A few months ago I was able to hang out at Yahoo Hack Day, and see first hand the energy that developers are willing to put in to their own projects and ideas. Yahoo is now taking the Hack Day idea one step further.
On Friday, September 29, 2006, Yahoo will open up its Sunnyvale headquarters to all developers for a 24 hour Hack Day, followed by a really cool party on Saturday night. If you are a developer, and have an idea for a cool one-day hack project, this will definitely be a fun event for you. We are working with Yahoo on this event, and my official duties include “presiding over the festivities”.
More information is at HackDay.org, although the site just went up and will be updated in the next week or so with additional details. Any developer can participate, although there will probably be a submission process for hack ideas and some method for limiting the total number of teams just to keep things under control.
If you are interested in participating, sign up on the site.