Facebook 2011 Hacker Cup
Written by Lucy Black   
Sunday, 12 December 2010

Registration for the Facebook Hacker Cup, a new annual "algorithmic programming contest" which opens on December 20 with a first prize of $5,000 USD and title of "world champion" to the winner of three online rounds and a finals to be held at Facebook HQ in California.

 

Banner

 

This is a contest with a difference. Instead of being asked to write a "killer app" that some company can then go on to market for you while benefiting from the extra developer activity it generates, this one is about algorithms and problem solving.

This contest is bound to attract a lot of participants and so starts on January 7, 2011 with a 72-hour Qualification Round  All registered competitors will be presented with three problems and only those who correctly solve at least 1 problem will advance to the next stage. 

Online Round 1 consists of three subrounds each 3 hours in length held on January 15-16 and the top-scoring 1,000 competitors from each will go forward to Online Round 2.

The 3,000 competitors in Online Round 2 will all compete simultaneously on January 22 and have 3 hours to solve problem set. The top 300 will receive an official Hacker Cup t-shirt and just 25 will advance to the final  round.

 

facebookcs

 

Facebook will fly these  top-scoring competitors to Palo Alto, California, for the final round of competition on March 11 200. The cash prizes to be awarded at this stage are  $5,000 USD for the winner, $2,000 for 2nd place, $1,000 for 3rd, and $100 for 4th through 25th.

 

More information of dates and times::

www.facebook.com/hackercup


Banner


Waterbear Spaceship - Conway's Life
01/03/2015

What do programmers do for fun? Some play code golf, some contribute to open source, but some try to build an alternative universe within Life. Waterbear is an amazing testament to what can be achieve [ ... ]



ASP.NET 5 Cross Platform - But Is It Still ASP?
27/02/2015

Microsoft has announced version 5 of ASP.NET and seems pleased that the 15 year old technology is alive and well - but is it? If you replace the heart, mind and soul of a technology all you have left  [ ... ]


More News

Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 March 2011 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2015 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.