Hacking is a central part of Facebook’s culture. Whether we’re building the next big product at one of our Hackathons or creating a smarter search algorithm, we’re always hacking to find a better way of doing things.
We’re starting the Hacker Cup to bring engineers from around the world together to compete in a multi-round programming competition. Contestants will have to successfully solve algorithmic-based problem statements to advance and are ranked by accuracy and speed.
Thousands will enter, but only one will emerge as world champion.
The 2011 Facebook Hacker Cup is the first annual Facebook programming contest where hackers compete against each other for fame, fortune, glory and a shot at the coveted Hacker Cup.
Many will enter, but only one will claim title as champion and take home the $5,000 USD cash prize and be immortalized on the Hacker Cup.