Participate in a 12 hour hackathon to tackle complex challenges and develop innovative solutions with our partners’ industry leading APIs.


This year, we invite you to build technology that connects and transcends borders, collaborating with other ecosystems and individuals.


For the first time, the Hackathon will be open for both Software Engineers and Product Designers, who 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.


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As a participant, you can register for the eMerge Americas Hackathon as part of a Company Team or as a Free Agent.

Company Teams

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:

  1. Registering using the “Company” ticket, creating a new group, creating a new password, and inviting up to four (4) additional coworkers to the group
  2. Joining a group via an invitation from a coworker
  3. 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.

Free Agents

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.



Please keep in mind that hackathon registration closes on April 18th at 9pm EST.

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.




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