At Major League Hacking (MLH) we know the power of community. We believe that every technologist in the world should have access to a strong network of people to learn, build, and share with. We love teaming up with organizations that share this belief. When Facebook’s Open Source and Developer Circles teams reached out about supporting the MLH Fellowship, we jumped at the chance to work together.

Developer Circles is a free program from Facebook that helps bring together local developers to collaborate and learn. Local groups, called Circles, host meetups and workshops covering topics like Open Source technologies, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science. There are Circles in cities around the world and they’re open to anyone with an interest in coding, regardless of your experience level.

The Developer Circles team knows the power of hands-on experience, especially with Open Source technologies. They want to create more opportunities for people in their community to gain that experience. That’s why they’ll be supporting two pods to participate in the MLH Fellowship this summer.

We’re taking this program global.

Since Developer Circles is a global program, this DevC-sponsored program does not have the same country requirements as normal MLH Fellowship applicants.  Any active member of the Facebook Developer Circles community with a bank account from an established financial institution that can receive stipend payments from GitHub Sponsors or another approved payment partner are welcome to apply. When possible, we will use GitHub Sponsors as the preferred payment platform. If the fellow resides in a country where GitHub Sponsors is not available, an alternative payment platform may be used. 

The full eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Active member of the Facebook Developer Circles community during the last three months
  • Over the age of 18
  • Have a bank account with an established financial institution that is compatible with Github Sponsors or another approved payment partner that can be used to receive stipend payments
  • Currently enrolled in a degree or diploma granting course of study; or have graduated from one within the previous 6 months
  • Eligible to work in the country you will reside in during the program
  • Reside in a country not embargoed by the United States
  • Able to commit 40 hours per week to this program
  • Know how to code in at least one language
  • Understand the basics of Open Source
  • Proficient English speaker
  • Have access to a video call quality Internet connection

We’re so excited to be teaming up with Facebook to empower even more developers worldwide. To apply for this opportunity, fill out an application here

NOTE: Prospective applicants that have already filled out the MLH Fellowship application prior to this announcement may use this form to tag their existing application for this DevC program