GO CODE COLORADO BLOG

Mar 23 2016

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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Mar 7 2016

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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Feb 2 2016

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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Jan 4 2016

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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Dec 27 2015

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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Nov 16 2015

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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Nov 16 2015

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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Jun 10 2015

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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May 29 2015

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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May 22 2015

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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Challenge Weekend

April 13-15, 2018
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Mentor Weekend

April 27-29, 2018
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Final Event

June 7. 2018 @ 6:00 PM

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