Build AI solutions that drive positive social impact

This contest has ended -- check out the current Facebook Hackathon: AI ending June 24, 2020 @ 5pm ET!

Facebook is passionate about bringing the world closer together by advancing artificial intelligence - connecting people to what they care about, powering new, meaningful experiences, and advancing the state-of-the-art through open research and accessible tooling.

Whether you’re just getting started, or an experienced pro, we invite you to flex your creative muscles by submitting a project through our Artificial Intelligence track, where you’ll have a chance to build on popular AI technologies - including PyTorch. 

Not only is this a chance to put your skills to the test and learn something new, but you’ll also connect with a global community of like-minded developers, benefit from educational resources and be in the running to win some awesome cash prizes.

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$7,000 in prizes

First Place

• $3,000 USD
• 2021 F8 Hackathon Invitation (Hotel, Flight, F8 tickets - up to 4 maximum invitations)

Second Place

• $2,500 USD

Third Place

• $1,500 USD

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Main requirement: Build a creative and well-implemented solution using PyTorch that can unlock positive impact on businesses or people. The solution can be a machine learning model, an application, or focused on a creative project like art or music - all built with PyTorch.

Submit the following materials before 5pm EST March 16th, 2020:

  • Demo video. (hosted on Facebook Video, YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku). Your video should be around 2 minutes, include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo, and be available in English. Be sure to explain how the Facebook products used enhances the experience of your solution! 
  • Access. A way to access your working application for judging and testing by providing a link to your publicly accessible code repository.
  • Complete submission form. All required fields must be completed and submitted on Devpost BEFORE the deadline. Late entries will NOT be accepted.


Cami Williams

Cami Williams
Open Source Developer Advocate Lead

Brad Heintz

Brad Heintz
Partner Engineer at Facebook working with PyTorch

Jerónimo Cosío

Jerónimo Cosío
Strategic Partner Manager, Product Partnerships

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Implementation of the Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer and the extent to which the featured Facebook products were incorporated.
  • Potential Impact
    Includes the potential value and usefulness to real-world users.


  • Machine Learning/ AI