about 2 years ago

Hackathon Series 3 Swag

Hi Everyone! 

We know all the eligible participants are excited to receive swag this time around. Here are a few status updates:

  1. Swag is currently in production and will ship in the next few weeks.
  2. Shipping times will vary around the world.
  3. Swag that has been received since the end of the Series 3 deadline is actually from Series 2. The global pandemic caused shipping delays to certain locations.

Please hold your questions for now. If we receive more information, we will share it with you right away.

Thanks!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post…

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about 2 years ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Facebook Hackathon: AR gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

But the opportunities don’t stop there! 

We have a bunch of fresh and fun building experiences coming your way very soon - including another Facebook Online Hackathon right around the corner.

In addition, did you know our annual Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge is currently underway? The Challenge is another virtual hackathon - this time spanning Facebook Open Source tools in addition to Messenger, Spark AR and Wit.ai

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about 2 years ago

Tune in tomorrow (9/24) for the live winner announcement!

On September 24th at 10am Pacific Time, tune in to the Facebook for Developers page (We will also be sharing to the Facebook Online Hackathons group) as we go live to announce who will be taking home up to US$21,000 in cash prizes and @Oculus VR headsets in our latest Facebook Online Hackathon!

Facebook’s global head of developer outreach Brian Gorbett will be kicking off the Live with a recap of our hackathons so far, before passing it over to members of our @Messenger, @Spark AR Creators and Wit.ai teams to announce the winners!

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about 2 years ago

Winners will be announced live on September 24th!

The judges are currently reviewing all of the great submissions we received.  On September 24th at 10am Pacific Time, tune in to the Facebook for Developers page (We will also be sharing to the Facebook Online Hackathons group) as we go live to announce who will be taking home up to US$21,000 in cash prizes and @Oculus VR headsets in our latest Facebook Online Hackathon!

Facebook’s global head of developer outreach Brian Gorbett will be kicking off the Live with a recap of our hackathons so far, before passing it over to members of our @Messenger, @Spark AR Creators

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over 2 years ago

Final call: Submissions close Tuesday (September 8)!

Just a final shout-out these are the last few days to work on your project and submit to the Facebook Hackathon: AR.

Final checklist:

  • Are you submitting a working software application that touches on the judging criteria?
  • Does your software demonstrate an imaginative use of features like plane tracking and segmentation in an effect that’s fun and tailored for short-form creative performances on Reels? 
  • 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

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over 2 years ago

One week left to deadline - keep going!

There’s only one week left to enter your submission to the Facebook Hackathon: AR. Don’t wait until the last minute - submissions are due September 8th before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now

Submission checklist

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

  • Are you submitting an Instagram World Effect that touches on all of the judging criteria?
  • Does your software demonstrate an imaginative use of features like plane tracking and segmentation in an effect that’s fun and

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over 2 years ago

Two weeks to go – keep up the good work!

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

Submissions are due September 8th before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

We can’t believe we are in the third round of Facebook Hackathons and we are still being impressed by the innovation and skill put into these solutions!  We know this year has been tough, but seeing participants come together and achieve so much brings a much needed positive light.

Through this challenge and the hard work being done by you all, we are confident we can make

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over 2 years ago

Good news: We’re adding an extra day for submissions!

Happy Friday, devs!

We’re happy to announce that we’re pushing the deadline back by a day. Submissions are now due September 8th before 5:00pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city).

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Questions?

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


over 2 years ago

Three weeks to go

There are three weeks remaining in the Facebook Online Hackathon: AR. Submissions are due September 7 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

We know you are all working hard, so keep it up - we are looking forward to seeing all the innovative projects out there.

Questions?

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


over 2 years ago

Tips from a winner + Reels is live!

Learn more about the newly launched Instagram Reels!

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The project, Blow Soap Bubbles in AR, took home the second place prize in the AR track of the second Facebook Online Hackathon.  Here’s a hackathon tip from a member of the team, Lasse Mejlvang Tvedt, about his experience to help you along the way:

Focus on learning something new

I think this is the most important tip I can give. When entering a hackathon, it's not a guarantee that you will win. So to make sure your effort pays off, do something that is rewarding even if

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over 2 years ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your solution, the Facebook Hackathon Group is the perfect place to connect with other participants.  Here you can ask questions about the hackathon, get technical help and brainstorm ideas with other developers.  There will also be mentors available throughout the challenge to answer posted questions as best they can.

Teaming up

Looking for a challenge team?  The Facebook Group can also help you connect with potential teammates.  You can also use the Challenge Participants Page to search for other developers looking to team up, check out their skills and message them to see

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