Facebook Hackathon


When: Sat, February 15, 12pm – Sun, February 16, 12pm, 2014
Where: Facebook Singapore, 158 Cecil Street 14-01, Singapore
Participation: Free [Singapore university students only]
Info: Event | Registration

[Facebook Singapore Hackathon] Join the Facebook team as we stay up all night hacking and having a good time. We'll supply the food, fun diversions, prizes every hour on the hour, and some professional guidance. You bring your laptop, appetite, skills and ideas.

The winning team will get the chance to defend their title and compete against other winning teams from our worldwide Hackathons at the Hackathon Finals and be judged by our executives- held at Facebook's HQ [Menlo Park, California] in November.

Q: What type of things should we build?
A: The world is your oyster- think of something that annoyed you today. Harness that and build your next hack. Disrupting the current industry is highly encouraged, these are the best ideas!

Q: Does our project have to relate to Facebook?
A: Not at all. But our engineers are best equipped to answer any FB related questions.

Q: Do I have to be on a team? What if I don’t have one?
A: No, but working in teams will typically allow you to get more done in the limited amount of time you'll have. If you don't have a team on the day of, we can help you find or create one.

Q: What language or platform can I use?
A: The choice is yours! As long as you are confident that you can come up with a working prototype by the end of the hackathon, you should be fine.

Q: Will food be provided?
A: It wouldn’t be a Facebook hackathon without food, and lots of it! We’ll also have plenty of caffeine drinks to keep the energy high all night long.

Q: Is it okay to work on a project we've created in the past?
A: Yes, feel free to use an existing project as a starting point, and create something new out of it. You can also come armed with pieces of code you might have worked on in the past and use it to get your project off the ground faster. Be sure to show one of our engineers the work you’ve already completed in the beginning, as we’ll judge your product based on the progress you make during the event.