Leading up to the event, eMerge Americas, the technology conference connecting revolutionary startups, cutting-edge ideas, and global industry leaders and investors from Latin America, North America and Europe, announced that the Hackathon will be back during its fourth edition to highlight some of the brightest tech talent and most promising startups in South Florida. The official eMerge Americas Hackathon is scheduled to start on Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 a.m. until Sunday, June 11th at 2 pm.

This mind-stimulating, adrenaline-fueled event, sponsored by Visa Inc. and Celebrity Cruises, attracted more than 125 coders last year and is expected to be even more exciting this year. The Hackathon presents a wonderful opportunity for computer programmers and other software development professionals to openly collaborate in a creatively-fuelled environment.

“eMerge Americas is proud to team up with Wyncode, the coding bootcamp in Miami that teaches business acumen, for the 2017 Hackathon. Our goal for this year is to showcase the local talent in Miami and South Florida,” said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas. We are also excited to announce that teams can now register, which will allow more businesses and startups to promote their talent and create something innovative and cutting-edge.”

There will be two types of teams; company organized teams, and team made up of individuals. The top scoring teams will receive up to $6,000 in cash and prizes. The VISA Grand prize winner will earn $2500 in cash, as well as a meet and greet with Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak. All Hackathon participants will be awarded a Tech Pass to the eMerge Conference – a $400+ value.

Hackathon participants will have 24 hours (from 10 a.m. to 10. a.m.) to tackle complex challenges, build projects and present demos to a panel of judges. Several factors will be considered, such as innovation, user experience, implementation and others.

 Registration for eMerge Americas hackathon is now open at emergeamericas.com/hackathon/