COMPETITION FAQS

This page provides information about Go Code Colorado 2018. Check back early 2019 for information about the next Go Code Colorado.

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Find answers to your questions about competing in the Go Code Colorado competition on this page. If your questions aren’t here, please visit our General FAQs page.

How do i form a team?

See the How to Form a Team page and make sure your team understands all the Go Code Colorado competition requirements.

How do i find a team to join?

See the How to Form a Team page and make sure your team understands all the Go Code Colorado competition requirements.

What makes a good team?

See the How to Form a Team page and make sure your team understands all the Go Code Colorado competition requirements.

Do i need a data scientist on my team?

Ultimately, it’s up to you. Creating useful business insights and tools from public data is the core mission of the competition. Public data is already free. The Go Code Colorado competition is about adding value. There are technologists, database people and software developers who know how to work with data and add value to data, but it can be difficult to work with some types of complex data if you are not a data scientist. This, among several other factors, is a strategic decision for your team, but the competition encourages you to take the data aspect seriously.

Do i have to know coding to participate?

No. The most successful Go Code Colorado teams are diverse and have all the skill sets found in big thinkers, entrepreneurs, data analysts and scientists, software developers, designers, business and marketing professionals, and general doers. We recommend that teams include a variety of backgrounds such as business, design, data science and software development. While you don’t have to know how to code to participate, at least one person on your team will have to build the code for your mobile or web-based app, data visualization, website or other digital tool. Make sure your team understands all the Go Code Colorado competition requirements, including the criteria judges will use to evaluate your idea and the code review evaluation.

Can teams include out-of-state participants?

Yes. Wherever your team members are from, just be sure at least one person is present during the mandatory check-in points throughout Challenge Weekend and when it comes time to pitch your idea. Make sure your team understands all the Go Code Colorado competition requirements, including the Go Code Colorado Rules and Policies.

When can I start?

See the How to Form a Team page.

Why should i attend Go Code Colorado events, including challenge weekend?

The Go Code Colorado competition consists of many events, some of which are required (such as Challenge Weekend). Learn more about these events on the requirements page of our website.

How do I sign up for events, including challenge weekend?

Visit the Events section of our website.

How do I RSVP myself and/or my team for Challenge Weekend?

Visit the Events section of our website to RSVP for one of the Challenge Weekend locations. You can pick any city; it does not have to be the city closest to you. When you RSVP, we’ll send you an email with information to sign up for additional tools.

If you already have a team, have each member RSVP individually. We will gather information about your team at Challenge Weekend.

Can I switch event locations?

If you want to change locations you can. We ask that you send an email to Go Code organizers to let us know.

When we submit our code to github, will other people see it?

No. For more information about GitHub, see the Tech Resources page in the Data section of this website.

What are the rules and policies?

See the Go Code Colorado Rules and Policies.

What are the judging criteria?

See the Go Code Colorado Rules and Policies, which include information about judging criteria.

 

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And, if you have additional questions, please send an email to Go Code organizers.

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