Gates and Facebook join up for Hackathon event

Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have joined forces again to help develop more tech tools for education and learning. It’s time for HackEd 2.0.

The tech giants will be hosting two all-day hackathons this month, a Facebook spokesperson told CNET. More than 20 teams of tech education enthusiasts, education experts, and top-notch developers will spend April 9 at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters brainstorming, coding, and building apps. A similar event will take place on April 24 in Facebook’s London office.

Those apps then will be judged by a panel of experts — including Facebook and Gates representatives and some venture capitalists — and the winners will get cash awards in categories such as college-going, social learning, and out-of-school study.

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