This year, we continued our tradition of hosting a Hackathon at F8 and were excited to invite developers and subject matter experts from around the globe to build on the latest technology and unlock the potential of Facebook's family of apps.
Participants from nearly 50 countries gathered for two days to build with Facebook's developer products and help create social technologies that enable the best of what people can do together. Bonus prizes were awarded to participants who created the best solutions addressing four of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Promoting quality education (SDG 4), promoting decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), promoting industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9), promoting sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11)
8 finalist teams were selected to pitch their solutions to a live F8 audience, where F8 attendees then voted for their favorite solution and a panel of judges selected the winning teams.
Best in show: HUMAN TO HUMAN (link): A personal assistant to help immigrants grow their network, prepare work documents, and connect with communities while moving to a new country.
Second place: MatchWithoutLimits (link): A video interviewing tool to help reduce bias in job interviews.
Third place: uFunda (link): A tool that connects the digitally unconnected to curated educational content, peer learning communities, and work opportunities.
Congratulations to all of the F8 2019 Hackathon winners, and all of the participants who helped turn innovative ideas into realities. We look forward to the next Hackathon!