NY Times Hack Day 2012

Looks like we can’t get enough of the New York Times. After a spectacular day at the NYTimes Open Source Science Fair last month, we’re headed back to midtown Manhattan this Saturday, Dec 8th, for the TimesOpen Hack Day – and this time we’re participating as judges!

Intridea Co-Founder and Board Member, Yoshi Maisami will be on the judges panel and helping dish out prizes. The event promises to bring together developers, designers and broader tech talent in a mashery of laptops, API calls, pizza, soda, crumpled Snickers wrappers, and undoubtedly a few weekend copies of the New York Times.

Over 100 hackers are expected to participate for just under 12 hours of programming, and festivities include lightning rounds, a hardware hacking demo, and neat giveaways. Last year’s Hack Day was a great success, with the New York Times unveiling three new APIs of its own: Events, Semantic, and Geo. We can’t wait to see what neat MVPs come out of Saturday’s event, and if the Times reveals any new APIs of its own once again.

As always, be sure to stay tuned to Intridea’s Twitter stream for updates and visit our blog for a recap.

Good luck to all the hackers. Watch for our posse of Intrideans in green track jackets, and see you at the New York Times Building!