Facebook recently announce from their Facebook Hackathon page, the first ever Hacker cup, where participants will try and solve “algorithmic-based problem statements” and those who are able to solve the problems within the allowed time will qualify to the next round.
All participants will need to join 3 online rounds will run throughout January 2011. The top 25 hackers after 3 online rounds will advance to the Finals and Facebook bring them to the Facebook HQ in in Palo Alto, all expense paid of course.
The world champion will receive a whopping $5000, $2,000 for 2nd place, $1,000 for 3rd, and $100 for the rest of the top 25. Of course we cannot remove the fact that any of the top 25 finalist can be part of the Facebook Team after the Hacker Cup.
So for if you are a developer and want to show your stuff, then you can join. Registration starts on December 20th at http://www.facebook.com/hackercup
The Hackathon or Hacker Cup is an event that is very much similar to Google’s popular Google Code Jam.
Source: Facebook Hackathon
Last modified: December 12, 2010