Yahoo! India R&D, a subsidiary of American internet corporation Yahoo! Inc on Saturday announced that the sixth edition of Yahoo! Hack India will be held inÂ HyderabadÂ on July 13 and 14, 2013.
This will be Yahoo!â€™s first hack event in India hosted outside Bangalore, where Yahoo! has its second largest R&D center, the company said.
Due to the overwhelming response from developers across India in the last 5 years, Yahoo! decided to expand its hack events to cover more Indian cities over the next few years. This year will see two external hack events by Yahoo! in India, one in Hyderabad and one in Bangalore later in the year, it said.
Yahoo! Hack India brings together programmers, developers, designers from across the industry, start ups and students from the top tech universities in India. Over 1,000 developers from across 20 states in India signed up to participate in Yahoo! Hack in Hyderabad, of which 250 bestÂ hackersÂ have been selected after an entry-level coding challenge.These hackers will now participate in the two-day event which brings forth a series of technical workshops, followed by a nonstop 24-hour coding Hackathon.
Â “This year we expect hackers to build experiences with a mobile-first approach, focusing on high-impact apps and dynamic mobile web experiences that people are excited to use every day,â€ said Hari Vasudev, vice president and head of Yahoo! India R&D. Â Hyderabad has world class tech talent with an extremely engaged developer community, according to him.