20 days ago

Thanks for Taking Part!

Thank you for building such incredible submissions - we are so impressed by the innovative solutions and are confident they will have a positive impact.

Make sure you also check out the Facebook Hackathons page on Devpost to stay up-to-date on all the Facebook hackathons happening this year!


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.

22 days ago

Final call: Submissions close Wednesday (June 24)!

Just a final shout-out these are the last few days to work on your project and submit to the Facebook Hackathon: AR.

Final checklist:

  • Are you submitting a working software application that touches on the judging criteria?
  • Does your software use Spark AR?
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video clearly demonstrate how your app works? Is it about 2 minutes long? (See these video-making tips)
  • Have you included at least one screenshot of your project?
  • Have you provided a link to your code AND your Instagram Spark AR Effect for judging and testing? (You may provide…

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27 days ago

One week left to deadline - keep going!

There’s only one week left to enter your submission to the Facebook Hackathon: AR. Don’t wait until the last minute - submissions are due June 24 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help) and if you have any last minute questions, be sure to join the final Facebook Q&A session and check out the FAQs.

Submission checklist

Run through this list before you sit back from your project:

  • Are…

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about 1 month ago

Two weeks to go – keep up the good work!

There are two weeks left to enter your submission to the Facebook Hackathon: AR

Submissions are due June 24 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

It is truly inspirational to see so many developers, professionals, and hobbyists alike come together to create for the greater good of communities.  Especially during these trying times, it is important to see the comradery and amazing things that can come from collaboration.

Through this challenge and the hard work being done by you all, we are confident we can make a difference by leveraging the power…

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about 1 month ago

Three weeks to go + Facebook Q&A Live

There are three weeks remaining in the Facebook Online Hackathon: AR. Submissions are due June 24 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

Don’t forget - Keep an eye out for upcoming Facebook Q&A sessions. This is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you have to the Facebook Developer experts questions you have to help you get your project completed and submitted.

We know you are all working hard, so keep it up - we are looking forward to seeing all the innovative projects out there.


If you have any questions…

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about 2 months ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday tip from your fellow dev

Did you know?!

Harry Banda took home the first place prize from the first series of the Facebook Hackathons: AR for his project Rabbit Coder.  Here is a hackathon tip from his experience to help you along the way:

One tip I can give for online hackathons is that you need to take your time to read the rules and the information provided in the resources. Unlike the 24-hour and 48-hour hackathons, online hackathons give you more time to build a better project, so make sure you use that time to think carefully about how you can make your

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about 2 months ago

Spark AR Live Q&A with Piotar Boa - May 28th

Join us for a special opportunity to hear from Piotar Boa, AR Creator and Digital Marketer. Tune in to the hackathon Facebook group on Wednesday, May 28th, at 9:30am PT, when Piotar will go live to talk about Spark AR and answer your questions. Make sure to join the group before the event so you'll be able to access the Q&A.

Please add your questions below in the comments, and Piotar will answer them in this session. Any remaining time will be dedicated to questions asked live.


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on…

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about 2 months ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your solution, the Facebook Hackathon Group is the perfect place to connect with other participants.  Here you can ask questions about the hackathon, get technical help and brainstorm ideas with other developers.  There will also be mentors available throughout the challenge to answer posted questions as best they can.

Teaming up

Looking for a challenge team?  The Facebook Group can also help you connect with potential teammates.  You can also use the Challenge Participants Page to search for other developers looking to team up, check out their skills and message them to see…

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