Create innovative and immersive tutorials that help fellow developers build with Facebook technologies

Facebook Developer Circles are a global network of local communities, designed to support developers as they build skills, grow ideas and boost their careers. 

It’s often said that the best way to learn is to become the teacher. For this year’s Community Challenge, we invite you to put your own innovative spin on developer education by creating written tutorials that showcase the capabilities of Facebook technologies.

Every participant will receive special access to online education experiences with technology experts. 

Winners will take home up to US$133,000 in cash prizes and have their written tutorials credited and shared amongst millions of developers and creators across the Facebook ecosystem! 

While we generally see most submissions in English, we’re also offering special language prizes across Arabic, French, Indonesian, Portuguese and Spanish. 

Not a Developer Circles member yet?

It’s free and as easy as joining a Facebook group! 

Connect with fellow innovators, take part in skill-building opportunities and gain practical experience by signing up for your local Circle here.

Let’s get building!

You’ll be creating a step-by-step written tutorial that demonstrates one or more features of any of the technologies listed below:

  • Open Source: Hack, React, React Native, PyTorch, Docusaurus
  • Spark AR
  • Wit.ai
  • Messenger Platform 

You can create a written tutorial about your newly built software solution, or use a solution that you’ve built in the past. You can also choose to focus on a specific component within the solution.

If you’re using a sample that was written in the past, remember that you’ll need to check that your code still works with the latest version of the products being used.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll also need to submit the code that you’re explaining in your tutorial.

Learn more about different tutorial examples in this blog.

View full rules

Prizes

$133,000 in prizes

Global First Place - English Tutorial for Beginners

• $10,000 USD
• Oculus headset (ARV: $399USD; 1 per individual, 4 max per Org or Team)

Global Second Place - English Tutorial for Beginners

• $7,000 USD

Global First Place - English Tutorial for Advanced

• $10,000 USD
• Oculus headset (ARV: $399USD; 1 per individual, 4 max per Org or Team)

Global Second Place - English Tutorial for Advanced

• $7,000 USD

Regional - English Tutorial for Beginners (21)

• $2,000 USD

Regional - English Tutorial for Advanced (21)

• $2,000 USD

Local Language - Tutorial for Beginners (5)

• $1,500 USD

Local Language - Tutorial for Advanced (5)

• $1,500 USD

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Main Requirement: Create a step-by-step written tutorial that demonstrates the use of one or more features of any of the technologies below.

In your tutorial, use Open Source sample code from your newly built solution or use a solution that you’ve built in the past. If you are using an existing solution, be sure it works with the latest version of the products being used.  

Curious to learn more about beginner versus advanced tutorials? Visit our Resources page

Submit the following assets:

REQUIRED

  • Written tutorial on GitHub (max 4000 words): The written portion of the tutorial must include citations wherever necessary (e.g. code inspiration). Tutorials and provided code must be Open Source and hosted on a publicly accessible GitHub repository.
  • Sampled Software on GitHub: A link to the publicly available Open Source software code that was used as a basis of the tutorial.
  • Walkthrough Video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku): Your video should be 2 minutes long and serve as a walkthrough of your tutorial.
  • MIT license: Include MIT Open Source licensing in your GitHub repository.

OPTIONAL

  • Not required - Additional video: Entries may also contain a comprehensive video tutorial (maximum length: thirty (30) minutes). 

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Tutorial (30%)
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea (the tutorial has not have been written before). How helpful is this tutorial to developers and does it provide best practices for Open Source development.
  • Implementation of Facebook products (30%)
    Includes how many Facebook product (s) and features (s) are used and how well are they implemented in the sample software solution and showcased in the tutorial.
  • Clarity (20%)
    Includes how easy the tutorial is to follow along for the intended audience (beginner or advanced developer).
  • Relevance (20%)
    Includes what’s the usability/impact the tutorial has in helping the intended audience learn the skills to build other projects and address real world problems.

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  • Productivity