Yahoo! Developer Day Sept. 29: Speaker & Workshop Schedule

By YUI TeamSeptember 22nd, 2006

October 6 update: We’ve posted videos from two of the featured speaker sessions last at the Yahoo Developer Day:

Yahoo! is abuzz with excitement about the upcoming Developer Day/Hack Day, open to the public (request an invitation here), next Friday and Saturday (9/29-9/30). Rumors have leaked about mind-bendingly cool musical guests, fabulous prizes, and hacks coming from far and wide (eg, Australia!).

I can’t confirm any rumors today (check out the event’s blog to stay up-to-date on those), but I can confirm the full schedule for Friday’s workshops and sessions. Note: You can click on sessions in the schedule below for more information about individual speakers and topics.

API Focus: Featured Speakers: YUI Workshops: Workshops & Un-Conference Style Sessions:
10 a.m. The Yahoo! Mail Platform:
Ryan Kennedy
Step Away from the Computer: Why Virtual Communities Take It Offline
Andy Baio
Hands On: CSS Reset, Fonts and Grids Hacking with Accessibility in Mind (Why Should You Mind?):
Victor Tsaran
11 a.m. Maps API:
Vince Maniago / Mirek Grymuza / Chuck Freedman
An Inconvenient API: The Theory of the DOM
Douglas Crockford
Hands On: The YUI Animation Utility Hands On: Write a Yahoo! Messenger Plug-in Today
noon- 1 p.m. get lunch
1-2 p.m. Yahoo! Developer Day Keynote (plenary)
Bradley Horowitz

2:30 p.m.

The Flickr API:
Cal Henderson
Web 2.0: Getting It Right the Second Time Around
Matt Sweeney
Hands On: The YUI Menu Control Mash-Up Fundamentals: Build a Proxy-Free Search Application In Under An Hour:
Kent Brewster
3:30 p.m. Exceptional Performance:
Steve Souders / Tenni Theurer
Getting Rich with PHP 5
Rasmus Lerdorf
Hands On:The YUI Panel & Dialog Controls Hands On: The YUI Event Utility
4:30 p.m. ZoneTag & 15 min talks by Jeannie Yang and Gordon Luk The New Hacker’s Toolkit: Ten Things You Need to Know to Be Ready to Hack in the Ecosystem
Iain Lamb
Hands On: The YUI Connection Manager Hands On: Using Yahoo! APIs in Flash
5:30 Hack Day Begins!
As we move out of the formal Developer Day sessions, we’ll transition into the Hack Day festivities — including great hackers, groovy entertainment, and a few surprises along the way.
The Yahoo! Mail Platform

Ryan Kennedy, lead engineer on Yahoo! Mail web services

Ryan KennedyYahoo! Mail is more than an application now, it’s a platform. Learn how to use the new Yahoo! Mail Web Service for building entirely new applications on a powerful platform for sending, retrieving and searching mail.

Step Away from the Computer: Why Virtual Communities Take It Offline

Andy Baio, co-founder of

Andy BaioEvery form of virtual community eventually tries to meet in the real world, to various degrees of success. Why do some communities meet offline so easily and others never do? Andy Baio, creator and co-founder of, uses case studies and original interviews to try to understand this question. From the telegraph and ham radio to Digg and Yelp, he’ll discuss the critical factors and best practices to get users out of the house and connecting in meatspace.

YUI Hands-on Session: CSS Reset, Fonts & Grids

Nate Koechley, author of the YUI CSS Reset, Fonts and Grids resources

Nate KoechleyCSS Reset, Fonts and Grids provide the CSS foundation upon which Yahoo! is building its future products — a foundation that allows for semantic, search-engine-optimized, accessible, progressively-rendered and font-scalable pages of significant variety and complexity. No single CSS solution is right for all developers and projects, but we’re sharing our recipe going forward in hopes that others will find it useful and that it will contribute to the ongoing conversation about how to build semantic, scalable web-applications. In this workshop, the author of this platform, Nate Koechley, will take you through a series of use cases in which Reset, Fonts and Grids are deployed in the solution of realistic layout problems.

