9 months ago

Winners announced!

The judges have weighed in, and we have selected our winners! Go to the 2020 Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome tutorials.

GLOBAL WINNERS

English Tutorial for Beginners

 

First Place

Fruit Classifier

Second Place

ReactNative Tutor (Learn React Native On the Go) 

English Tutorial for Advanced

 

First Place

It's Now Winter -- AR Pop-up Card Tutorial Series

Second Place

Pytorch for Information Extraction on Image Documents

The Facebook team would love to hear about your hackathon experience. Please fill out this survey

Questions? Even though the

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10 months ago

Join us for the winner announcement

Thank you for participating and writing amazing tutorials in the 2020 Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge! Winners will be announced during a Facebook Live next Friday, December 18th at 9:00 AM PT. Catch the session on the 2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge Facebook Group.

In the meantime, the Facebook team would love to hear about your hackathon experience.

Please fill out this survey

We hope to see you all online! 

 


10 months ago

And your regional winners are…

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge. The volume and quality of the tutorials were impressive!

The judges have deliberated and chosen the following regional winners who will compete to become global winners of the competition. Check back to see the global winners after December 18! In the meantime, please complete the participant survey to help us learn about your experience and improve in the future.

REGIONAL WINNERS

Intermediate/Advanced

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11 months ago

We would love your feedback

Thank you for participating and writing amazing tutorials in the 2020 Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge! 

We are still judging the submissions and will announce the regional winners on Nov 18th. In the meantime, please complete the below participant survey to help us learn about your experience and improve in the future.

Please fill out this form.

 


11 months ago

Thanks for Taking Part!

Thank you for building such incredible submissions - we are so impressed by the tutorials and how they showcase Facebook technologies.

While you are waiting for the results, be sure to check out your Local Developer Circle to stay up-to-date on the latest events and news happening!


11 months ago

Top mistakes to avoid

We have been reviewing submissions and wanted to share common mistakes we are seeing so everyone can get this feedback in advance. Please review the below and make sure your submissions are eligible.

  • Your tutorial needs to be based on a project that you have built (new or pre-existing) and not of something other people built. The tutorial should be a step-by-step guide showing others how they can build a project like yours with the specific Facebook technology. This project is the Sampled Software which should be on GitHub.

  • You need an Open Source MIT License on both your Tutorial

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11 months ago

Final call: Submissions close Monday (October 26)!

Just a final shout-out these are the last few days to work on your project and submit to the 2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge.

Final checklist:

  • Are you submitting a step-by-step written tutorial that demonstrates the use of one or more features of any of these technologies: Open Source: Hack, React, React Native, PyTorch, Docusaurus; Spark AR; Wit.ai; Messenger Platform 
  • Does your tutorial use Open Source sample code from your newly built solution or use a solution that you’ve built in the past. Note: if you are using an existing solution, be

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11 months ago

One week left to deadline - keep going!

There’s only one week left to enter your submission to the 2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge. Don’t wait until the last minute - submissions are due October 26 before 5 pm 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 a step-by-step written tutorial that demonstrates the use of one or more features of any of these technologies: Open Source: Hack, React, React Native, PyTorch,

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12 months ago

Tips from previous Community Challenge winners!

There have been some truly innovative projects built using Facebook products in previous hackathons.

Freweini and Magezi won Regional First Place in the 2018 Developer Circles Community Challenge and Regional Best Pre-Existing, Updated Solution in the 2019 Challenge for their project, JusticeBot.  They wanted to pass along some hackathon tips and learnings to help you along the way:

Participating in the 2018 and 2019 Developer Circles Community Challenges hackathon via our project JusticeBot has been a life changing event. Hackathons are all about challenging yourself to bring out your potential, which you might not know is there until you

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12 months ago

Two weeks to go – is your project ready?

There are just over two weeks left to enter your submission to the 2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge. Submissions are due October 26 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

 

Please fill out this form to let us know how we can help!

 

Not only is the challenge a great opportunity to build and network, but it’s also a great opportunity to expand and improve your skills.  This year is especially inspiring, giving developers a chance to both educate others and learn!


12 months ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

There are three weeks remaining in the 2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge. Submissions are due October 26 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

Whether or not you have started building your solution, the 2020 Developer Challenge Facebook 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

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12 months ago

Local languages, Prize Categories and Regions

The Developer Circles Community Challenge is an amazing opportunity to connect virtually! We are happy you have joined us and we wanted to make sure the prize layout and categories are clear so you know what to create.

Overview

Write a step-by-step tutorial on software you built using one of the following technologies: Hack, React, React Native, PyTorch, Docusaurus, Spark AR, Wit.ai, or Messenger Platform.
Your tutorial should be:

  • Publicly available on GitHub
  • Under 4000 words
  • Open Source with an MIT Licence
  • Based on your newly built solution or a solution that you’ve built in the past (Sampled Software)

Example

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about 1 year ago

Announcing Virtual Build Days!

Developer Circles Leads around the world will be hosting Virtual Build Days that you should join! Attend to exchange ideas and learn from other developers within your community.

Step 1: Join you local Facebook Developer Circles here. If you don’t see a local chapter in your city, feel free to join the closest circle. It’s free to join!

Step 2: Join the scheduled Virtual Build Days. If you don’t see a date for your circle, reach out to your Developer Circles Lead or join any of the below!

Step 3: If you are looking for teammates, check out the …

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about 1 year ago

Catch up with Facebook Developer Circles to get more resources for your tutorial!

Join the 2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge Facebook Group and catch the team during their weekly live sessions.

This week’s live session was with Elisha Tan, Joe Previte, Christine Abernathy, and Jack Wu on The power of developer education! Learn how technical documentation benefits your career and community! Check out the recording if you didn’t catch it live.


We are looking forward to seeing you in the group!
 
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