MIAMI, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — eMerge Americas, the premier technology event connecting the Americas, has announced the 2020 Hackathon, powered by Wyncode Academy and Wyntalent, will be anchored in a special initiative for social innovation benefiting the South Florida community. For a second year in a row, Ford Motor Company, Ultimate Software, and GE have returned as supporting sponsors to unite for the special hackathon scheduled for March 28, 2020.
“We believe that if we work together to harness the creative horsepower of some of the brightest developers in our city, we can solve the social challenges affecting our community,” said Johanna Mikkola, cofounder of Wyncode Academy. “We are thrilled to be partnering with eMerge Americas once again.”
This year, CNC, a Miami-based nonprofit organization that provides human services for underserved communities within the Miami-Dade area, was chosen as the nonprofit who will benefit from the Hackathon. The theme of this year’s Hackathon, Mobilizing Miami for Social Impact, was selected to target efficient solutions using mobility that can directly support CNC’s programs.
First formed in 1972, CNC was established to research and address the needs of Cuban refugees settling in the U.S. Today, CNC has expanded to provide outcome-oriented programs to all underserved communities within four pillars of service: early childhood education, youth programs geared for job placement, refugee employment services, and financial education services.
“Mobility and connectivity directly impact the economic expansion of our community. We are thrilled to work with these partners to further our mission to build bridges amongst the diverse communities within Miami-Dade,” said Gabriela Musiet, President & CEO of CNC.
Participating developers and designers are accepted after a stringent selection process to ensure the caliber of these innovative solutions. The chosen teams will be tasked with building a unique solution within twelve hours using mobility to solve a challenge for one of CNC’s service pillars that drives social impact in the South Florida community. The team behind the winning project will be awarded $10,000 cash in prize money. Furthermore, CNC will be awarded a $25K grant toward the purchase of a vehicle in order to implement the mobility solution created at the Hackathon on behalf of Ford Motor Company.
The Hackathon is the first of a series of events that kicks off the eMerge Americas conference, held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Developers interested in participating in the Hackathon may submit applications to participate at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emerge-americas-hackathon-2020-tickets-94895028585
For more information or to register to attend the eMerge Americas 2020 conference, visit www.emergeamericas.com.
About 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 corporate business executives, government leaders, and entrepreneurs, eMerge Americas is transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas. In 2019, eMerge Americas attracted over 16,000 attendees and more than 400 participating companies from over 40 countries. eMerge Americas serves as a catalyst in order to foster innovation and investment in South Florida and Latin America. The eMerge Americas founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald. The upcoming eMerge Americas conference is scheduled for March 30-31, 2020. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: www.emergeamericas.com.
About Wyncode Academy
Wyncode Academy is the premier accelerated learning destination in South Florida. Wyncode currently offers in-person courses for Full Stack Web Development, User Experience & User Interface (UX/UI) Design, Front End Web Development, and Digital Marketing in Wynwood, Miami, Florida. Wyncode also has the ability to create custom cohorts and corporate training programs in addition to our newest venture Wyntalent, a consulting service for mid and senior-level dev talent. Wyncode is proud to be licensed by the Florida Department of Education, for more information visit their website.
SOURCE eMerge Americas