Facebook Seattle Office Party: coding required for admission

I came across an blog post today announcing an office party (read: recruiting event) at the new Facebook office in Seattle. To get an invite to the party you have to solve a puzzle (which gives you a URL) then you have to write some code that involves the Facebook Graph API. You can choose whatever programming language you want for your solution. Well, I like programming challenges and one thing lead to another. Looks like I’ll be checking out the new Facebook office in a couple weeks. I’m not going to go into the details of my solution but I will say that it was a fun exercise and the Facebook API looks pretty interesting.

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2 Responses to Facebook Seattle Office Party: coding required for admission

  1. Daniel says:

    You’re so lucky you solved it! I’m a bit of a self taught programmer after taking a few classes at UW (not my major but was still fun).

    Would you mind helping me figure out how to get my FB.init to work in Javascript? I would super appreciate it! It says my API Key is invalid when I’m using the OAuth code I got from the website. Here is my fbAsyncInit:

    appId : '2227470867|2.9yu_ew3RctaQRCzis5_zNA__.3600.1282024800-10720990|sUIH6KTXinxKyxbX4r69zOceMt0.',
    status : true, // check login status
    cookie : true, // enable cookies to allow the server to access the session
    xfbml : true // parse XFBML

  2. Jono says:

    @Daniel I had problems getting the OAuth code to work too. But there was a note saying you didn’t need to use an API key/appID for this exercise.

    Rather than requiring you to go through the trouble of generating one, we have generated an authorized token for you.

    I used a pure serve-side solution (PHP).

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