Hacking with Accessibility in Mind (Why Should You Mind?)

Victor Tsaran, Yahoo! accessibility evangelist

Victor TsaranIn this workshop we will look at several challenges that web 2.0 can present to its consumers if code development is done in haste and without proper symantic considerations. Not all users choose to use the mouse and not all of them may find drag-and-drop slow enough to respond in a timely fashion. So what’s a hacker to do?

We will begin with a quick-pace introduction into assistive technology and then testcase several of Yahoo!’s interaction models to demonstrate how easy-to-use they may be for some users and difficult or impossible for others.

Come and hear this talk before you dive into hacking!

Using Yahoo! Local Services to Power Your Application

Vince Maniago, Mirek Grymuza, and Chuck Freedman, Yahoo! Local and Yahoo! Maps engineers

Vince Maniago, Mirek Grymuza, and Chuck FreedmanIn this session we’ll explore Yahoo! Maps as the display platform for Yahoo!’s Local content offerings. Yahoo! Local’s lead developers will dive into the highlights of the latest Flash & AJAX Maps APIs and review numerous Local APIs like Local Search, Upcoming Events and the geocoder.

An Inconvenient API: The Theory of the DOM

Douglas Crockford, Yahoo! JavaScript architect

Douglas CrockfordThe drama of web-services hacks often plays out on the canvas of the web browser as a dynamic assembly of information within the browser’s Document Object Model — a model not originally intended to support intensive GUI development. But the DOM API has proven both resilient and problematic in some surprising ways. Yahoo!’s leading JavaScript architect and JSON inventor Douglas Crockford will give you a introduction to the DOM and some valuable advice about how to avoid “hitting the wall” of performance in DOM-centric application development.

YUI Hands-on Session: Animation Utility

Matt Sweeney, author of the YUI Animation Utility and Dom Collection

Matt SweeneyAnimation can be a powerful tool in the creation of learnable, intuitive rich interfaces. It can also add a degree of polish and smoothness that helps separate classy interfaces from also-rans. The YUI Animation Utility makes animation of DOM elements’ visual properties a snap, whether singly or in custom combinations. This workshop, led by the Animation Utility’s author, will introduce you to the core concepts and interfaces of this powerful component and its core classes.

YUI Hands-on Session: Event Utility

Adam Moore, author of the YUI Event, Drag & Drop, Slider, & TreeView components

Adam MooreEvent-driven programming in the browser requires, at the most basic level, a tool that normalizes eccentric cross-browser behaviors and helps to mitigate patterns that lead to memory leaks in some mainstream browsers. The YUI Event Utility is a rich toolkit for creating and managing DOM event listeners, refining event-handler access to event-object properties and methods, and for creating “custom events” that publish interesting moments in your own applications to subscribers throughout the page context. Adam Moore, the Event Utility’s author, will use this workshop time to work through some common use cases for the Event Utility’s core elements.

Yahoo! Developer Day Keynote

Bradley Horowitz, Yahoo! Head of Product Strategy

Bradley HorowitzIn our only plenary session of the day, Yahoo!’s Product Strategy chief Bradley Horowitz will discuss the ecosystem created by the diverse family of Yahoo web services. Stay tuned for a future blog post for more on Bradley’s talk.

The Flickr API

Cal Henderson, Flickr Engineering Manager

Cal HendersonFlickr became an icon of the new breed of web applications for many reasons, but one significant element of Flickr’s success was its API. Flickr welcomed developers into the fold and made it possible to harness the beauty and power of the collective photostream in diverse applications. Cal Henderson of Flickr will introduce you to the Flickr API and to many of the uniquely compelling opportunities it creates.

