I’m at a lunch with Yahoo right now talking about next weekend’s Open Hack Day (next Friday and Saturday). This is a lot bigger deal than I expected. Yahoo is opening its corporate doors to any geek who wants to come and code. I wish I could go, but then I’m not really geeky enough (translation: I’ll be at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo. I’m not geeky enough cause I don’t use a compiler. If you do, you should come on down).
It’s free, open to everyone (but you’ll be happier if you like building Web stuff) and you’ll meet all the top coders at Yahoo and they’ll have lots of goodies and entertainment too. If you’re trying to figure out what Yahoo is doing with its various APIs this is a good place to come too.
Where did the “no weapons please” request come from? Well, Chad Dickerson just put a picture up of famous coder Eric S. Raymond who is holding a gun. Eric is welcome, but not with his gun.
This effort was built on top of earlier camps like FOO and BAR and if you build something cool you’ll have a chance to show it off at the end of the weekend and get your peers’ feedback. Maybe even earn yourself a job at Yahoo or get some PR for your work (Geek Entertainment TV will be there).