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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Facebook Hacker Cup

Hackathon has become a culture to Facebook team. Also it was one of the method used when Mark Z were looking for interns for The Facebook. Well you can get more idea how it looks like if you watch The Social Network movie. They still holding the hackathon within the engineers from time to time to pursue some new ideas. Endless stock of foods & Red Bulls were provided during the all night hackathon. Mark Z believes that great ideas come from an all night attempt.

Recently Facebook announced that they will holding it first Hacker Cup where all hackers around the world can join. Here is some of the info of the event, 

  • What: An annual algorithmic programming contest open to hackers from around the world.
  • Where: Three online rounds with the finals at Facebook's headquarters in California.
  • When: Registration opens December 20th with the three online rounds occurring throughout January 2011. World finals to follow.
  • Finals: We'll pay to fly and accommodate the top 25 hackers from the 3rd online round out to our campus.
  • Prizes: Of course! $5,000 USD and title as world champion to the top hacker, $2,000 for 2nd place, $1,000 for 3rd, and $100 for 4th through 25th. Awesome t-shirts for the top 300 hackers coming out of the second online round.

For more details or fine print, you may click to Facebook Hacker Cup .

If you're up for the challenge, go for it!!!

Have a peek how their all-night hackathon looks like : Facebook Hackathon video