6 months ago

Thanks for Taking Part!

Thank you for building such incredible submissions!

While you wait for the results, take a moment to share your Messenger feedback with the product team.

Make sure you also check out the Facebook Hackathon page on Devpost to stay up-to-date on all the Facebook Developer Challenges happening this year!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


6 months ago

Final call: Submissions close Monday (March 16)!

Just a final shout-out this is the last weekend to work on your project and submit to the Facebook Hackathon: Messaging.

Final checklist:

  • Are you submitting a working software application that touches on the judging criteria?
  • Does your software use Facebook Messenger? 
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video clearly demonstrate how your app works? Is it about 2 minutes long? (See these video-making tips)
  • Have you included at least one screenshot of your project?
  • Have you provided a link to your published bot OR added Facebook ID: 499418056 as a tester to your unpublished bot for…

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6 months ago

One week left to the deadline - keep going!

There’s only one week left to enter your submission to the Facebook Hackathon: Messaging. Don’t wait until the last minute! Submissions are due March 16 before 5pm ET. (Find out what time that is in your city)

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your project meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a…

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7 months ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to enter your submission to the Facebook Hackathon: Messaging

Submissions are due March 16 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Facebook Hackathon Group, the Resources page and your “to-do” list for more info to help you get started.

Submission checklist

Run through this list before you sit back from your project:

  • Are you…

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7 months ago

NOTICE: Changes made to 1st Place Prizes in 2020 Facebook online Hackathon Series

2020 F8 Developer Cancellation / Facebook Online Hackathon Series First Place Prize Substitution

As you may have seen, Facebook recently announced its cancellation of the 2020 F8 Developer Conference in-person component given growing concerns around the coronavirus or COVID-19. Accordingly, we will not be awarding any 2020 F8 Hackathon invitations or related hotel and flight accommodation as part of First Place prizing for any Contest in the 2020 Facebook Online Hackathon Series. We are substituting this First Place prize component with an invitation and tickets (up to 4 max., including hotel and flights) to instead attend the 2021 F8…

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7 months ago

Live Q&A w/ Facebook Messenger developers on 2/26

Join us for a special opportunity to hear from Riandy, Partner Engineer on the Messenger Platform at Facebook! Tune in to the FB Group: 'Messenger Platform Developer Community' on Wednesday, February 26, at 9:15am PT, when Riandy will go live to talk about Messenger and answer your questions.

Topics to be covered:

  • General tips for new Messenger developers
  • Pro Tips: What to look out for and how to create a good Messenger experience
  • Debugging tools & alerts
  • Messenger policy
  • NLP to handle fallbacks
  • Measure customer satisfaction & iterate on experience
  • Learn from the best examples
  • Q&A

Please join the…

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7 months ago

Three weeks to go + bonus tech tip

There are three weeks remaining in the Facebook Hackathon: Messaging! Submissions are due March 16 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

Bonus Tech Tip: Built-in NLP

At this point, you may be well on your way with your project for the Facebook Hackathon: Messaging, however,it’s never too late for some tips to help you succeed!

Natural Language Processing (NLP) allows you to understand and extract meaningful information (called entities) out of the messages people send. You can then use these entities to identify intent, automate some of your replies, route the…

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7 months ago

Connect with the Dev Community

Whether or not you have started building your project, the Facebook Hackathon Group is the perfect place to connect with other participants!

Not only can this group be a great place to help you connect with other developers who are potential teammates (you can also search the challenge Participants Page to message other participants), but also bounce ideas off other developers and Facebook Developer evangelists. 

Check out the announcements to find threads pertaining to each hackathon track: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3695249657182316/announcements/

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.