Yahoo Open Hackday NYC


Friday night at 10 pm I stopped by Yahoo Open Hackday to say hi to friends and go out for drinks. Open Hackday is a competition where hackers are given 24 hours to hack Yahoo applications. At 1 am, Alicia Gibb and I were at a bar and decided it would be fun to make a Del.icio.us Cake. A cake that displayed information based on information from the website Del.icio.us. From the bar we called Bill Ward and Hillary Mason (still at Yahoo Hackday) and they said that they were on board. In 10 hours we constructed a “Del.icio.us Cake filled with delicious sentiments”. Our cake shows current sentiment (positive, neutral, or negative) for a tag calculated from the content of recent delicious URLs for a tag.

We won best food/hardware hack and had some sweet sweet fun.


photos from Rasmus Lerdorf and Alicia Gibb