Web solutions for people involved in positive social and environmental change.

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What

Boojum designs, builds and maintains websites and applications for good causes.

The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

— Steve Jobs

Analysis and UX design

  • A creative and holistic approach to requirements analysis and design.
  • Good design is known by the goals it achieves.

Website and application development

  • Specialist skills in REACT, Python and Django.
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Support and maintenance

  • We back what we build, and form long term relationships with our clients.

Why

We wanted to turn fixing the planet into our day job, instead of something we did on weekends.

Compassion is not something you feel. It is something you do.

— Chögyam Trungpa, Buddhist meditations master

Before we do a project, we ask:

  • Do we believe in the outcomes and values of the project, and the organisation commissioning it?
  • Are we the right people to do it?

How do we define positive social and environmental change?

Positive social change means:

  • achieving real gender equity
  • justice for Australia's First Nations
  • more access to better education
  • improving the quality of communities and the conversations between communities
  • less consumption and materialism
  • more meaning and imagination.

Positive environmental change means:

  • real action on climate change, and giving back space and opportunity to other species
  • valuing and defending natural habitat and biodiversity for their own sake
  • better coexistence between humans and other species.

Contact

Have an online project in mind, or an IT problem to solve? Contact Boojum 1300 583 379.

Please phone 1300 583 379 or fill in the form.

We normally reply within two business days.

Boojum Pty Ltd is based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
We also have an office in New South Wales, Australia.

Who

Want to know more about Boojum, and who you will be working with? Read on.

Boojum Pty Ltd was established in 2003 to help organisations involved in positive social and environmental change become more successful.

Our websites, database applications, and e-learning designs improve organisations' abilities to manage, promote and grow their activities.

As well as solving complex problems with human-centred designs, we pride ourselves on doing happy projects.

Our Colleagues

We are deeply grateful to our colleagues, whose skills make Boojum's work possible.

Suzie

Suzie

Content designer, informed by years teaching English as a Second Language, designing e-learning, and kind sense of humour.

Ben

Ben

Rigorous software architect with a commitment to the Free Software movement.

Tamsin

Tamsin

Visual designer, always on the move with either a paintbrush, cordless drill, crochet hook or computer tablet.

Harry

Harry

Interface wizard with a strong design ethic, and a specialist interest in security.

Jini

Jini

Award-winning wordsmith and illustrator, and a published poet and zine author.

Ivan

Ivan

Coordination and tech-support skills help us keep the puppies in the box.

Roland

Roland

Design lead and co-founder.

Jason

Jason

Technical lead and co-founder.

We worked in the corporate sector over many years on challenging, major projects for organisations like the Victorian Government, ANZ, the City of Melbourne, and Telstra. We felt a mounting anxiety about environmental destruction and climate change, and issues of social justice, like gender equity, wealth distribution, and family violence. So we founded Boojum.

And here we are, fifteen years later! We are proud of the causes we work for, and these have been the happiest years of our working lives.

First Nations

We support the Uluru Statement From The Heart.

Sign the ACOSS petition asking the Federal Government to act on the Uluru Statement

Uluru Statement From The Heart

We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the southern sky, make this statement from the heart:

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs.

This our ancestors did, according to the reckoning of our culture, from the Creation, according to the common law from ‘time immemorial’, and according to science more than 60,000 years ago.

This sovereignty is a spiritual notion: the ancestral tie between the land, or ‘mother nature’, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were born therefrom, remain attached thereto, and must one day return thither to be united with our ancestors. This link is the basis of the ownership of the soil, or better, of sovereignty. It has never been ceded or extinguished, and co-exists with the sovereignty of the Crown.

How could it be otherwise? That peoples possessed a land for sixty millennia and this sacred link disappears from world history in merely the last two hundred years?

With substantive constitutional change and structural reform, we believe this ancient sovereignty can shine through as a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.

Proportionally, we are the most incarcerated people on the planet. We are not an innately criminal people. Our children are aliened from their families at unprecedented rates. This cannot be because we have no love for them. And our youth languish in detention in obscene numbers. They should be our hope for the future.

These dimensions of our crisis tell plainly the structural nature of our problem. This is the torment of our powerlessness.

We seek constitutional reforms to empower our people and take a rightful place in our own country. When we have power over our destiny our children will flourish. They will walk in two worlds and their culture will be a gift to their country.

We call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution. Makarrata is the culmination of our agenda: the coming together after a struggle. It captures our aspirations for a fair and truthful relationship with the people of Australia and a better future for our children based on justice and self-determination.

We seek a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our history.

In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard. We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.

— The Referendum Council, Final Report 30 June 2017

The rain it raineth every day
Upon the just and unjust fella,
But more upon the just because
The unjust has the just's umbrella.

— Author unknown,
19th century ditty

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Boy and girl with balloons:

  • Le Ballon Rouge, film, 1956, by Albert Lamorisse

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