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Facebook Hackathon: Messaging 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: Messaging

  • 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

Requirements for Devpost-Facebook Facebook Hackathon: Messaging Qualification

What to build: Build Messenger experiences that leverage at least one of the following features: Handover Protocol, One-Time NotificationsPrivate Replies, and Quick Replies.

What to submit:

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 explain how the Facebook products used enhances the experience of your solution!

Access. A way to access your chatbot in one of the following ways:  

  1. Option 1: Make your bot publicly available by completing the app review process. In order to make the bot live to all Facebook users, you will need to complete app review and demonstrate that your bot is working. Full guidelines can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/messenger-platform/app-review/ The entire process will take approximately 1-2 weeks.
  2. Option 2: Make your bot available for select users. Since app review might take some time, for the purpose of this hackathon, you can put your app in dev mode and add a tester in your app settings. That way, judges will be able to test your bot even when your app is in development mode. Please use test user account id: 499418056 and stef.devpost.1

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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