Kamla Bhatt has been tracking the Hack Day India and posting many interviews and videos. The videos include the demos by the hackers, and here's the video where we present (from minutes 03:10 to 05:09) : Update : And a mention in the Financial Express :)
I was at Yahoo! Open Hack Day at Bangalore on Friday and Saturday. 24 hours of hacking, meeting lots of old friends, and sarcasm unlimited. It doesn't get better than this. 2007-10-05 Fri 02:30 PM Arrived at Taj. Registered myself, got the schwag Met Raghu and discussed the presentation he'll be making on Flex Social … Continue reading Hack Day India
Two days before the BMS College Information Science Department Fest called "Genesis 2007", I received an email from a couple of students asking me to talk about "introduction to open source". Apparently, they were frantically looking for a speaker. Since I'm not the right person for this, I agreed to come only if they didn't … Continue reading Why students and open source?
After a long wait, the Nandini Layout children sponsored by Yahoo! Bangalore Employees get their own school. And I'm so glad to see that the yahoo sense of humor and style remains: Many of these ideas were pitched in by Shivashankari, one of the most passionate yahoos I've ever seen: Note: More schools means a … Continue reading yahoo ishtyle parikrma
Today's my last day at Yahoo!. It's been a great two and a half years. Sadly, it's time to move on. I was just recollecting today about how much history I have here and how many things I'm leaving behind. Moving on is not easy, especially when you're smitten with your first company. I'm gonna … Continue reading Last day
I am getting really addicted to Open Shortcuts in conjunction with the search bar in Firefox. For example, just type !wiki bangalore and it'll search wikipedia for you without having to do the 3-step process of opening wikipedia.org, then entering the search query and clicking on 'go'. You can create your own shortcuts as well. … Continue reading Shortcuts
A couple of weeks ago (on July 7th), we had a YEFI Day at work. YEFI stands for Yahoo! Employee Foundation India. As part of the celebrations, we got the Parikrma kids to come and visit our Yahoo! offices. The Jayanagar children (who see me every Saturday) visited the M G Road office, and as … Continue reading Parikrma kids visit Yahoo!
I just finished reading 'The Search' by John Battelle. What an amazing story to read. Learning about Bill Gross and his IdeaLab alone was worth reading the book, and he still keeps ideating, like Snap.com. Heck, even Picasa came from IdeaLab. There are many tidbits from the book that were interesting, such as about Louis … Continue reading The Search
Some weeks ago, 8 of us yahoos went to Tadiyandamol for trekking. Directions to reach Tadiyandamol : Take the bus from Bangalore to Virajpet. Catch a local bus to Kaikamba, which comes before Kakkabe. From there, you can ask the locals for "raja mane" (King's house) and you can start trekking. To book food at … Continue reading Tadiyandamol
Yahoo! India launches http://in.answers.yahoo.com. So can you answer these questions? Did I do a bad job of raising my son? How can we say that we're alive? When I get off at Bangalore aiport, how much will the elephant ride to my hotel cost? Why do dogs eat cat feces??? How do you stop this … Continue reading Can you answer this?