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Facebook has opened registration for its second ever Hacker Cup. Facebook’s Hacker Cup is aimed at finding the best hacker in the world, with a first prize of $5,000, not including flight and accommodation at Menlo Park, courtesy of Facebook.

The competition will be held in three online rounds, each shorter than the last, and the top competitors from each round will advance to the next level. An initial qualification round will be held from January 20th to January 23rd, and will include three problems for contestants to solve. Anyone who solves at least one problem correctly will advance to the first round of the competition.

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Naturally, the rounds get harder and harder as competitors move up; round one will last 24 hours, while rounds two and three will last only three hours. The top 25 competitors from round three will be invited to Facebook’s campus for the finals. These rounds will be held throughout January and the beginning of February, with the final schedules for March 17th.

On top of the $5,000 for first place, Facebook will award $2,000 for second place, $1,000 for third place, $100 each for places 4-25, and official Hacker Cup t-shirts for the top 100. So if you’re up for it, hurry up and register! Check out the Hacker Cup page for more information about the contest.

Will you be taking part?

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