Facebook has announced its first-ever hackathon for aspiring or experienced developers. The 2020 Hackathon features three tech tracks in the following areas:

      • Artificial intelligence (AI) for developers who are interested in building AI solutions to promote positive social impact
      • Messaging aimed at solutions that will improve and empower business conversations
      • Augmented reality (AR) that will contribute to users’ interactive experience of the real-world environment

The Hackathon is open to all stages of developers, even experts who want to apply their existing skills to a new area. There are also cash prizes associated with each tech track for a total of $21,000. First-place winners will also receive tickets to attend F8, Facebook’s Developer Conference, held on May 8, along with hotel and airfare. The best part of Facebook’s 2020 Hackathon is — it’s free!

Contestants must submit a two-minute video highlighting their application in a step-by-step fashion and post it to a digital platform (YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo).

The deadline to enter is 5 pm (EDT) on March 16. Click Here for more information.