Facebook's Hacker Cup pits engineers against each other in worldwide programming competition

by Knowlton Thomas

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In a world where the connotation of "hacking" is changing from an ominous negative to an encouraged positive. Hacking is a central part of Facebook's culture. Whether it's to build the next product at a Facebook Hackathon or create a smarter search algorithm, the Facebook engineering team is always hacking away.

So it's a natural next step for Facebook to announce its first worldwide Hacker Cup, which will bring engineers from around the world together to compete in a multi-round programming competition. 

Starting on December 20, engineers will be able to register on the Facebook Hacker Cup Page. The online qualification rounds will be held through the month of January to select the top-scoring 25 competitors for the World finals happening at Facebook headquarters in California.

For additional information regarding Facebook Hacker Cup (Registration, Rounds, Prizes, etc.), visit the official Facebook Hacker Cup Page.

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Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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