Facebook London Office Opening Hackathon

hosted by Facebook

Facebook London

Start: Friday, 21 Sep 2012 09:00

End: Friday, 21 Sep 2012 21:00

  • Oh, Hai there, Facebook London

    To celebrate the opening of Facebook's new London office, we're hosting a a free one-day Platform hackathon - join us to help build the next generation of mobile, social apps on Friday 21st September 2012 from 9am.

    The event is suitable for coders, both those who have developed with Facebook before, and (especially) those who are new to our APIs. The day will begin with technical sessions designed to give you the key information you need to start building great social, mobile apps with Facebook's Platform.  You can attend these sessions or just start coding right away - The entire Facebook London engineering team will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance as you hack.

    At the end of the hackathon, you or your team will get a chance to present the hack you've built, and some top judges from London's tech scene will award prizes in a number of categories for most awesome hacks.

    TwilioPusher and Deezer will have their engineers on site to give you access to their APIs and help if you want to use their platforms in your hack. They'll also be awarding a prize each for the best hack which combines Facebook and their APIs.


    9am - Registration opens
    10am - Welcome & Platform Overview
    10.30am - Integrating your app with Open Graph
    12.00pm - API Demos from Twilio, Deezer and Pusher
    11.00am - Facebook Platform for iOS and Android apps
    11.30am - Building Games with Facebook
    12.30pm - Lunch
    12.30pm - Hacking begins
    6pm - Dinner
    7pm - Hack Demos
    8.30pm - Judging and Prizes
    9pm - ends

    Places are limited, so pre-register now and we'll let you know soon if you're able to attend. This hackathon is focussed on helping people build new apps with Facebook Open Graph apis, and our mobile platforms, so prizes will only be awarded to apps created at the hackathon itself.

    Once you have registered, you should also join the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/242704652517435/ where you can post ideas for what you want to hack on, and join together with other developers if you want to hack as a team.

    We hope to be able to welcome you to the new Facebook London office on Friday 21st September 2012. 

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