Facebook Hacker Cup 2013: Winner Gets $10,000

Annual Facebook Hacker Cup 2013 starts on 25th January 2013. Registrations are open and final round will be held at Facebook offices in California, US.

Facebook is well known for its hacking competition. If you have seen the movie ‘Social Network’, it showed how hacking match-offs would take place and the winner would be offered a job at Facebook.

Though I would not know if those stories are real or not, but Facebook does have a lot of respect for the hacking community. They show this respect by hosting an annual programming contest called the Hacker Cup.

Facebook Hacker Cup

Facebook Hacker Cup Details

  • The competition starts on 25th January 2013. If you are interested in the competition, you can register at this link.
  • Anyone from around the world can register for the competition but read the terms while registering.
  • There will be a qualification round followed by 3 elimination rounds. All these rounds will be held online.
  • Final Onsite round will be held at Facebook offices at Menlo Park, California, US.

The Prize

  • The 1st place winner will get a cash prize of $10,000 USD.
  • The 2nd place winner gets $2000 USD and 3rd place winner gets $1000 USD.
  • The prize of $100 USD will be given to programmers who come in from 4th to 25th.

Link: Facebook Hacker Cup | Hacker Cup FAQ


Vincent January 19, 2013

Prize for third place is $1000.

sasikumar January 19, 2013

The 2nd Place winner amount is lower than 3rd place.. Please correct the typo mistake..

Aditya Kane January 19, 2013

Thank for catching the typo. It has been fixed now. 🙂