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Symbiote develops websites that people enjoy using. Our team of developers and user experience experts enjoy the challenge of creating, using and re-using ideas and processes and code to wrangle all of the technologies and interfaces that underlie sites or apps that are a pleasure to use. 

If you’ve used Melbourne’s improved myki payment system or visited the PTV website, then you’ve already seen some of our work in action.

"Creation, sharing, re-use and refinement of clever, elegant coding is at the heart of what we do. We use and contribute to libraries of Open Source code, along with other developers around the world who collectively share ways to build better websites. ‘Better’ means websites that our customers love, that their customers think are quick and intuitive to use, and that are easy to update as things change."
— Marcus, Head of Technology 2021
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Code is our material. 

Code’s a material that brings colour, design, sound, movement, ideas, information and human connection into people’s lives, via their devices.

To us, code isn’t dull strings of symbols on a screen, it’s a series of rich languages – languages with libraries we write, edit and borrow from. These languages tell machines how to help human beings to make and share things, save time, find information, solve problems and talk to other people. 

People are our priority. The code’s a method of helping people in their daily lives. 

Our teams love problem-solving and they enjoy sharing anything they find that improves ways of working – that’s why we use and contribute to Open Source libraries. 

We're passionate about open source CMS, with many years developing in SilverStripe and now extending to PyroCMS. We also believe systems should work together seamlessly and have developed many large scale APIs to reuse data from the right platform.

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