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F8 2019 Hackathon Winners Announced
Chukwuemeka Afigbo
May 16, 2019

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.

The F8 2019 Hackathon Winners are:

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.

  • Daniel Rojas Roa, Stuart Olivera, Henry Saniuk, Juan Roa, Ivan Lozano, Norma Saavedra

Second place: MatchWithoutLimits (link): A video interviewing tool to help reduce bias in job interviews.

  • Becky Chan, Stefan Kernja

Third place: uFunda (link): A tool that connects the digitally unconnected to curated educational content, peer learning communities, and work opportunities.

  • Jayden Windle, Yatin Nana, Abel Regalado, Gavin Weale

We also awarded the following bonus prizes:

  • Bonus Prize for the best solution for SDG 4, promotes quality education: Code Canary (link) Jad Salhani, Mijin An, Pride Musvaire, Andrew Kovac, Cem Turan, Elvis Chidera, Dorine Lugendo, Fernando Silva
  • Bonus Prize for the best solution for SDG 8, promotes decent work and economic growth: MatchWithoutLimits (link) Becky Chan, Stefan Kernjak
  • Bonus Prize for the best solution for SDG 9, promotes industry, innovation and infrastructure: Xport2US (link) Silvio Doblhofer, Maurice Sayinzoga, Wambui Karuga, Praateek Mahajan, Faten Ghriss
  • Bonus Prize for the best solution for SDG 11, promotes sustainable cities and communities: HUMAN TO HUMAN (link) Daniel Rojas Roa, Stuart Olivera, Henry Saniuk, Juan Roa, Ivan Lozano, Norma Saavedra
  • Audience vote: HUMAN TO HUMAN (link) Daniel Rojas Roa, Stuart Olivera, Henry Saniuk, Juan Roa, Ivan Lozano, Norma Saavedra

All team prototypes and descriptions can be found on the F8 2019 Hackathon website. You can also watch the finalists pitch their solutions in our F8 video-on-demand library.

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!


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