Web 2.0: Getting It Right the Second Time Around

Matt Sweeney, Author of the YUI Animation Utility and Dom Collection

Matt SweeneyIn the past, HTML was pushed to do things that it was not originally designed to do. Now that CSS and JS have evolved to the point that they can be cleanly seperated from the markup layer, HTML can return to simply describing the document’s content, letting CSS and JS control presentation and behavior. This allows the content to be self-sufficient; any HTML user agent can interpret the content if marked up correctly. This means that the same content can be presented in many different styles, with many different behaviors. When done correctly, this enables 100% access and simplifies testing and maintenance. When done incorrectly, users are blocked from accessing content, testing takes much longer, and maintenance time increases. This talk will focus on strategies for architecting HTML/CSS/JS systems to take full advantage of the power of each layer.

YUI Hands-on Session: The Menu Control

Todd Kloots, author of the YUI Menu Control

Todd KlootsMenus are often the core navigation for a web site or application. As such they should be easy to use and accessible to all users regardless of how they choose to navigate: via their keyboard, mouse or with the help of a screen reader. The YUI Menu controls were designed with these goals in mind and make it easy to create application-style fly-out menus, customizable context menus, or navigation-style menu bars with (or without) existing markup and just a small amount of scripting. In this one-hour class, Todd Kloots, author of the YUI Menu family of controls, will cover the basics of the YUI Menu API and present several design patterns for developing navigation centered around accessibility and Progressive Enhancement.

Mash-Up Fundamentals: Build a Proxy-Free Search Application In Under An Hour

Kent Brewster, Technical Evangelist, Yahoo! Developer Network

Kent BrewsterEver wonder how those sweet little instant-search boxes work? Here’s your chance to find out! In just under an hour, you’ll create, test, and run your very own search application, powered by Yahoo!’s open Search APIs. (And if you’re not careful, you may learn something useful about structured HTML, CSS, and object-oriented programming.)

Things to Bring: a laptop, a text editor, a Web browser, and a connection to the Internet.

Things to Check Out Before You Arrive: the Search section on the Yahoo! Developer Network, and SpiffY!Search, one working example of this sort of thing.

Exceptional Performance

Steve Souders and Tenni Theurer, Yahoo! Exceptional Performance

Steve Souders and Tenni TheurerHow do you build a lightning fast hack? Come meet the people responsible for providing a center of expertise to improve performance across all Yahoo! products worldwide. How much of the end user’s time is spent requesting the HTML document? What percentage of users have an empty cache on Yahoo! Front Page? What should you keep in mind to ensure your hack is optimized for performance? Find out the answers to these questions and more at this session.

Getting Rich with PHP 5

Rasmus Lerdorf, Yahoo! platform architect and PHP creator

Rasmus LerdorfPHP has become amazingly popular due to its simple pragmatic approach to solving the web problem. As the web evolves and users demand even more dynamic web applications, the need for PHP keeps growing. People want richer web applications, they want AJAX, JSON and client-side magic to turn what used to be a series of linked pages into something resembling a desktop application.

In this talk Rasmus will cover the basic building blocks PHP 5 provides for building the backend of a rich web application and how to interact with client-side Javascript libraries and a variety of web services. There will be a heavy focus on performance with benchmarks and tips along the way.

YUI Hands-on Session: The Panel & Dialog Controls

Steven Peterson, author of the YUI Container and Calendar components

Steven PetersonThe age of pop-up blockers has, for many developers, meant the death of dialoging or messaging in context, requiring separate pages for gathering or displaying even the simple information. In-page panels and dialogs, built within the DOM, provide an alternative to pop-ups and can reopen the possiblity of contextual windows that either add information to the interface or gather additional information from the user. Two YUI components, Panel and Dialog (part of the Container family of controls), are dedicated to helping you address these implementation cases. In this workshop, Container author Steven Peterson will guide you through the fundamentals of creating, configuring and managing your Panels and Dialogs.

