GO CODE COLORADO BLOG

Apr 19 2015

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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Apr 10 2015

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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Apr 9 2015

Problem Statements for 2015


Each Go Code Colorado team must build an app that addresses a Problem Statement. The Problem Statements come directly from the business community. Last fall, we convened a Business Challenge Workshop where we asked business decision makers what problems they face that could be addressed through better access to public data. This gives a peek […]

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Apr 6 2015

Southern Colorado: Lucky You


Colorado Springs is stepping up huge again this year, making the challenge weekend there a destination for southern Colorado devs and entrepreneurs. In addition to all the amazing perks available to all Go Code Colorado participants, the rock-star organizers in Colorado Springs are offering: ,000 to the two winners that emerge from Colorado Springs. That’s right. […]

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Apr 3 2015

Go Code Colorado’s Version of a Swag Bag


What kind of event would we be throwing without giving away some party favors from our partners? By registering and participating in Go Code Colorado, you’ll get access to products and services to help build your app from some of the top tech companies around. Some have even thrown in additional prizes for the winning […]

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Apr 2 2015

Our Five Finals Judges


We know that getting in front of tech and entrepreneurial heavies is a top reason why people participate in challenges like Go Code Colorado. Of course, we’ve got you covered. But there’s another reason influential judges matter to us (beyond, of course, knowledge and experience with what it takes for an app and business to […]

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Feb 18 2015

Go Code Colorado: Local Impact, National Buzz


Go Code Colorado is honored to be recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School for Democratic Government and Innovation as a Bright Idea in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition. Government and innovation aren’t always the most obviously synonymous terms, but projects like Go Code Colorado are changing that. Go Code Colorado was awarded for its […]

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Jan 29 2015

Grand Junction: an entrepreneurs paradise


We are thrilled to announce that Grand Junction will be our 5th location this year for Go Code Colorado Challenge Weekend. While most of us know about the successful entrepreneurship activities of the I-25 corridor, a few of us might be surprised to learn about the innovation of the Western Slope. The Business Incubator Center, […]

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Jan 23 2015

3 Open Data Trends To Watch in 2015


With most of 2015 still ahead of us, we wanted to explore some trends, topics, and projects that are shaping the future of open data. Ever notice that almost all civic data activities are at the civic level? Go Code Colorado is pioneering larger-scale initiatives as the first state-wide challenge of it’s kind. Our community […]

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Jan 15 2015

When you win the Go Code Colorado challenge


Go Code Colorado was built to be better. Better than a hack-a-thon. Better than a startup event. In addition to sparking innovation around open data, we want to deliver real value to Colorado businesses and create a vehicle for entrepreneurs and developers to take part in economic development for Colorado. That’s why we try to […]

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