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Welcome to Yahoo! Hack USA


Welcome | Event Information | Schedule of Events | Tech Talks Schedule Talks Details | FAQ | Join-a-Team 

What to Bring | Prize Categories | Rules | Hack Registration | Presentation Guidelines | Hardware Workshops | Judges | Tech Resources



Register to attend Yahoo Hack USA





Congratulations on being selected to participate in Yahoo! Hack USA

Please visit this page often – all updates and information about the event will be posted here. 


If you ever have questions, feel free to email us at apatel@yahoo-inc.com

We look forward to seeing you September 28-29 at the Yahoo! Campus in Sunnyvale, CA 


Register Your Hacks 

 In order to be able to present your hack during the Demos and be eligible for prizes, you must register your hack on HackTrackr by 11:30am on Sunday, September 29, 2013. http://hacks.developer.yahoo.com/. All the instructions for registration are on the Hack Registration page: http://bit.ly/hackusareg 


Wifi & Tech Resources

For info related to technology, hosting, and WiFi (Y!Guest no password), please visit our Tech Resources page. Visit the IT Desk for any issues throughout the event!


Here are Your Judges

We are so honored to welcome our judges to this year's Yahoo Hack USA. Among this incredible list of people are leaders, visionaries, founders, and hackers. Please check out their bios and be sure to meet them during the event this weekend!


Tech Talk Highlights

Take a look at the amazing lineup of speakers we have in store for you on our Tech Talks Schedule. They will be talking about technologies you'll want to hack with at and after the event. Topics covered will include NodeJS, Pure CSS, YQL, Hadoop, Pinterest, Firefox OS, Titanium, Mobile Design, UX, and so much more.



Check out the Prize Categories page for details on all the great prizes at Yahoo Hack USA. Prizes include cash, trips to cool conferences, gear, and of course, fame!


Team Building 

Teams of hackers win more often than individual hackers. Collaborating with other participants will help you come up with more creative ideas and accomplish more during the short time you have to code.


Already you should be starting to think about what you're going to build and who's going to be on your team. You can and should build any hack you want. We find that the best hacks solve problems that you yourself experience – i.e. scratch your own itch. The only limitation is that all coding must be done during the 24-hour hack period, not before the event. 


Please use the Join-A-Team page to start posting ideas, sharing your technical strengths and forming teams. 


Hardware Workshops

We have some brilliant Hardware Workshops available for hackers.  At the beginner workshop for Arduino, learn to make interactive wearable electronics with LEDs and sensors using lilypad kit. Or, learn to hack the 6 Nodecopters we'll have available at the event. The Arduino workshop is limited to 19 groups and the Nodecopters workshop is limited to 6 teams.  Register here


Social Media

  • Flickr:

          - We encourage you to share photos of your experience. Please tag them with #yahoohackusa2013

          - Find the Flickr set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ydn/sets/72157635194891075/

  • Twitter, Facebook and Google+:

          Please follow @YDN and tag tweets and posts with #yahoohackusa


Demo Presentation Guidelines

Please read the Demo Guidelines page for helpful tips to prepare for your demo on Sunday. 


Register to attend Yahoo Hack USA 

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