Facebook Opens Registration for Second Annual Hacker Cup

Canadian programmers have the opportunity to compete against the world's best for some massive bragging rights and thousands of dollars cash. Facebook has opened registration for its second annual Hacker Cup, the social network's international coding competition. It consists of four online rounds and a final round held at Facebook's headquarters.

The competition begins at the end of this month, with rounds two and three happening in February. 25 competitors will be flown to Facebook's office in Menlo Park, California in March for the final round.

From Facebook:

Hacking is core to how we build at Facebook. Whether we’re building a prototype for a major product like Timeline at a Hackathon, creating a smarter search algorithm, or tearing down walls at our new headquarters, we’re always hacking to find better ways to solve problems.

Programmers from around the world will be judged on accuracy and speed as they race to solve algorithmic problems to advance through up to five rounds of programming challenges. This is your chance to compete against the world’s best programmers for awesome prizes and the title of World Champion.

Register here. For more details, go here. (Oh, and want to get ahead of the competition? Try your hand at the problems from last year's qualification round.)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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