India's most awesome developer event 'Yahoo Open Hack Day' is back. Here is few tips if you are planning to attend.
On HackDay you need to come up with the hack in just 24 hours of time, Which is short time, so make yourself ready with right tools.
Notepad++( for windows).
Textmate on Mac is fair deal.
Vi (try installing snipmate and other useful vi plugins)
YQL / YUI3 / jQuery
YQL is best things ever invented after AJAX and JSON. YQL has tables for almost all popular ajax/REST APIs on web. Just spend a lil bit of time to understand YQL and I will promise you will have easy time on hack day.
YQL is awesome for doing page scraping. You can also try my hack.
Web Browser (+firebug)
firefox (with firebug/Yslow plugin) is very popular browser among web developers. You can use chrome as well. The whole idea behind having firebug is you will be able to debug your code right in the browser. Chrome developer tool is not bad, you can watch this video to get familiar about it.
Get a Camera, there will several moments to capture.
Do not bring any food , you will get hell lot of that right at the venue.
I have quite a few of hacks posted on my blog they will be a good example of how to quickly create a hack , but they are not winning hacks ;)