Yahoo Open Hack Europe – The Winners

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Avem si lista cu castigatorii din cadrul evenimentului. Inainte de asta insa vreau sa ii felicit si sa le spun acelasi lucru pe care l-au spus si altii. Toti sunteti castigatori dar cum nu aveau premii pentru toti. De asemenea am facut rost si de cateva date interesante legate de bauturile consumate de cei 350 de participanti in cele doua zile de competitie: 1090 de doze de Red Bull, 435 litri de Pepsi si 25 kg de cafea.

Categoria: Best Messenger Hack

Nume Proiect: Yahoo! Social Programming

Descriere: A Eclipse plug-in based on Yahoo Messenger API that enables programmers around the world to share their code in real-time.

Echipa: Corabia Nebunilor (Cristi Staicu, Liana Lupsa, Sandra Serbanescu, Horia Radu)

Categoria: Best Yahoo! product enhancement

Nume Proiect: TheBatMail


TheBatMail is a web app (Yahoo Mail App) that integrates directly into Yahoo! Mail. Our app has 3 main featurers or hacks if you want: threaded discussions, social discovery and email editing.

Echipa: The BatMen (Lucian Todea, Constantin Tovisi, Mircea Soaica, Stefan Rusu)

Categoria: Best Hack for Social Good

Nume Proiect: Map of Deforested Areas of Romania

Descriere: A program that makes possible the identification of forest cuts, working with satellite images. This application will be used by the general public (crowd sourced) and checked by the organizers (environmental NGO) in order to build the first public inventory of deforested areas in the country. The complete report drawn from the application will be used to notify the authorities, and the media, so that the situation be checked and cleared up officially.

Echipa: We plant good deeds in Romania! (Emilian Losneanu, Dragos Barbu, Liana Buzea, Florin Buga)

Categoria: Best Mashup

Nume Proiect: Ymotion

Descriere: Ymotion helps you get the an idea about the mood of your audience at a presentation or in a touristic place by leveraging face detection and face gestures recognition techniques.

Echipa: The Guys (Andrei Blaj, Lucian Hutanu, Alexandru Rada, Catalin Morosan)

Categoria: Best Local Hack

Nume Proiect: Tourist Guide

Descriere: Tourist guide finds the most popular objectives to be visited. The popularity is based on the number of pictures from flickr, foursquare, gowalla and panoramio near the place the visitor is. The application also finds the best route between the objectives and shows it.

Echipa: Javascript Team (Gabriel Munteanu, Alexandru Bardas, Alexandru Topliceanu, Marian Posaceanu)

Categoria: Best BOSS Hack

Nume Proiect: Take a Hike

Descriere: A tool to help people see who they’re voting for. It tracks movement through the political partys for the current politicians, shows stats and other useful information.

Echipa: Plan 9 (Alexandru Badiu)

Categoria: Hacker’s Choice

Nume Proiect: The Yahoo! Farm – „Cloud Data in Your BedRoom”

Echipa: The RoboFun Team (Viorel Spinu, Constantin Craciun, Ionut Cotoi, Alexandru Stefanica)


This farm house uses a series of APIS to tell the user the weather, if there are new emails, and how many friends are online. The windmill and backdrop depend on the weather, the sheep are the number of online friends, and the lighted tree represents the number of new emails.

Categoria: Best in Show pentru prezentarea a 3 hackuri realizate in 24 de ore

Castigator: Alexandru Badiu

  1. – Take a Hike (detalii mai sus)
  2. – Quick info – Quick info uses Yahoo BOSS and YQL to quickly pull information about a particular subject from various sources.
  3. – Playlist-O-Matic – Generates music playlists based on your various inputs