Facebook is starting its second (now annual) Facebook Hacker Cup. Get your coke, beer or even glas of redwine next to you, arrange some brain-food and get in a relaxed postion. There will be some code to be written in the next weeks. That’s a challenge all AI-Class Students shall be interested in.
If you are willing to submit your solutions to different hacking problems, you may qualify for the first of three online rounds. The competition commences with a 72-hour Qualification Round on January 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM PT and ends on January 23, 2012 at 4:00 PM PT. You will be presented with three problems and if you correctly solves at least one problem, you will advance to Online Round 1. All online Rounds will be occuring in January 2012 with world finals held at Facebook’s headquarters in California, registration started January 4, 2012.
Facebook will pay to fly and accommodate the top 25 hackers from the third online round out to their californian campus and there is more to win:
$5,000 USD and title as world champion to the top hacker
$2,000 for second place
$1,000 for third
$100 for fourth through 25th
Awesome t-shirts for the top 100 hackers coming out of the second online round
The competition commences with a 72-hour Qualification Round on January 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM PT and ends on January 23, 2012 at 4:00 PM PT. All registered competitors will be presented with three problems. Every competitor who correctly solves at least one problem will advance to Online Round 1.
- Online Round 1: 24 hours from January 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM PT to January 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM PT. Solve at least one problem correctly to qualify for the next round but only the best 500 will go.
- Online Round 2: 3 hours from February 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM PT to February 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM PT. The top-scoring 100 participants from Online Round 2 will qualify for online round 3.
- Online Round 3: 3 hours from February 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM PT to February 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM PT. The top-scoring 25 competitors from Online Round 3 will make it to to Menlo Park, California, for the final round of competition on March 17, 2012. At this event the world champion will emerge from the 25 top-scores.
Solutions from last year as a teaser can be found below:
Will you register for the event or did you already do last year? What was your experience?