April 2-3 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Yahoo and Hortonworks are pleased to host the 2nd Annual Hadoop Summit, Europe, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community to be held on April 2-3, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The two-day event will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture. This event will also be an excellent networking event for developers, architects, administrators, data analysts and data scientists interested in advancing and extending Apache Hadoop.
Popular sessions include:
The Future of Data
Real time stream classification with Storm
Apache Hadoop YARN : Present and Future
Making Hive Suitable for Analytics Workloads
HBase 0.96 - A report on the current status
Hive + Tez: A performance deep dive
In-memory caching in HDFS: Lower latency, same great taste
Come and listen to Yahoos present the following sessions at the Hadoop Summit this year:
Capacity Planning in Multi-tenant Hadoop Deployments - Amritashwar Lal, Sumeet Singh
Standalone Block Management Service for HDFS - Edward Bortnikov
Real-time streaming classification with Storm - Norman Huang, Jason Lin
You can checkout the full schedule at the Hadoop Summit website.
As a host of this event, Yahoo is pleased to offer you a 20% discount off the registration fee. Enter promo code 14Disc20SponWx to receive your discount.
Register here today!
We recently announced that all Yahoo Mail connections are now encrypted with HTTPS by default.
To support this move, we have also enabled HTTPS access to Yahoo Contacts and Profile APIs.
All developers using the Yahoo Contacts APIs and Profile APIs will need to make the following updates to their API settings by February 27, 2014:
The domain name social.yahooapis.com will remain the same.
As of February 28, 2014, we will limit all access to Yahoo’s Contacts APIs and Profile APIs to secure SSL connections only. No user data will be accessible over HTTP from this date onwards. If you don’t switch the access protocol to HTTPS, your users will not be able to access their Yahoo Contacts / Profile data via your service.
Thank you for supporting us and our users in making the shift to HTTPS.
We take great pains to preserve each demo at Yahoo Hack Days, and Hack Israel was no different.
We are now able to share these great demos with you! We’ve embedded the demo that featured our youngest hacker ever (8 years old), but hope you’ll watch the entire YouTube playlist to see them all.
YDN was proud to host Yahoo Hack Israel in November in Tel Aviv. It was our first hack event in the country, and we were happy to see Israel’s hack community came out in full force.
You can learn more about Yahoo Hack Israel by reading the several recap posts on our blog.
Congratulations to all the hackers who participated in Yahoo Hack Taiwan last month. Over 200 developers and designers were chosen from more than 700 applicants to participate in this year’s event. Hackers divided into 56 teams to create a diverse array of apps. As with all other Yahoo Hack events, Yahoo Hack Taiwan provided plenty of hospitality, including good food, drinks, ping pong, and other details that kept the energy at a high level.
At the end of 24 hours of hacking, 56 hacks were produced and of those, the following winners were chosen:
First Prize: Good Lock - a text message storage and retrieval Web app for reducing distractions and increasing user productivity. If you know Mandarin, check out the hack demo video for more details on the hack. Technologies used included HTML5, font-awesome, iCulture Open API, jQuery, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Yahoo! pure, Flickr, Rails, and YQL. Watch the screencast.
Second Prize: YA TAIKO! - Google Chrome extension that helps you clean away your Yahoo mailbox immediately and integrating a Taiko-like rhythm game with achievement system. Here is the Ya Taiko screencast in Mandarin. Technologies used included the Yahoo Mail Web Service API and the Facebook Feed Dialog API. Watch the screencast.
Honorable Mentions went to two photo hacks that used the Flickr API: FotoFlick and Leak Motion.
Best Student Creative Award: Flickr Land
TMI Creative Award: DuDuBox
Taipei City Government Open Data Application Award: Hanzi Fusion Reactor, iWaiter, and Pulse City Voice
iCulture Art Creative Pioneer Award: ARTOUR
iCulture Art Breakthrough Award: Flickr Land
Hackers’ Choice: Congress Cinema
Best Design Award: iOlder - a volunteer recruitment platform to enable people to help the elderly. Technologies used included iOS.
Yahoo Hack Taiwan rounds out a whirlwind year for Yahoo Hack events that have happened in London, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Hyderabad, and Sunnyvale. We’d like to thank all of the people involved in making Yahoo Hack Taiwan possible, including the organizers, judges, and of course, the hackers.
Until next time!
by Shiv Shankar, Product Manager, Yahoo Mail
As part of our ongoing effort to strengthen our users’ security, we recently announced that we would make all Yahoo Mail connections encrypted with HTTPS by January 8, 2014.
This means that we’re introducing HTTPS for our Yahoo Mail APIs. All developers using our Yahoo Mail APIs will need to make these update to their API settings by December 18, 2013:
The domain name (mail.yahooapis.com) will remain the same.
All non-HTTP API access to Yahoo Mail will be shutdown on December 18, 2013. If you don’t update to HTTPS, your users will not be able to access their Yahoo Accounts via your service.
Thank you for helping Yahoo Mail make the shift to HTTPS.
UPDATE: We have extended this deadline. All non-HTTP API access to Yahoo Mail will now be shut down on January 3, 2014.