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.
More information is available at Sydneyappiness.com.