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!

Who owns the prototypes, ideas, pitches or intellectual property at the end of The Telstra Cloud Hackathon?

You do, along with the rest of your team!

How late can I stay?

We want you to come back refreshed and raring to go on Sunday so we are closing the doors at 12am on Friday and Saturday and re-opening at 8am on Saturday and Sunday 

Can I participate on my own?

Unfortunately you need a team to compete in The Telstra Cloud Hackathon. If you already have a 3-6 person team, then you are ready to go. If you don’t have a team, you can meet people during the commencement on Friday and form a team.

I am a Telstra employee, can I participate in The Telstra Cloud Hackathon?

Telstra Employees are eligible to enter.  



Friday Dec 9
5:30pm –  Registrations Open – Register, meet your fellow hackers and mentors in a relaxed, friendly environment.
6:30pm –  Hackathon Overview
7:00pm –  Kick Off Talk
7:30pm – Idea Pitching & Team Formation
12:00am – Venue Closes (Reopens 8.15am Saturday morning)

Saturday Dec 10
8:15am – Venue Opens
8:30am – Breakfast
9:00am – Lightning Session – AWS
10:00am – Lightning Session – Design Thinking Workshop
11:00am – Lightning Session – Hardware
12:00pm – Lunch
6:00pm – Dinner
11:45pm – Wrap Up
12:00am Venue Closes (Reopens 8.15am Sunday morning)

Sunday Dec 11
8:15am – Venue Opens
8:30am – Breakfast
12:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Milestone Deadline – Dry run of presentation to mentors
3:30pm – Judging – Final Pitches & Presentations (3 minute pitch & 2 minutes of Q&A per team.)
5:00pm – Closing Celebration – Winners Announced
8:00pm – Event Finishes – Event Conclusion


We have a Code of Conduct we expect everyone to abide by http://hackcodeofconduct.org/