I couldn't believe it when I read the email - I was invited to participate in F8 and the hackathon that took place in San Jose, California. F8 is Facebook's annual developer conference and the F8 hackathon is a 48-hour coding contest that happens just before the main keynote of F8.
The experience for me was  one of a kind. We formed team already before the Hackathon via a Facebook Group where everyone is encouraged to connect with other participants. This is how it happened:
Yes, our love for cats brought us together. We have a quite international team: Arunav Konwar (India), Arthur Papailhau (France), Nathan Glover (Australia) and I (Hong Kong). 
We worked on tackling one of the Sustainable Development Goals - make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. We built a prototype that encourages civic engagement on issues in the City. I am very proud of what we archived in such a short time. Check out our project here: https://devpost.com/software/my-city
After the Hackathon, we had time to attend some sessions, explore the event and connect with other people. At the keynote, Mark announced that we all get an Oculus Quest! At the end of the first day of F8 conference, there was a party :)
Women of F8 Breakfast
Bowling around mid night
It’s been a wonderful journey working and meeting awesome people from ALL over the world. I’m deeply inspired by the passion people have on using technology to improve life, connect communities and make the world a better place.
However, it was the conversations and interactions I had with other people that were attending F8 touched me deeply. Conversations about their stories, their culture, their life, their aspirations etc... things I've never heard before. I've gained so much insights!

The whole experience was magical, at the same time overwhelming. By the end of the event, we all felt like the end of a summer camp. Thank you Facebook and everyone that made F8 happen!
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