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250 Indian developers to battle at 24-hour hackathon in Hyderabad

250 Indian developers to battle at 24-hour hackathon in Hyderabad
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The sixth edition of Yahoo! Hack India will be held in Hyderabad on July 13 & 14. The event will bring together programmers, developers, designers...

The sixth edition of Yahoo! Hack India will be held in Hyderabad on July 13 & 14. The event will bring together programmers, developers, designers from across the industry, start ups and students from the top tech universities in India. Over 1,000 developers from across 20 states in India signed up to participate in Yahoo! Hack in Hyderabad, of which 250 best hackers have been selected after an entry-level coding challenge.

These hackers will now participate in the two-day event which brings forth a series of technical workshops, followed by a non-stop 24-hour coding Hackathon. This will be Yahoo's first hack event in India hosted outside Bangalore. "This year we expect hackers to build experiences with a mobile-first approach, focusing on high-impact apps and dynamic mobile web experiences that people are excited to use every day," said Hari Vasudev, VP & Head, Yahoo! India R&D.

Yahoo! will introduce developers to the popular technologies and tools from the Open Web, including Yahoo!'s YUI[1], YQL[2] and Mojito[3],as well as geo-location and Flickr APIs (Application Programmable Interface)�which will serve as the core building blocks for exciting new applications. Yahoo! will also partner with other tech companies and start ups which will give them a platform to showcase their open APIs to the developer community in India. The participants will be able to brainstorm and build prototypes using these technologies during the official hacking period.

All the entries (hacks) will be reviewed at the end of the 24-hour hacking period. Subsequently, the shortlisted entries will be shown to a panel of judges to determine the winning hacks.

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