Building on the momentum of our F8 Hackathon in May, we dived straight into our 2019 Developer Circles from Facebook Community Challenge - inviting developers to create software solutions that help build community and bring the world closer together.
This year, we invited participants to submit entries using React360, Spark AR and/or HTML5 Games, across categories including Gaming and Entertainment, Productivity and Utility, and Social Good.
As always, we were astounded by the inspiring and innovative solutions shared by individuals and groups from across the globe.
We saw a participant from North America use Messenger to build a game that makes language learning fun, a team from India deploy React to create a synced experience for cinema-loving friends, and a duo from Sub-Saharan Africa use Spark AR to inform consumers about health and budget considerations when shopping.
We also welcomed participants to a series of Build Days hosted by local Developer Circles in over 140 cities, where developers and community leaders connected and collaborated on their entries.
The first phase of the challenge has now come to a close and the regional winners have been selected!
Here are the regional winners of our 2019 Community Challenge
Middle East and North Africa
And, the hackathon isn't over yet! These winners will have the chance to update their solutions based on judges' feedback and resubmit to compete for our top global prizes! The first place winner will walk away with up to $25,000.
We can't wait to see what our global developer community continues to build!