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Yahoo Open hack 

Let's define Hack - Anything which reduces the effort and make things simple to handle.

It has been over a month since the 5th Yahoo Open Hack Day Bangalore that took place on 11th - 12th August 2012 at Sheraton, Brigade Gateway.

It was overall awesome experience with pool of hackers hacking over night sitting on their bean bags. Though some took power naps, none from our team felt the need.

The excellent hospitality by sherlton and superb yahoo team headed by Anil Patel deserves more than just words of appreciation.

Adding to that was indigo 91.9 covering the entire event nicely and the laser show on the first day. I heard there was some recreation room to refresh the tired minds, sad we didn't used that.

We were a team of 4, Sandeep, Dayanand, Karthik and myself, while karthik took over the front end work along with some efforts from sandeep, others worked on backend taking care of integrating and parsing all the required api's and data. Not to mention we started from scratch and were happy that we were able to complete the application though we happily accepted the idea was not extraordinary.
We integrated Foursquare, Tripadvisor, Google Api's api's, did wierd scrapping to get data from cleartrip and redbus. Cleartrip data for api's is very generated and we could not find api's for red bus.

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Plan your trip

It's all about planning, ever been in a situation where a trip to a alien town has left you with no freaking Idea of how to get there, where to stay, what places you could see or most importantly what the heck to eat? Don you worry Trippyin is Just the thing coming to your rescue.

A one page Application with loads of information
- Flight schedules
- Bus Schedules
- Hotels and Restaurants
- Places to visit
All this in a simple to use UI

So here's the return gift, cool T and bean bag.

Surely next time, gonna come up with a much better kewl idea!!

Bijendra Singh

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.