Facebook is taking its hacker culture worldwide, announcing the Facebook Developer World Hack 2012, a series of events this month and in September aimed at educating its developers and having them compete to see who has the best ideas and who can bring them to life.
The schedule for World Hack 2012 follows:
- Aug. 23: Austin, Texas
- Aug. 27: Mexico City
- Aug. 29: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Aug. 31: São Paulo
- Sept. 11: Berlin
- Sept. 11: Taipei, Taiwan
- Sept. 13: Jakarta, Indonesia
- Sept. 17: Bangalore, India
- Sept. 18: Barcelona, Spain
- Sept. 20: Vancouver, British Columbia
- Sept. 28: Warsaw, Poland
- Oct. 1: Moscow
Facebook said in a post on its developer blog announcing Facebook Developer World Hack 2012:
The events are open to coders of all kinds, whether you’ve developed with Facebook before, have an existing application that you’d like to distribute on Facebook, or simply have a great idea for a social app that you hope to bring to life.
Each day begins with a series of technical sessions designed to get you working with Facebook as quick as possible. We’ll discuss open graph, iOS, Android, mobile Web, and how to build successful social games.
And we know you’re there to code. We’ll quickly dive into demos and samples to give you everything you need to get started on the Hack itself: an eight-hour competition where you get to demonstrate your newfound skills, with hands-on help from Facebook engineers. We finish with team demos and awards for the best apps and projects worked on throughout the day.
This year, to recognize the talented developer communities we meet around the globe, the best team we see on each continent will also win a trip to San Francisco, to visit our campus and meet the Facebook team.
These events always sell out quickly, so make sure to register your interest for the World Hack in your city as soon as you can. There is a nominal fee for attendance.