On 18 March, 2012 Facebook Hacker Cup was held at Facebook offices in Menlo Park in USA. It began at 10 a.m. and lasted for 3 hours. Competitors are top programmers from the world, each of whom were given three unrelated technical problems and were required to finish within three hours. The Competition Committee determined the results according to their speed and accuracy.
Russian programmer Roman Andreev solved a technical problem with 1 hour and 4 minutes and was the champion of this Facebook Hacker Cup. The silver medal winner is American programmer Tomek Czajka, who solved a technical problem with 1 hour and 5 minutes, just one minute behind Roman Andreev. And Lou Tiancheng from China won the third place, spending one hour and 44 minutes to solve a technical problem.
What’s pity, none of them solve the three problems within given time. Facebook plans to hold the Hacker Cup every spring.