Build messaging solutions that empower business conversations

This contest has ended -- check out the current Facebook Hackathon: Messaging ending June 24, 2020 @ 5pm ET!

Building lasting relationships through conversation - that’s how messaging experiences like Facebook Messenger enable connections to thrive amongst billions of people.

Are you ready to put your skills to the test? It’s time to challenge yourself! 

Solutions like chatbots have come a long way, and now you can take them even further. Whether you’re just getting started, or an experienced pro, we invite you to build and submit amazing conversational experiences using Facebook’s messaging technologies. 

Not only is this a chance to put your skills to the test and learn something new, but you’ll also connect with a global community of like-minded developers, benefit from educational resources and be in the running to win some awesome cash prizes.

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$7,000 in prizes

First Place

• $3,000 USD
• 2021 F8 Hackathon Invitation (Hotel, Flight, F8 tickets - up to 4 maximum invitations)

Second Place

• $2,500 USD

Third Place

• $1,500 USD

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Main Requirement: Empower business conversations using Facebook Messenger by building innovative solutions for conversational commerce, customer service, workplace collaboration and more.

Submit the following materials before 5pm EST March 16, 2020:

  • Demo video. (hosted on Facebook Video, YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku). Your video should be around 2 minutes, include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo, and be available in English. Be sure to explain how the Facebook products used enhances the experience of your solution! 
  • Access. A way to access your working application for judging and testing. If your Messenger bot is publicly available, share the URL to the page where it can be accessed. If your Messenger bot is not yet publicly available, please add Facebook ID: 499418056 as a tester role and include a link to the Facebook page where the bot is deployed.
  • Complete submission form. All required fields must be completed and submitted on Devpost BEFORE the deadline. Late entries will NOT be accepted.


Riandy Riandy

Riandy Riandy
Partner Engineer, Messenger Platform

Aylwin Low

Aylwin Low
Partner Engineer at Facebook working with Messenger

Tim Hill

Tim Hill
Partner Engineer

Jenny Yean

Jenny Yean
Developer Operations Experience/Education Project Manager

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Implementation of the Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer and the extent to which the featured Facebook products were incorporated.
  • Potential Impact
    Includes the potential value and usefulness to real-world users.


  • Communication