Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Yahoo's hack day

Yahoo held an event call "hack day" which sounds very much like an Indie Game Jam on steroids, for developers to come in and build mashup apps over a 24 hour period. 54 apps were submitted by 500 developers.

As Guy Kawasaki points out: It's a brilliant marketing effort. It's a brilliant incubation event. It's probably got some benefit for HR too.

One thing he didn't point out, but that TechCrunch does: Of the 54 prototypes delivered, the winner, called "Blogging in Motion" was developed by an all-girl team!

Way to buck the statistics and stereotypes, ladies!

1 comment:

chaca said...

Nintendo's mistake is the high price of the second controller, which is expected to cost around (controller + nunchuk. That's around the of the console itself, and more than the cost of buying another game.