Facebook announced the release of its Hacker Cup 2012 , global competition that challenges developers to solve problems in the shortest possible time . The event also serves as a recruiting tool for large values ??of the programming, other coveted value in Silicon Valley.
In successive elimination rounds, participants must solve algorithmic problems of increasing difficulty, the more quickly and accurately as possible. The competition consists of three preliminary rounds will take place throughout January and early February and final tournament in March.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Hacker Cup is that the mechanism represents a perfect opportunity for hackers around the world as it is an open competition for developers of any nationality.
In terms of prizes, the winner to lift a bag of $ 5,000 , the second will receive $ S2,000 and the third $ 1,000. Below the podium, ranked the fourth to the twenty-fifth will receive U $ S100. There will also be commemorative T-shirts for the first 100 to pass to the second round.
Finally, the 25 developers who will gain access to the final, as an extra prize, a trip to the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California.