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4 Apr

Presenting Our 2016 Ten Finalist Teams: May the Best Apps Win


What a weekend, Colorado. Almost 200 people and over 35 teams participated in Go Code Colorado’s 2016 Challenge Weekend in Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins and Grand Junction. Teams spent the weekend in intense and focused environments drawing up or fine-tuning their business and app ideas that make meaningful use of public data.  Some participants […]

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1 Apr

Judges who’ll see your work – Part 3 – Grand Junction and Durango


Part of the excitement from challenges like Go Code Colorado is putting your work in front of professionals in the business and entrepreneurial world. Go Code Colorado judges are more than just trusted experts to determine the likelihood of success of apps and business ideas from the challenge; they’re influencers in the Colorado tech entrepreneurial scene. […]

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30 Mar

AT&T brings history and future of innovation to Go Code Colorado participants


Partners make Go Code Colorado great. Our partners play an important role in helping to offset costs and make sure the competition remains free and available to anyone who wants to participate. Others offer access to special data, tools, or mentors. Some do both. As our Summit Partner for 2016, AT&T brings an incredible history of […]

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24 Mar

Judges who’ll see your work – Part 2 – Colorado Springs, Denver, and Fort Collins


Part of the excitement from challenges like Go Code Colorado is putting your work in front of professionals in the business and entrepreneurial world. Go Code Colorado judges are more than just trusted experts to determine the likelihood of success of apps and business ideas from the challenge; they’re influencers in the Colorado tech entrepreneurial scene. […]

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23 Mar

Judges Who’ll See Your Work – Part 1 – Final Event


Here they are. The entrepreneurs, data experts, and startup innovators who’ll hear your business concepts, evaluate your apps, and determine which three teams will be awarded k to keep their apps and businesses going. Part 2 tomorrow: Colorado Springs, Denver, and Fort Collins. Part 3 Friday: Durango and Grand Junction We consider it an honor […]

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7 Mar

How to approach challenge weekend


If you’ve followed Go Code Colorado for the last three years, you know we decided to do things a little different this year. The biggest change was how far ahead of Challenge Weekend we released the problem statement, giving teams two months to work (if they choose) before coming together with their local community April […]

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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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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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