Write a Yahoo! Messenger Plug-in Today

Xavier Legros of Yahoo!’s Messenger team

Xavier LegrosGot some HTML and JS skills? Got Flash and maybe some COM/Win32? Want to write a collaborative piece of software that integrates with Messenger? Then you’ll want to attend this class and learn some quick tricks to get you started writing Messenger Plug-ins. The coolest plug-ins will have the opportunity to be hosted on Yahoo! so you can share your creation with some 66+ million users!

ZoneTag and

Jeannie Yang of ZoneTag and Gordon Luk, co-founder of

Jeannie Yang and Gordon LukZoneTag: Hack with Mobile Photo Capture — Simply by Writing a Web Service! ZoneTag uploads your cameraphone photos to Flickr, tags your cameraphone photos with location tags and suggests likely tags for your photos, making it easy to add tags from your phone and even easier for you to find the photos later. For Hack Day, ZoneTag is opening its Action Tags framework so that you can hack up a web service, hook it up to an Action Tag and in a matter of minutes create a mobile cameraphone hack without having to do any painful mobile programming. The best ZoneTag/Action Tags hack gets a Bluetooth GPS device. Jeannie Yang of the ZoneTag team will give you an introduction to ZoneTag and show you how to hook up your hack to the ZoneTag Action Tags framework to create your own cameraphone photo application. Using the Events API, hackers can rapidly add custom events capabilities to their projects with a minimum of fuss. Working with events can be a complicated topic, so Gordon Luk, co-founder of, will show a general approach and explain the fine points of events hack design.

The New Hacker’s Toolkit: Ten Things You Need to Know to Be Ready to Hack in the Ecosystem

Iain Lamb, Yahoo! DHTML/AJAX evangelism team, former Oddpost engineer

LambThe past five years have seen the emergence of significant new trends in what it means to “hack” in a networked world. Paul Rademacher’s brilliant HousingMaps project broke new ground, reverse-engineering the Google Maps API and marrying it to Craigslist real estate listings, with a result so fundamentally useful that it transcended even the substantial virtues of the services on which it was built. It was a great moment for hackers, who had been mashing things up for decades; and the subsequent storm of mashups has brought the hacker back to center of the software-development fold.

In this new world of ecosystem-based hacking, however, a world of new skills and techniques is required. Iain Lamb, one of the original developers of Oddpost and now a member of Yahoo!’s elite DHTML/AJAX evangelism team, provides in this talk a guide to the new hacking landscape, including a top-ten list of literacies and techniques that we need to master to be full participants in hacking’s ecosystem age.

YUI Hands-on Session: The Connection Manager (AJAX)

Thomas S. Sha, author of the YUI Connection Manager

Thomas S. ShaFrom Oddpost to Google Maps, some of the most important milestones in web development over the past five years have shared a common ingredient: The use of in-page HTTP requests to create “persistent interfaces” that endure while the user interacts with, adds, and enhances data. Driven by non-standard XMLHttpRequest interface pioneered by Microsoft, these kinds of applications are now supported by all major browsers. The YUI Connection Manager is designed to help you take advantage of the power of asynchronous, in-page HTTP requests while insulating your application from some of the browser eccentricities that can arise when interacting directly with the various browser implementations. In this one-hour workshop, YUI team director and Connection Manager author Thomas S. Sha will give you a brief introduction to the Connection Manager and is use.

Using Yahoo! APIs in Flash

Allen Rabinovich of Yahoo!’s Flash platform team and Chuck Freedman of Yahoo! Maps

Allen Rabinovich and Chuck FreedmanIn this workshop, two of Yahoo!’s premier Flash developers will guide you through three sample Flash applications that utilize the Yahoo APIs. The three sample applications will include a Flash-based Yahoo Maps client (simplified), a Flickr Photo Viewer, and an Event Viewer. For each of the applications, we’ll describe in detail what tools the you’ll need in order to leverage the Yahoo APIs; we’ll also explore how the API functionality integrates into the Flash environment. Note: The applications explored in this workshop will be written in ActionScript 2; some familiarity with the Flash technology and the language will be required.

