Yahoo University hackday

Murray Rowan, Tim Hawkins, Andrew Cobley

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    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.
    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
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event12th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE'07) - Dundee, United Kingdom
    Duration: 25 Jun 200727 Jun 2007

    Publication series

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

    Conference

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

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    Students
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    Rowan, M., Hawkins, T., & Cobley, A. (2007). Yahoo University hackday. In ITiCSE '07 : Proceedings of the 12th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 306). (ACM SIGCSE Bulletin; Vol. 39, no. 3). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1268784.1268872
    Rowan, Murray ; Hawkins, Tim ; Cobley, Andrew. / Yahoo University hackday. ITiCSE '07 : Proceedings of the 12th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education . New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2007. pp. 306 (ACM SIGCSE Bulletin).
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    Rowan, M, Hawkins, T & Cobley, A 2007, Yahoo University hackday. in ITiCSE '07 : Proceedings of the 12th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education . ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, vol. 39, no. 3, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 306, 12th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE'07) , Dundee, United Kingdom, 25/06/07. https://doi.org/10.1145/1268784.1268872

    Yahoo University hackday. / Rowan, Murray; Hawkins, Tim; Cobley, Andrew.

    ITiCSE '07 : Proceedings of the 12th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education . New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2007. p. 306 (ACM SIGCSE Bulletin; Vol. 39, no. 3).

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    Rowan M, Hawkins T, Cobley A. Yahoo University hackday. In ITiCSE '07 : Proceedings of the 12th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education . New York: Association for Computing Machinery. 2007. p. 306. (ACM SIGCSE Bulletin). https://doi.org/10.1145/1268784.1268872