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Facebook Hackathon: AR Scholarship by Facebook

The 2020 Devpost-Facebook Hackathons is currently accepting entries from great innovators. They believe that when innovators come together with passion and purpose, amazing things can happen. Building on the momentum of the first hackathon in our series, we’re excited to welcome global developers to continue learning, building and growing in our next online challenge.

Leveraging the power of messaging, augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI), this time around, they invite you to create solutions that help build community and drive social impact.

Whether you bring to life an idea to connect friends and family using Messenger, an educational experience using Spark AR, or a natural language chatbot solution supporting businesses using Wit.ai, they’re excited to support you as you innovate for impact.

they’ll also be providing a free swag giveaway to each team member from an eligible submission, as well as some amazing cash prizes and Oculus virtual reality headsets for the winning teams.

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About Facebook

Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Amazon, Apple, and Google. The Facebook service can be accessed from devices with Internet connectivity, such as personal computers, tablets and smartphones. After registering, users can create a customized profile revealing information about thems... read more


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Devpost-Facebook Facebook Hackathon: AR

  • Type Entrepreneurs
  • OrganisationFacebook
  • Country to study -
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline June 24, 2020

Aim and Benefits of Devpost-Facebook Facebook Hackathon: AR

PRIZES: $7,000 in prizes

 First Place

  1. $3,000 USD
  2. At least one 30-minute virtual meeting with a Facebook engineer
  3. Oculus Quest 64GB VR headset (ARV: $399 USD; 1 per individual, 4 max per Org or Team)

 Second Place

  1. $2,500 USD

 Third Place

  1. $1,500 USD

Requirements for Devpost-Facebook Facebook Hackathon: AR Qualification

What to build: Using Spark AR Studio, create a World AR effect for Instagram. World effects layer AR experiences on surfaces, objects and people in your environment, and are viewable using the world-facing camera on your smartphone (not the self-facing camera). We can’t wait to see how you augment your world!

What to submit:

  1. Demo Video. Your video (hosted on Facebook Video, YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku) 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 talk about the Spark AR Studio features you used to build your effect.
  2. Access. Please submit the Share link to the Instagram Spark AR effect (which includes the effect ID) and link to GitHub containing project file. If your effect is not yet published, share the preview/testing link.
  3. Complete submission form. All required fields must be completed and submitted on Devpost BEFORE the deadline. Late entries will NOT be accepted.

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Application Deadline

June 24, 2020


How to Apply

To register for the AI Hackathon Contest track, click on “register for this hackathon” on the contest page at www.fbai2.devpost.com.

Theme/Main Requirement: 

Use Wit.ai to build Natural Language experiences that can help people's lives.

For more details, visit Devpost/facebook website

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