Obviously, there’s a lot in store for those of you who are planning to drop by for the Developer Day talks during the day on Friday (note: you can request an invitation for that part of the event only if you know you won’t be able to stay on into the weekend). The speaker includes talks by some of Yahoo!s most accomplished engineers and the sessions cover a wide range of APIs and other hack-related topics. YUI small-group, hands-on sessions fill one room and spill into a second, and our Matt Sweeney is giving one of the featured talks (now scheduled for 2:30 p.m.). See you Friday…


  1. [...] For information, see the Hack Day main site and blog, and my original post announcing it. Chad Dickerson, who runs Yahoo’s developer network, also has a couple of posts up about Hack Day on his personal blog. The Yahoo UI blog has a post up today with additional information, including a schedule. Robert Scoble, who was also in the lunchtime briefing, wrote about it as well. [...]

  2. [...] We’ve just posted the schedule for the “workshops portion” of Open Hack Day, part of the first of our HackDay events to be open to the public. [...]

  3. Would be great to have podcast/webcasts of these sessions for those of us who love the YUI but cannot attend.

  4. [...] Developer Day, Friday from 9-5, is packed with 20 sessions across four tracks. They are not to be missed: Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP will be giving a talk. So is Iain Lamb, (an Ajax/DHTML pioneer who co-founded Oddpost which evolved into the new Yahoo! Mail product). JavaScript guru Douglas Crockford will be dropping knowledge, as will many others. Web-celeb and Flickr’s chief software architect Cal Henderson will be speaking. The plenary is by none other than Yahoo!’s VP of Product Strategy, Bradley Horowitz, (a very rare opportunity to hear him speak [for free]). Most of the authors of the open-source YUI Library will be guilding hands-on sessions dedicated to many YUI components (I’ll be teaching a hands-on session about YUI’s three CSS components. [...]

  5. [...] 詳しくはHack Dayのメインのサイトかブログへ。拙ブログのオリジナルの告知はこちら。Yahooの開発者ネットワークを運営するChad Dickersonも何回か個人ブログでHack Dayのことは書いているし、Yahoo UIブログにも今日、日程などの最新情報が出ている。今日ランチタイム・ブリーフィングに来ていたRobert Scobleも書いていたようだね。 [...]

  6. [...] If you’re living in the Bay Area, and you’re interested in web development, you really owe it to yourself to make it to my employer’s Open Hack Day. In the afternoon, I’ll be giving a brief talk about how to build out quick hacks using the Events API. You can check out the full schedule of Friday presentations, and if you decide to come, send a request to attend. [...]

  7. [...] * Go to Yahoo Developer Network to start playing with the APIs * More Details on Yahoo Hack Day from TechCrunch * View the presentation and event schedule [...]

  8. [...] Until now we didn’t know the agenda, but the YUI blog has posted a full schedule. Should be a great opportunity to learn about the full gamut of Yahoo APIs and apply that knowledge while hacking through the night. [...]

  9. [...] It is a great opportunity to get to know the people behind Yahoo! products and get in-depth training about the YUI and the other APIs. to see who you are going to miss if you cannot go. [...]

  10. [...] For information, see the Hack Day main site and blog, and my original post announcing it. Chad Dickerson, who runs Yahoo’s developer network, also has a couple of posts up about Hack Day on his personal blog. The Yahoo UI blog has a post up today with additional information, including a schedule. Robert Scoble, who was also in the lunchtime briefing, wrote about it as well. [...]

  11. I can already feel an adrenaline rush :)
    Nag .B

  12. [...] It’s time to get your groove on and prepare for Yahoo’s first ever public Hack Day, a 24-hour extravaganza of mash-up madness. If you were considering going but weren’t really sure what was in it for you, Friday’s workshop schedule has been posted over at the Yahoo! Interface blog. There will be lots of stuff for both budding and accomplished publishers. Oh, and it’s free! [...]

