The winner of Facebook’s fourth annual Hacker Cup was Gennady Korofkevich of Russia, who took home a $10,000 grand prize, edging second-place Tomek Czajka of the U.S., who finished second, mirroring his finish in the 2012 Hacker Cup, and took home $3,000; and Makoto Soejima of Japan, who finished third and collected $2,000.
Many buildings in Manhattan walk the fine line between maintaining their lush histories and upgrading their interiors and amenities to keep up with today’s needs, and Facebook’s new office at 770 Broadway is no exception, as many of the social network’s New York-based employees found out Monday, which was moving day into the Frank Gehry-designed space.
Facebook Software Engineer Josh Wiseman, who has contributed to pretty much every aspect of the site — Timeline, chat, photos, videos, and more — has left the company for an engineer-in-residence position with The Social + Capital Partnership, according to AllThingsD.
Facebook will set up a temporary office in Vancouver, British Columbia, where it will conduct “boot camps” to train recent software engineering graduates for full-time positions with the social network, according to a report in The Vancouver Sun.
As a salute to National Engineers Week (Feb. 17 to 23), Raytheon launched a Facebook campaign to bring engineering into the everyday lives of K-12 students. Through Build It Better, students can earn money for their classrooms by using the application on Raytheon’s MathMovesU Facebook page to engineer a better flow for an aspect of their school.
Ever wondered if you have what it takes to work for Facebook (even if you’re not applying for a job as the company’s global head of diversity)? Some members from Facebook’s recruiting team went on Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, answering questions about what it’s like to work at Facebook and what kinds of applicants they look for.
Interns at Facebook are responsible for much more than getting coffee and making copies. They make valuable contributions. Peter Cottle, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkleley and future Facebook engineer, reflected on his internship with the social network, writing that himself and another intern were responsible for most of the work on the site’s first mobile advertising interface.
Although most of us probably won’t step foot on Mars, one Facebook campaign is utilizing the red planet and the social network to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. Through Raytheon Company’s Mission to Mars, students can explore the planet virtually and interact with Facebook to earn grants.