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Yahoo! hosts 'Hack India' event for students from top Universities

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Yahoo! the second largest research and development centre is all set to conduct one of its event 'Hack India' in Hyderabad for students coming from top universities across India on 13th and 14th of July, 2013.

It is a two-day hacking event where programmers, developers, designers from across the industry and students will gather at Hyderabad.

Over 1,000 developers from across 20 states had signed up to participate in the sixth edition of "Yahoo! Hack India" from July 13, of which 250 best hackers have been selected after an entry-level coding challenge.

It is for the first time that Yahoo! 'Hack India' event is being organised in Hyderabad city, Andhra Pradesh as well as the first event in India hosted outside Bangalore.

What is the event all about? Here, these hackers will participate in the two-day event which brings forth a series of technical workshops, followed by a non-stop 24 hours of coding Hackathon. The two-day event involves a hacking competition using a great collection of new web tools, services and APIs (Application Programmable Interface), as well as data from around the web.

The source said "This year will see two external hack events by Yahoo! in India, one in Hyderabad and another in Bangalore later in this year. The event brings together programmers, developers, designers from across the industry, start ups and students from the top technical universities."

'Hack India' event for Varsity Students

"Hackers team up to turn their ideas into a working prototype, or hack as it's called in just 24 hours. It gives developers a chance to work together and build applications and product ideas from scratch using market-leading technologies from Yahoo! as well as other technologies, to develop something cool that can potentially solve a real-world problem that impacts Internet users," source added.

However, this is a challenging event among the industry and students of top universities. Students seem to be more excited and prepared to take part in the event.

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