  13. Hack Day Preview and Notes…

    Things are crazy in YDN (Yahoo! Developer Network) Central on the 2nd floor of building B this week. Really crazy. We’re all juggling about 1,000 balls each to get ready for Hack Day. Given that I should be writing docs, looking at some code, making …

  14. [...] Hackday – Final Countdown By Dan It’s getting close! A little over two days are left before we kick off the Yahoo Hack Day! A lot has been written, the guest list / registration will close very soon and we are about to buckle up and go on the ride! There will be classes on Friday during the day ranging from social networks to performance, and in the evening we will have a huge performance that goes way beyond all the usual corporate music gigs, you name it. People are already speculating and we will see who gets it right at the end. [...]

  15. [...] Yahoo Hackday is this Friday – 30th Sep. I’ve signed up for it , and willing to clear a day of time off from work just to attend this conference. I want to get this invitation! For those who have no idea what this event is about – The goal of Yahoo Hackday is that they want to get developers to develop simple hacks using information from existing Yahoo applications that makes our lives easier. At the end of a day’s workshop – Developers/Hackers will work on applications built upon the Yahoo’s programming interface. You can follow up on the progress of their development through the hackday blog. [...]

  16. Up and Coming PHP5 Goodies…

    Not to be outdone by the Flickr Announcement a few hours ago, the Upcoming team has some API gifts for Hack Day: First off, here’s our New PHP5-compatible API Wrapper. It’s a pretty early release, so i’ve put up a……

  17. Tommorow: Yahoo Open Hack Day…

    Tonight I’m in San Jose. I’m here for Yahoo! Hack Day. Actually, it’s two days. Tomorrow is an all-day developer workshop which will then be followed by 24 hrs of hacking, partying (special guests?!?!) and camping (on the yahoo lawn). I’m excit…

  18. [...] Here’s the agenda for the day. [...]

  19. Wow, really hate to miss this event. Looks great!

  20. [...] I’m hanging out at Yahoo! Hack Day, an overnight coding and camping event taking place at the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale. Yes, geeks from all over North America will be pitching tents on the nicely manicured Yahoo! lawn. Previously, Hack Day, has been an internal event only, for Yahoo! engineers and developers, but this time the event’s host, Yahoo! Developer Network, is opening it up to the outside as well, which I think is a really smart move by them. The speaker and workshop schedule is quite impressive. Of course I’m shooting photos of this massive geekfest. Photos from Yahoo! Hack Day [...]

  21. Beck is a Yahoo (!)…

    Word is out…Beck is performing at Yahoo! Hack Day tonight. Should be a great show. I hope to see all you hackers, wizards and geeks there! I won’t be there…I’ve got a sick family to take care of this weekend….

  22. Yahoo Hack Day…

    I spent this weekend at Yahoo’s open Hack Day and it was an incredible event. Inspired by past internal hack days, the folks at the Yahoo Developer Network decided to hold an event open to the public. For most of……

  23. Yahoo Hack Day…

    I spent this weekend at Yahoo’s open Hack Day and it was an incredible event. Inspired by past internal…

  24. Yahoo! Hack! Day! results! (and bad album art)…

    Oy-yez! It’s IT Blogwatch, in which Yahoo! holds a Hack Day. Not to mention the museum of bad album covers……

  25. [...] The workshops have started . From the casual chats I had with everyone around me, it seems like everyone had a pretty good idea on what meshup to do. Ideas sprouted in my head when I was attending the workshops. The interesting thing taught during the workshop was that Yahoo has released the browser based authentication (BBA) API. It means a user can log in any web application equipped with the BBA using their Y! login ID and password. Now that brings power to the web developer. You save the trouble of handling user data, and yet gain access to millions of users from the Y! network. [...]

  26. [...] We’ve talked about Hack Day so much in the past week (because it was really fun) that I’m sure many of you are feeling left out and wishing that you had been able to make it. So, first, bottle up all of those feelings deep down to save for the next time we have one of these things — you should attend! And second, volunteers recorded and published two sessions from the Developer Day, where some of our finest Yahoo!s covered technological topics near and dear to their hearts. The wonders of video on the web, it’s like you were right there! That should tide you over for a bit. [...]

