Yahoo! will be conducting an online hack event called “HackLite” at ‘The Great Indian Developer Summit‘ (GIDS) 2009 from April 22-25 at IISc, Bangalore. With HackLite, the hacking concept is the same as Yahoo!s Open Hack Days – that is, building great applications and widgets using Yahoo! Open APIs. But unlike Open Hack Days (where all the hacking happens during the event), HackLite allows developers to do all the heavy lifting behind the scenes, and demonstrate their hacks at the event. So, if you have written a superb piece of code and haven’t yet had the chance to show it off, this is your opportunity! If that entices you much, feel free to register for HackLite event by following this link.
Apart from hacking, technical talks on Yahoo’s Open Platforms will be conducted on all four days at the Yahoo! Developer Network lounge at GIDS, with a special focus on BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service) and Blueprint (Yahoo!’s mobile application development platform). More infomation about HackLite can be found here. By the way, hack registration closes on 24th April ’09.
I continue to be busy during this time with my mid term exams.. So don’t be surprised if you don’t find too frequent posts here.