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  • Last Updated : 31 May, 2022

Facebook founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with fellow Harvard College students is an American online social network service that is a part of the company Meta Platforms. . Facebook claimed 2.8 billion monthly active users and ranked seventh in global internet usage in the year 2020. Facebook claims 44,942 full-time employees in its workforce in 82 offices spread across the globe.

Facebook through Hackercup

Facebook through Hackercup

Hacker Cup is Facebook’s annual open programming competition. It began in 2011 to create a platform to identify top engineering talent for potential employment at Facebook. It provides a platform for participants around the world to apply problem-solving and algorithmic coding skills to advance through each online round, win prizes, and have a chance to make it to the global finals and win the Hacker Cup and the grand prize.

Eligibility: Anyone who qualifies in the qualification round is eligible to participate in this competition. Although for getting interview calls from Facebook your age should be 18 years or more.

How to apply: To apply you can directly go to Facebook’s official hacker cup link and register there. After registration, you can participate in the qualification round.

Structure: There is one Qualification round, 3 subsequent rounds of contests, followed by the final round.

  • Qualification round: This is one of the easiest rounds of the contest and solving one problem will take you to the next round of the competition. This round lasts for 72 hours.
  • 1st round: This round lasts for about 24 hours and a certain number of points has to be earned to qualify for the next round. The points are disclosed before the start of the round. This round is more difficult than the qualification round.
  • 2nd round: This is a three hours contest and its top 200 performers qualify for the next round and the top 500 win a Facebook hacker cup t-shirt.
  • 3rd round: This is also a three hours contest and its top 25 qualify for the final round competition. Problems get tougher from here on.
  • Final Onsite round: The Top 25 participants from around the world compete for the Facebook Hacker Cup title in this final one of the toughest contests.

Rewards:

Position

Prize Money

1st

$20,000 USD

2nd

$10,000 USD

3rd

$5,000 USD

4th

$3,000 USD

5th

$1,000 USD

6th – 10th

$500 USD

11th – 15th

$300 USD 

16th – 25th

$200 USD

A Facebook Hacker Cup t-shirt will be given to the top 2000 competitors who solve at least one problem in Round 2. The top 200 competitors from Round 3 will have a “Top 200” badge on their shirts.

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