PAIRING TECHNOLOGISTS WITH GOVERNMENT CHANGE-MAKERS TO TACKLE SOCIAL ISSUES
Embedding teams technologists into government teams for 6 - 12 month projects, the Fellowship program creates a two-way transfer of knowledge and understanding, while building human-centered technology.
HOw it works
Cross-functional teams of technologists are embedded in local and state governments to develop digital tools that help cities and states deliver key public services across health, economic development, and safety and justice.
1. IDENTIFYING a CHALLENGE
Government departments or agencies work with the Code for Australia team to identify a challenge and environment that is suitable for a Fellowship.
2. RECRUITING + ONBOARDING
We find talented developers, designers and technologists and take them through a intensive onboarding process - covering everything from bureaucracy tactics to collaboration and team-building.
3. DESIGNING + MAKING
The Fellows work alongside government hosts to examine the challenge in a new light, build capability, and create open source and human-centered technology.
We've run over a dozen Fellowship programs with local and state governments across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Here are some projects we're currently working on, as well as some things we've designed and deployed together.
Being government organisations we get stuck in the way that we’re doing things and innovation is hard to grasp. This was the perfect opportunity to try something different.
- Mel Hardie, Senior Biodiversity Curator and Fellowship Host, DELWP
APPLY FOR A FELLOWSHIP
Government Hosts are the point of contact for embedded Fellows. They identify challenges in their department or agency that technology could solve, and support Fellows during the project with time, resources and connections.
Fellows serve as agents for change, helping shape our state. Fellows are mission-driven digital professionals with multi-disciplinary experience in engineering, design, user experience, research, GIS or product management.
Everyone really wants to make a difference so it brings a lot of energy. It’s a great opportunity to share your skills but at the same time, acquire a lot of new skills.
- Irina Anastasiu, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Fellow
EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST
Interested in a Fellowship but have some questions for us? Use the form below to express your interest and see how we might work together.
Our Government Partners
These are some of the incredible government teams we've worked together with to uplift capability and create beautiful, human-centered technology.