We’re helping governments and communities work together to find new ways of solving old problems
We offer many programs, but they all have common underlying values and practices
Show, not tell
We make things together, transferring learning and capability along the way
We design and build services for, and with, diverse communities – always
Default to open
We operate in public – everything we create and do is open for all
We create supportive environments for people to experiment and learn
We create communities of practice that grow and thrive together
Small 'a' agile
We work flexibly, encouraging and responding to feedback constantly
Our Fellowship program pairs talented technologists with government innovators to work on challenges.
Teams of three, made up of developers and design experts from the private sector, are embedded into government departments or agencies for 6 – 12 month projects.
Our Sandpit program is an intensive innovation program, designed to help public servants skill-up faster, break down silos, and reimagine services.
Bringing technologists and public servants together to work on challenges for six weeks, the Sandpit creates a safe environment for change-makers to test, validate and scale their ideas.
Our Validate program gives leaders in government the support they need to explore, test and roadmap new ideas, before investing large amounts of time and resources into them.
Through collaboration and short sprints, Validate helps innovative leaders inside government create actionable plans for bold ideas.
Tech for Non Tech
Tech for Non Tech is our bite-sized program: a one-day masterclass designed to help non-technical people deepen their understanding of web development, and learn how to work amazingly with developers.
Digital Maturity Indicator
We’ve partnered with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government to help governments across the country measure and accelerate their digital transformation. Benchmarking digital maturity across six key areas, this assessment helps agencies and departments learn where to focus their energy and budget for success.
Civic Makers is a community-led event series that brings government, not-for-profits and makers together to work on problems in our own backyards.
Every couple of weeks, teams meet to share what they’ve learned, and work on group projects over a meal.
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We're based in Melbourne, on the traditional lands of the Woiwurrung and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation.
We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging across Australia.
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