Technology superstar Guy Kawasaki to visit Sydney to judge App Aid contest

guy kawasakiOne of the tech industry’s best known commentators is to visit Sydney later this month as part of a project aimed at creating apps for charity.

Guy Kawasaki worked as Apple’s chief evangelist, has written several books about social media and has made a number of investments in Silicon Valley startups. He is also a prolific tweeter with more than 1m followers.

He will be in Sydney as a judge for the Vodafone Foundation’s App Aid project which sees charities and developers brought together to ‘code for a cause’.

The 48 hour project will see charities including St John Ambulance, the Leukaemia Foundation, Oz Harvest, Starlight Children’s Foundation, NSW Wires and The Centre for Volunteering working with developers to build apps to help support their communities. The Vodafone Foundation will donate $30,000 to the winning charity to develop its app. Also on the jury is Vodafone CEO Bill Morrow.

The competition takes place from September 20-22.

More infromation is available on the Vodafone Foundation App Aid page.


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