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By LoneFox, history, 3 months ago, In English,

Round 3 of the 2019 Facebook Hacker Cup is less than 48 hours away!

The round will begin on July 27th, 2019 at 10am PDT and will last for 3 hours. You can check the start time in your local timezone here.

The contest will be available here shortly before the round begins.

You're eligible to compete in Round 3 if you were among the top 200 contestants in Round 2.

The top 25 contestants will advance to the Final Round, which will take place on October 24th-26th onsite at Facebook's offices in Dublin, Ireland! Please note that all submission judgments will only be revealed after the round ends, and that time penalty will be used to break score ties. More details about rules and other information can be found here.

Good luck!

The corresponding Facebook post can be found here.

Update: The round has ended, and solutions have been posted here. Thanks for participating!

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By LoneFox, history, 3 months ago, In English,

Round 2 of the 2019 Facebook Hacker Cup is less than 48 hours away!

The round will begin on July 13th, 2019 at 10am PDT and will last for 3 hours. You can check the start time in your local timezone here.

The contest will be available here shortly before the round begins.

You're eligible to compete in Round 2 if you scored at least 30 points in Round 1.

The top 200 contestants will advance to Round 3, which will take place on July 27th, and the top 500 contestants will win Hacker Cup t-shirts! We'll begin shipping out t-shirts by September, at which point the winners will receive emails with tracking information. Please note that all submission judgments will only be revealed after the round ends, and that time penalty will be used to break score ties. More details about rules and other information can be found here.

Good luck!

The corresponding Facebook post can be found here.

Update: The round has ended, and solutions have been posted here. Thanks for participating!

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By LoneFox, history, 4 months ago, In English,

Round 1 of the 2019 Facebook Hacker Cup is less than 48 hours away!

The round will begin on June 29th, 2019 at 10am PDT and will last for 24 hours. You can check the start time in your local timezone here.

The contest will be available here shortly before the round begins.

You're eligible to compete in Round 1 if you solved at least one problem correctly in the Qualification Round.

Everyone who scores at least 30 points (regardless of time penalty) will advance to Round 2, which will take place on July 13th. Please note that all submission judgments will only be revealed after the round ends. More details about rules and other information can be found here.

Good luck!

The corresponding Facebook post can be found here.

Update: The round has ended, and solutions have been posted here. Thanks for participating!

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By LoneFox, history, 4 months ago, In English,

The Qualification Round of the 2019 Facebook Hacker Cup is less than 48 hours away!

The round will begin on June 14th, 2019 at 10am PDT and will last for 72 hours (3 days). You can check the start time in your local timezone here.

The contest will be available here shortly before the round begins.

Everyone who solves at least one problem correctly will advance to Round 1, which will take place on June 29th. Please note that all submission judgments will only be revealed after the round ends. More details about rules and other information can be found here.

Registration will remain open until the end of the Qualification Round, so make sure to register if you haven't already, or confirm that your information is up to date if you have.

We wish you the best of luck, and hope that you enjoy the contest!

The corresponding Facebook post can be found here.

Update: The round has ended, and solutions have been posted here. Thanks for participating!

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By LoneFox, 9 months ago, In English,

The Hacker Cup team is excited to announce the dates for the online rounds of the 2019 Facebook Hacker Cup! You can register here at any time between now and the end of the qualification round.

Online Qualification Round (72 hours): June 14, 2019, 10am PDT — June 17, 2019, 10am PDT

Online Round 1 (24 hours): June 29, 2019, 10am PDT — June 30, 2019, 10am PDT

Online Round 2 (3 hours): July 13, 2019, 10am PDT — 1pm PDT

Online Round 3 (3 hours): July 27, 2019, 10am PDT — 1pm PDT

The onsite Hacker Cup Finals will be held around late October, 2019 at a time and location to be announced.

The Facebook post can be found here.

Update: The finals will take place on October 24-26 at Facebook's office in Dublin, Ireland! (Facebook post)

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By LoneFox, history, 11 months ago, In English,

The 2018 Facebook Hacker Cup Onsite Finals are less than 12 hours away!

24 finalists will compete at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California! The round will begin on November 2nd, 2018 at 1:30pm PDT and will last for 4 hours. You can check the start time in your local timezone here.

The round will be available here.

After the conclusion of the contest, at around 6:00pm PDT, the results will be revealed in a live stream on the Hacker Cup Facebook page!

Update: The editorial is now available here.

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By LoneFox, history, 14 months ago, In English,

Round 3 of the 2018 Facebook Hacker Cup is less than 24 hours away!

The round will begin on August 18th, 2018 at 10am PDT and will last for 3 hours. You can check the start time in your local timezone here.

The contest will be available here shortly before the round begins.

You're eligible to compete in Round 3 if you were among the top 200 contestants in Round 2.

The top 25 contestants will advance to the Final Round, which will take place in early November, onsite at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California! Please note that all submission judgements will only be revealed after the round ends, and that time penalty will be used to break score ties. More details about rules and other information can be found here.

Good luck!

The corresponding Facebook post can be found here.

Update: The editorial is now available here.

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By LoneFox, history, 14 months ago, In English,

Round 2 of the 2018 Facebook Hacker Cup is less than 24 hours away!

The round will begin on August 4th, 2018 at 10am PDT and will last for 3 hours. You can check the start time in your local timezone here.

The contest will be available here shortly before the round begins.

You're eligible to compete in Round 2 if you scored at least 35 points in Round 1.

The top 200 contestants will advance to Round 3, which will take place on August 18th, and the top 500 contestants will win Hacker Cup t-shirts! We'll begin shipping out t-shirts in September, at which point the winners will receive emails with tracking information. Please note that all submission judgements will only be revealed after the round ends, and that time penalty will be used to break score ties. More details about rules and other information can be found here.

Good luck!

The corresponding Facebook post can be found here.

Update: The editorial is now available here.

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By LoneFox, history, 15 months ago, In English,

Round 1 of the 2018 Facebook Hacker Cup is less than 24 hours away!

The round will begin on July 21st, 2018 at 10am PDT and will last for 24 hours. You can check the start time in your local timezone here.

The contest will be available here.

You're eligible to compete in Round 1 if you solved at least one problem correctly in the Qualification Round.

Everyone who at least 35 points (regardless of time penalty) will advance to Round 2, which will take place on August 4th. Please note that all submission judgements will only be revealed after the round ends. More details about rules and other information can be found here.

Good luck!

The corresponding Facebook post can be found here.

Update: The editorial is now available here.

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By LoneFox, history, 15 months ago, In English,

The Qualification Round of the 2018 Facebook Hacker Cup is less than 24 hours away!

The round will begin on July 6th, 2018 at 4pm PDT and will last for 72 hours (3 days). You can check the start time in your local timezone here.

The contest will be available here shortly before the round begins.

Everyone who solves at least one problem correctly will advance to Round 1, which will take place on July 21st. Please note that all submission judgements will only be revealed after the round ends. More details about rules and other information can be found here.

Registration will remain open until the end of the Qualification Round, so make sure to register if you haven't already, or confirm that your information is up to date if you have.

We wish you the best of luck, and hope that you enjoy the contest!

The corresponding Facebook post can be found here.

Update: The editorial is now available here.

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