’t gotten one yet, don’t despair (for logistical reasons, though, we ask that you sign up and not crash so that we can plan appropriately, print out your name badges, etc.)

Also, don’t forget the free Friday developer workshop — here are all the details. To come to this, just fill out the form at the bottom of the homepage and indicate that you want to attend the workshop.

YurtSo far, we’ve been contacted by hackers, designers, mimes (!), and at least one yurt enthusiast. Well, it takes a village to pull off a Hack Day, so if you’re coming, prepare yourself (and your yurt, if you so choose) for camping on the beautiful Yahoo! grass, good times with your hacker pals and the new ones you’ll meet, and the opportunity to demo your work in front of your peers and some other very cool people we’ll have there. Mike Arrington from TechCrunch is our emcee.

At this point we already have carloads of people coming from all over the Bay Area, planes from Canada, college students flying in from Florida, a strong Chicago contingent, and people from everywhere in between (one person is trying to make it in from Australia!)

If you’re coming and don’t know who you’re going to hack with, don’t fret — we’ll be doing on-site matchmaking and people like myself, Rasmus Lerdorf, Jeremy Zawodny, and many, many other sharp Yahoos will be on-hand to help you as well.

For more details, check out these resources:

We’ll be posting ongoing updates on the Hack Day blog. Stay tuned!

6 thoughts on “Yahoo! Hack Day: kicking off next Friday 9/29. Sign up!

  1. Chad:

    I have a project that could use some smart developer cycles and involves RSS feeds and grant funding. I don’t think it makes sense for Y!Hackday (yet), but I’d want to get your 2c of advice.

  2. Chad:

    I’ve heard that yahoo is not going to offer any cash prizes for the most innovative applications, although the company may offer some kind of recognition, possibly in the form of a free subscription to Yahoo Music Unlimited or something similar. Is it true?

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