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News  14, Aug 2012

Social app developers, Facebook Developer World HACK 2012 calls for you

World hag banner Keen social app developers, take note. Facebook has announced the Facebook Developer World HACK 2012 event designed to foster new and experienced platform developers from around the world.

The technical hack event spanning four continents and twelve city series is a day-long competition aimed at helping developers create new social application with Facebook. Open to coders of all kind, this event features an eight-hour long competition with hands-on help from Facebook engineers. Best team from each continent wins a trip to San Francisco to visit the Facebook campus as well as meeting the Facebook team.

For Asian developers, be sure to mark down the place and date for this event. In Asia, this event takes place in :

•   Taipei, Taiwan – September 11

•   Jakarta, Indonesia – September 13

•   Bangalore, India – September 17

About Facebook

Facebook is a social networking site which enables friends and family to stay connected. Founded in 2004, it has been widely used to make the world more open and connected aside from letting people share and express ideas.

Read the full press release below.

 

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Singapore, 13 August 2012 – Facebook has announced the onset of the Facebook Developer World HACK 2012 which is a four continent, twelve city series of technical hack events, designed to engage new and experienced platform developers around the world.

The World HACK event is a day-long competition where developers build new social application with Facebook. The events are open to coders of all kinds, whether they have developed with Facebook before, have an existing app that they would like to distribute on Facebook, or simply have a great idea for a social app that they hope to bring to life.

The World HACK event will feature an eight-hour long competition where developers get to demonstrate their newfound skills, with hands-on help from Facebook engineers. The event will conclude with team demos and awards for the best apps and projects worked on throughout the day.

This year, to recognize those talented developer communities that Facebook has met around the globe, the best team from each continent will also win a trip to San Francisco to visit the Facebook campus and meet the Facebook team.

The World HACK events are each one-day long, and will take place in 12 cities on the following dates, with three events to be held in Asia:

 

•   Austin, USA – August 23

•   Mexico City, Mexico – August 27

•   Buenos Aires, Argentina – August 29

•   São Paulo, Brazil – August 31

•   Berlin, Germany – September 11

•   Taipei, Taiwan – September 11

•   Jakarta, Indonesia – September 13

•   Bangalore, India – September 17

•   Barcelona, Spain – September 18

•   Vancouver, Canada – September 20

•   Warsaw, Poland — September 28

•   Moscow, Russia – October 1

 

For additional information please refer to:

https://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2012/08/08/facebook-developer-world-hack-2012/

 

About Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

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Winnie Nelson

Winnie Nelson

Winnie is currently a TESL undergraduate from the University of Malaya. She used to write English articles for a number of Malaysian newspapers and has won several awards for her writing. Passionate in languages, she speaks several Chinese dialects, as well as English and Bahasa Malaysia. Currently a distinction class student, she aspires to undergo a fast-track program and receive her PhD by the age of 27. A black belt holder in TaeKwonDo and a fan of good bubble milk tea.

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