Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge 2020 (up to US$133,000 in cash prizes)

Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge 2020 (up to US$133,000 in cash prizes)

Deadline: October 26, 2020

Applications are open for the Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge 2020. 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, they 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.

Prizes

  • 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! 

Eligibility

Open only to natural persons who:

  • Are at least 18 years old and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence.
  • Speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, and/or Indonesian.
  • Have internet access and developer experience.
  • At the time of entry and throughout the entire Challenge have Facebook, Git Hub, and Devpost online accounts in good standing.
  • Are not domiciled in Quebec, Crimea, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, China, or Syria, and are not otherwise located in any country under any trade or economic sanction or on any program or country list designated by the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control), or where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits their participation or receiving a prize in any contest (each an “Individual”).
  • Team of up to four (4) eligible Individuals may enter and participate as wells.

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.

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

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.

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.

Application

Applicants are to 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).

Click here to apply

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