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Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Technology | 0 comments

Hacker Cup 2012 announced by Facebook -Schedule

Facebook today has announced the open registration for its second annual Hacker Cup for programmers, the annual algorithmic programming contest for engineers from around the world.
The programmers will be judged on accuracy and speed as they race to solve algorithmic problems to advance through up to five rounds of programming challenges. The winner will receive the title World Champion for Facebook’s 2012 Hacker Cup .

This is the schedule for the competition,

January 20 at 4:00 PM PST January 23 at 4:00 PM PST

72 Hour Qualification round. All registered competitors will be presented with three problems. Every competitor who correctly solves at least one problem will advance to Online Round 1.

January 28 at 10:00 AM PT – January 29 at 10:AM PT

Online round 1 will be held, To advance to Online round 2 the participants must solve at least one problem correctly. If more than 500 people solve at least one problem correctly then the too 500 participants will advance as well as everyone else who answered the same number of questions correctly as the 500’th. place contestant.

February 4 at 1:00 PM PT to February 4 at 4:00 PM PT

Online round2 will last 3 hours. The competitors will have 3 hours to solve the presented problem sets. The top scoring 100 participants from Online round 2 will receive an official Hacker Cup t-shirt and will be notified via email that they have advanced to Online round 3.

February 11 at 1:00 PM PT to February 11 at 4:00 PM PT

Online round 3 will last 3 hours. The 100 competitors will have 3 hours to solve the presented problem sets. The top scoring 25 competitors from Online round 3 will be notified via email that they have advanced to final round at Facebook and the company will fly them out to its headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

If you are not from the US, finalists will be responsible for obtaining their own Visa and Passport before arrival in the country. Facebook will reimburse the finalist for any visa application fee and upto $100 USD in travel expenses incurred in obtaining the visa, but the company will not reimburse any fees or expenses related to obtaining a passport.

March 17 2012

 The final round. Prizes will include cash and “other awesome goodies”. More specifically, the first prize is $5,000 USD, title as world champion , and the honor of being immortalized on the Hacker Cup trophy. The remaining prizes are as follows: $2,000 for second, $1,000 for third, $100 for fourth through 25th, and “awesome t-shirts” for the top 100 hackers coming out of the second online round.

You can check last year problems, official Facebook page, FAQ and Terms&Conditions below.

So meet you all the Hacker Cup challenge !! follow me @theindiandragon for up to date news.

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Indiandragon though Developer, Hacker and Researcher by profession, he aslo writes on Movies, Sports and Entertainment in News@Indiandragon. He specialises in Technology, Defence and Information Security.