The Telstra Cloud Hackathon

Winter is almost over and that means the holiday season is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can digitally power your holiday activities; from shopping and decorating to scheduling time with family and friends.

Join us this December at the Telstra Cloud Hackathon.

We are challenging innovators and disrupters across Melbourne to develop their best holiday hack and find ways on how to digitally power all of their holiday activities.


What equipment do I need to bring?

All you need is your computer as well as the software and hardware you’ll be using on the day. There will also be a limited supply of hardware components and tools available. Other than that, enthusiasm and a passion for innovation is also encouraged! 

My team and I are looking to register for The Telstra Cloud Hackathon. Do we all need to register?

Yes, all your team mates need to register individually. This is important as each participant must agree to our terms and conditions and acknowledge that they are over 18 years of age to be eligible to join in the fun. 


You need to submit by 2:00pm on Sunday Dec 11.

Be sure to include the following:

  1. A team name
  2. A team icon, image, or logo
  3. Upload the proposal onto DevPost before 2:00pm on Sunday 11 Dec 2016
  4. Post source code (if any) to github
  5. Deliver a 3 minute pitch to judges and allow 2 minutes for Q&A


Hackathon Sponsors


$10,000 in prizes

1st Place

$5,000 CASH

2nd Place

$3,000 CASH

3rd Place

$2,000 CASH

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Please ensure you are register at

In addition to great mentors for support, we’ll also provide some devices and resources for you to use at the hackathon.

Hardware *

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino



* There is a limited supply of hardware components and tools available. We may not have every component so please bring your own tools if you require specific components.


Barry Ramirez

Barry Ramirez
GM, Service Creation & Design Telstra

Craig Fulton

Craig Fulton
Director of Infrastructure & Cloud Solutions Telstra

Mark Brown

Mark Brown
Regional Sales Manager Amazon Web Services (AWS

Sabrina Hilton

Sabrina Hilton
GM, Business Strategy Telstra

Judging Criteria

  • Coming Soon

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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