The Code for Victoria II – Women in Tech Program will ensure the brightest and best women coders and technologists get their chance to work alongside our public servants to improve government services.
— Gavin Jennings MLC, Special Minister of State
 
 

Digital transformation is driving some of the biggest changes we have experienced in our society 

We believe governments can capitalise on the opportunities digital transformation presents. 

Code for Australia and the Victorian Government’s Public Sector Innovation Fund have relaunched the Code for Victoria program for a second year, working together with the public to find new solutions to old problems.

Launched on March 3rd 2017, the Code for Victoria II – Women in Tech Program pairs talented female technologists with state government change-makers to tackle challenges facing Victoria. 

 

THE CHALLENGE

 The challenge calls on Victorian Government departments and agencies to nominate problems or ideas that could benefit from open innovation and collaboration.

Three of those problems will be selected based on their complexity, urgency and alignment to government priorities. Code for Australia will then embed Fellowship teams, each of three female Fellows (including designers, programmers and user experience experts from the private sector), into the selected departments or agencies for six months.

 

 

what is a fellow?

 

Fellows serve as agents for change, helping shape our state. The Fellowship program pairs teams of technologists, designers and community organisers with top civil-servants and change-makers in the government departments to tackle some of our state's biggest challenges.

 

What is a government HOST?

 

Government Hosts are the point of contact for embedded Fellows. They identify challenges in their department or agency that technology could solve. This could be focused on supporting agencies, delivering on state priorities, or technology that has a cross-agency impact on state government.