Facebook has made an open invitation for developers to participate in the company’s online hackathon. The objective: to find solutions that help strengthen communities and that have a social impact.
In the invitation, the company stressed that it believes amazing things happen when innovators come together with passion and purpose. Facebook also expressed his enthusiasm to welcome developers to continue learning, building, and growing in these types of challenges.
Winning teams can win cash prizes and Oculus virtual reality headsets.
Augmented Reality Hackathon
Facebook invited developers to create with Spark AR, their augmented reality tool. Spark AR has templates and libraries that will allow newbies to create their first effects and invites developers to build more interactive experiences with this technology.
In the hackathon, participants will also have access to tutorials and resources that help them develop their projects. The company ensures that many participants will be selected to receive cash prizes and Oculus virtual reality products.
In addition to the cash prize, the first-place winners will have the opportunity to be in a 30-minute meeting with a Facebook engineer.
In a call for both beginners and experts, Facebook invited developers to enhance the messaging experience with some of the following features: handover protocols, One-time notifications, private messages, and quick responses.
In addition to having the opportunity to showcase their skills, developers will be able to connect with a global community and benefit from educational resources to improve.
Natural language AI hackathon with Wit.ai
Lastly, Facebook invites developers to build advanced artificial intelligence solutions, focused primarily on natural language processing.
In this hackathon, Facebook encourages developers to create solutions that enhance the Wit.ai platform.
Facebook ensures that this does not require an AI / ML developer to create powerful experiences that involve natural language processing.
As a bonus, participants will have the opportunity to connect with a global community of developers with similar ideas.
How to participate in Facebook hackathon?
Developers who want to participate in the Facebook hackathon must upload a demo video on Facebook Video, Youtube, Vimeo, or Youku of about two minutes, showing how the application works step by step, and available in English.
The mobile or web application must have a way to access it so that it can be tested and evaluated.
Finally, participants must register a participation form before the deadline, which is June 24.
In the presentation, participants should explain how Facebook products helped them find a solution to their developments.
So far, more than 5,000 people have already registered. What are you waiting to participate in?