  27. [...] Yahoo! held a Yahoo Developer Day, aka Yahoo Hack Day, on September 29th, where a number of presentations were held on best practices for development and design. [...]

  28. [...] 지난 9월 29일에는 Yahoo! Hackday가 열렸습니다. 야후! 개발자 네트웍에 속한 서드파티 개발자들을 초청해 야후의 오픈 API를 소개하는 워크샵과 이를 이용해 하루 밤동안 코드 페스트벌 형식의 이벤트를 진행하는 형식을 가진 행사입니다. 우수한 아이디어에 대한 시상도 하구요. [...]

  29. Any chance of posting videos (or screencasts like Dustin Diaz has produced) of the “Hands On” sessions from the day.

    Videos are by far and away the best & fasted way to get up the learning curve for this amazing library ….

    I wonder if there are there any other sources of video trainings/tutorials on YUI that are easily available?

    Many thanks

  30. Do you think Yahoo! will ever allow it’s users to have unlimited access to blocking spam mail? I have had one of my Yahoo! email addresses for about 10 years and the spam mail is up to about 100 a day. It’s annoying, it’s being filtered, and it’s unstoppable! I’ve sent in complaint forms, help forms, emails, reported violations . . . I’ve tried it all and so far, I cannot stop the onslaught! Please, please, please, please, for the love of all that is digital, please give Yahoo! users access to unlimited email address blocking. I’m already paying for internet access, I shouldn’t have to pay for peace and privacy.

  31. Chad — Not sure on the feature set of upcoming Mail releases, but I do think getting involved in Yahoo! hack days and mingling with Yahoo! developers is a good way to get their attention. -EM

  32. Barbara Gilmore said:
    December 7, 2006 at 5:54 am

    I have no idea if I should use this spot to comment or not, but here goes. I have huge concerns about the new Yahoo Mail Beta. The font is so tiny that I can’t begin to read it. I have M.S. which affects vision but that’s my problem. However since I live in a nursing home (I’m much too young to be here!!) my computer is my window to the outside world. And if I can’t read my mail I’ve got a real problem. Has there been any other complaints or concerns about this? I have tried the new mail a few times, looking good, but I always had to switch back. Comments to me by email please? Thanks so much, Barb G

  33. Can anywayone tell me if the is a way to tell if a Yahoo! Mail user has blocked my email address? Please send your response to . Thank you.

  34. @Barbara: I have asked Yahoo! Mail Customer Care to contact you directly.

    @Paulie: The best way for you to pursue your inquiry would be through the help links within Mail. The YUI team (which maintains this blog) does not have visibility into the workings of the mail client; sorry about that. – Regards, Eric

  35. As Eric said, this isn’t the place to discuss Yahoo! Mail. The help pages are available here. Additionally, we have a blog that we update and a Yahoo! Group where a bunch of users get together.

  36. question for Allen Rabinovich and Chuck Freedman:

    Where can I download the sample Flash code you discussed at this event?

    Also, is there sample Flash code that uses the web services to read Yahoo Mail (premium?) messages?

  37. The code for the sample Flickr application is on, as are many other samples of Flash apps that use Yahoo! content.

    We currently don’t have a Flash example based on Yahoo! Mail APIs, but we’ll look into providing one.

  38. Flash Dude, for maps you can find all flash code and tutorials here:

    I also have a book out for building Yahoo! Maps Mashups:

    Enjoy developing with Yahoo! Maps and please direct all support questions to:

  39. [...] Full schedule for the Developer Day presentations and workshops can be found elsewhere on YUIBlog; check out the Hack Day website and the Hack Day Blog as well for [...]

  40. [...] developer Matt Sweeney gave one of the featured talks at last week’s Developer Day sessions leading into Hack Day. Matt, who has authored the YUI’s Animation Utility and most of the Dom [...]