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Yahoo University hackday

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITiCSE '07
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages306
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781595936103
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StatePublished - 2007
Event12th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE'07) - Dundee, United Kingdom

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NameACM SIGCSE Bulletin
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Volume39, no. 3
ISSN (Print)0097-8418

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Conference12th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE'07)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee
Period25/06/0727/06/07

Abstract

Yahoo has recently embarked upon a program of supporting and organising "University Hack Days". This program is designed to help Yahoo reach out to new generations of aspiring web developers, and provide them with early experience of what it's like to work in the competitive new media development industry. HackDays[1] are also a great vehicle for Yahoo to use to help foster awareness of its APIs and other technologies from the Yahoo Developer Network[2] that can be used and mixed to create innovative new "mash-ups". The program encourages students to perform the following tasks. 1. To come up with a new and innovative idea that has relevance to the new media industry. 2. To present their ideas in a fashion designed to inform others about the nature of their project, and to invite discussion and feedback from industry professionals. 3. To develop a working prototype using the most appropriate technologies and development techniques. 4. To present the finished project in a competitive environment similar to that met in commercial organisations. The "University Hack Day" is an extension of the "Hack Day" program that Yahoo has been running internally for its engineers and now publicly in the "Open Hack Day" program.

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