Our Programs

We’re helping governments and communities work together to find new ways of solving old problems

Common Threads

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

Safe spaces

We create supportive environments for people to experiment and learn

Network support

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.

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.

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.

Civic Makers

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. 

Where To From Here

Not sure where your skills are needed? Take our short quiz to find out the ways we make magic together.

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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.

As an organisation we benefit from the rich history of contributions that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people have made to the world.

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