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2 Feb

Everybody digs Sticker Giant – get yours tonight at Kick Off!


StickerGiant is back for another year of sponsoring Go Code Colorado with their amazing stickers. A couple of us toured their world headquarters–located in Hygiene, Colorado–recently to learn more about this great Colorado company (fun fact: StickerGiant ships out 85 custom sticker orders on average per day, with a global reach). Jesse Michaels, StickerGiant’s Marketing Director, walked […]

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4 Jan

Where’s the business challenge workshop?


The Go Code Colorado challenge is about taking public data and using it to help Colorado businesses work smarter. Businesses, then, are the customer for the apps created for the challenge. So it only makes sense that we ask businesses what needs they have that public data might help address and direct the app and […]

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27 Dec

Heroes of Open Data in Colorado: Daniel Trone of the Department of Local Affairs


Recently, we have had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Trone of the State Demography Office in the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) about how the department is leading the way in government open data. Most notably, Daniel himself helped create the Census API where he has cleaned and published all Census data for the nation from […]

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16 Nov

Hammerathon: Why Go Code Colorado isn’t a hackathon


If there’s one challenge that unites all of Go Code Colorado’s organizers, it’s this: Overcoming the perception that we’re a hackathon. We get it. There’s a model in everyone’s mind about civic engagement and challenges that involve app development. (And yeah, having Code in our name trips certain preconceived notions). Let us be clear. We […]

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16 Nov

We’re back! Here are our dates and what we learned from Year Two


Last year was a big step forward for Go Code Colorado. We grew our participation, saw stronger app and business ideas, and created a must-attend Mentor Weekend for the 10 finalist teams. We like to think of Go Code Colorado as combining the best of startup challenges, code challenges, and civic engagement activities together for […]

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10 Jun

Kudos to MercuryPay


Another stellar organization providing support to this year’s Go Code Colorado competition is Mercury, a Durango-based payment systems company offering integrated point-of-sale commerce technology solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses. Mercury offers a variety of services across a number of verticals, and quickly, safely, and securely processes the transactional information to get customers on their […]

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29 May

Thanks to Salesforce


As Go Code Colorado comes to a close for another year, we’d like to take a moment to thank the people and organizations who have made year two a roaring success. One of our key partners this year is Salesforce, a leading CRM and cloud computing provider. As a company that manages and processes data […]

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22 May

Our 2015 Winners!


Three teams were awarded Go Code Colorado’s final prize last night: a year-long, ,000 contract with the Secretary of State’s office. Mentor Matters (Denver), Stay CO-Flow (Fort Collins) and Pikr Knows (Fort Collins) emerged as having the best app and business ideas from nine finalist teams that won first-round challenge weekend competitions in Colorado Springs, […]

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19 Apr

Announcing the 2015 Final Ten Teams


Six months. A 300-person kick off party. 160 participants. 31 teams. And we’re down to 10 finalists. Congratulations to the Go Code Colorado final 10 teams. The 10 best app and business ideas that make use of public data, that help businesses make smarter decisions. Ideas that will, doubtless, make Colorado a better place to […]

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10 Apr

2015 Judging Criteria


The judging criteria for Go Code Colorado, which does not change from Challenge Weekend to the Final Competition, is: Innovation – 10% Judges should base the innovation score on the degree of new thinking, originality, and creativity displayed by the team in development of the app. Consideration should be given to the ability to engage the […]

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Key Events

Wed01

Kickoff 2017

February 01, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri07

Challenge Weekend

April 07, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri - Sun21 - 23

Mentor Weekend

April 21 @ 6:00 PM - April 23 @ 8:00 PM
Wed24

Final Event

MAY 24 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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