Facebook announced today their annual Facebook Hackathon where programmers from around the world pit their skills against each other to claim a $5,000 and title of the World Champion to the Top Hacker as their prize. Are you up to it?
The Facebook Hackathon consists of three online rounds with their finals taking care at Facebook’s headquarters in California. Each online round will be on three separate dates of January 28th, February 4th, and February 11th with only a certain number of contestants allowed to move forward if successful with the challenge.
Last year’s questions are located here. From the gist of it, it seems you should be familiar with dynamic programming and graph theory. So if you don’t have the slightest clue what they are, time to start studying before the date if you choose to enter!
Are you willing to try it out? Aside from having that great prize, its most likely you’d possibly land a job at Facebook. Facebook has been competing with other tech companies for the best talent around and a hackathon seems to attract the type of people they are looking for.
Heck, it’s 2012. If you haven’t been in a Hackathon now’s the best time to try it out!