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.
Facebook’s annual Hacker Cup competition is kicking off a little earlier this year, as the social network announced on its Facebook Hacker Cup page that the online qualification round will be held Nov. 21 through 24.
Can you feel it in the air? It’s almost Hacker Cup time at Facebook. The social network announced in a post on the Facebook Engineering page that registration is now open for the 2013 Facebook Hacker Cup.
Roman Andreev of Russia was crowned the 2012 Facebook Hacker Cup World Champion, taking home $5,000 for completing one of the final problems of the five-round programming competition in one hour and four minutes.
Will the second annual edition of Facebook’s Hacker Cup turn out to be half full or half empty?
Facebook wants to see more social applications coming from Europe and has partnered with Seedcamp to make that happen.
On Thursday, Facebook announced their first ever Hacker Cup where the everyday Joe can compete against engineers from around the world for some major cash.