Vodafone announces Guy Kawasaki as AppAid judge
Remember when we wrote up on AppAid, the event held by the Vodafone Foundation? App Aid is an event/hackathon which helps support app developers and charities at the same time. If you’re a developer and are interested in checking out what you can do to help the cause and meet some great people, then hit the link above to find out more.
What we’re talking about in this post is who the Vodafone Foundation has elected to be one of the judges of the competition. You may know him as an innovator, or an evangelist or a former Apple fellow. The special guest judge of Vodafone’s App Aid is none other than Guy Kawasaki.
Mr Kawasaki will be coming down to Sydney on September 22nd to judge the 48 hour hackathon.
Speaking of the hackaton, 7 of the 10 charities have been selected to be in participation. Over the 48 hours, St Johns Ambulance, the Leukaemia Foundation, Oz Harvest, Starlight Children’s Foundation, NSW Wires and The Centre for Volunteering will be competing with their respective developers to win the competition. The charity to develop the best app in 48 hours will be awarded with $30,000 and the runner up with $10,000. The hope is that each charity will use this to make their apps better over time and continue to work with the developers involved.
Demelza Farr, Head of the Vodafone Foundation said:
We’re certain participants, especially developers both established and aspiring, will get a real kick from being able to showcase their expertise and ideas to Mr Kawasaki and Mr Morrow … We’ve got some incredible home-grown App develop talent in Australia, and we look forward to see them collaborate with charities and put their amazing ideas to good use.
Demelza goes on to say:
Whether you are part of an established team or an aspiring developer, if you have a passion for helping charities and their communities and want to build your profile amongst some very key players in this industry, we urge you to apply for AppAid.
Just as Demelza and the Vodafone Foundation do, we also would like to recommend this to any developers out there. It’s a great way to support charities and get your name out there and in front of people like Guy Kawasaki. If you’re interested in helping out the cause and joining in on the fun then head over to the official website to learn more and submit your application.
Entries close at 9am on September 17th so get in soon and show off your skills!