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Telstra searches for charity-minded app devs

TechWorld staff | May 14, 2013
Four not-for-profits will take part in the event

Telstra will hold its inaugural 'Appiness' Hackathon for mobile developers later this month. Up to 50 slots are available for devs, who will work to create a mobile app or startup concept to aid charities or other not-for-profits.

Four not-for-profits will take part in the event, including the Australian Red Cross and Planet Ark.

The event is co-sponsored by startup incubator Pollenizer.

"The start-up community has developed so much talent and a discipline for rapid innovation," the incubator's CEO, Phil Morle, said.

"This is a great opportunity for passionate developers to come together, code for a cause and create a working prototype for a worthy organisation.

"Working alongside some of Telstra's senior leaders and well-known practitioners from the start-up and digital community, including Mi9 CEO Mark Britt and ex-Spreets founder Dean McEvoy, this event will be a live competition to see who's got the best idea and the skills to bring it to life in just three days."

The event will be take place over three days: 24-25 May and 1 June.

Rival telco Vodafone has held similar charity hackathons in the past.

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