Facebook launches contest for programmers

Feb

15

2017

in the Middle East and Africa to develop smarter “bot” to apply Messenger

Site announced Facebook on Wednesday a contest for programmers and developers in the Middle East and Africa to develop “bots” in the new competition , “Messenger bots challenge for developers.”

The Web site said that this announcement is linked to “Facebook ‘s commitment to support and provide innovation in the Middle East and Africa, by providing developers and start – ups needed to build applications and develop and take advantage of them financially tools in addition to monitoring their performance.”

Because Facebook came out of a culture of programming and flourished through the promotion of innovation, so Facebook contest called “Challenge bots Messenger,” the aim of introducing developers who are able to develop more innovative Messenger bots, and bonuses.

He explained that the site developer teams, which must not be more than three people in each team, to build bots in the three main categories (games and entertainment – tools that help productivity – and community services).

As for the prizes allocated to the winners, you will get the teams participating in the tournament (10 in each category from each region), a pair of virtual reality and intelligent phone and an hour in the extension program of Facebook in addition to tools and services from FbStart , a platform launched by Facebook to help apps owners emerging on the construction and development of “bots” of their own.

And you’ll get all the teams of students who were able to reach the finals at the $ 2,000 (after registration via e – mail their public school).

This will be a choice of three teams from each region ( the team in each category) to win 10 thousand dollars and three months of counseling program on Facebook. It will also be a choice of three teams from each region ( the team in each category) to win the prize of 20 thousand dollars and three months of the extension program on Facebook.

For the dates of submission of the competition, the introduction opens the door as of today , Wednesday at 09:00 GMT, while the last date for receipt of applications, it is April 28 / April next year at 11:59:59 GMT.

The participating teams will be announced in the finals on May 19 / May at 09:00 GMT. (30 teams of all – Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa). And it will be the last date for receipt of teams participating in the finals on June 2 at 11:59:59 GMT requests.

Winners will be announced on June 19 at 09:00 GMT (three teams in second place and three teams in the first from the Middle East and North Africa , the center, in addition to the three teams in second place and three teams in first place in the African desert).

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