Wyncode Academy is thrilled to host the eMerge Americas Hackathon and this year it is extra special, as we are launching a new model of collaboration between Web Developers and Product Designers. The theme of the Hackathon about technology that is ‘Connecting Miami to the world’, in hopes of fostering great collaboration and creating amazing technology that transcends. This event is sponsored by General Electric, Ultimate Software and Ford Motor Company.
How it works
The Hackathon kicks off Saturday, April 27th from 7AM to 9PM.
The eMerge Americas Hackathon in partnership with Wyncode is the official hackathon of the eMerge Americas Conference. Teams will have 12 hours to build their project and present their demos to a panel of judges to compete for thousands in prizes. This Hackathon is supported by the amazing teams of GE Digital, Ultimate Software and Ford Motor Company.
Theme: #ConnectingMiami to the World - Build technology that connects and transcends borders. Collaborating with other ecosystems and individuals.
What is eMerge Americas?
eMerge Americas is the premier technology event connecting the Americas held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America’s top business executives, technology decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, eMerge Americas is transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas. In 2018, eMerge Americas attracted more than 15,000 attendees and 400 participating companies from more than 40 countries. eMerge Americas serves as a catalyst in order to propel innovation and investment in South Florida and Latin America. To learn more about eMerge Americas click here.
Who can register?
We will have a diverse group of individuals ranging from developers to product designers at this hackathon.
How can I register?
As a participant, you can register for the eMerge Americas Hackathon as part of a Company Team or as a Free Agent.
Groups of minimum of two (2) employees and up to five (5) current employees of a single company can form a team for the hackathon. You can join a Company Team by:
Registering using the “Company” ticket, creating a new group, creating a new password, and inviting up to four (4) additional coworkers to the group
Joining a group via an invitation from a coworker
Joining a group by searching for a Company Team name
All group members must use their company emails in order to register for a Company Team.
Don’t have a company team? No problem! You can signup as a Free Agent and make your own team with other Free Agents or join a company team that has space. To become an eligible Free Agent, must sign up on the Eventbrite.
Although prompted, you do not need to use your company information or email to register as a Free Agent.
What must I do before the hackathon?
Once registration closes, all participants, developers and product designers, will be sent a technical or design challenge, on** April 18th**. The challenge MUST be completed & submitted by: **April 22nd, **in order to participate the Hackathon. We will place one product designers on each free agent team and any company teams that request it. Product designers will be placed in the order in which they register and become eligible for the hackathon.
Please keep in mind that hackathon registration closes on April 18th at 9pm EST.
What should I bring on Hackathon day?
Your laptop, charger, and any other electronics you may need for the actual hacking part of the hackathon.
Will there be prizes?
Yes and swag for all!
$10,000 Cash Prize to the winning team & meet and greet with Bill McDermott (CEO, SAP).