GO CODE COLORADO JUDGING CRITERIA
The Challenge is sponsored by Go Code Colorado, the Colorado Department of State, and the State of Colorado, 1700 Broadway Suite 200, Denver CO 80290, gocode.colorado.gov.
Below are guidelines for judges in choosing winners of the Go Code Colorado Challenge.
Challenge Weekend judging will be based on the material covered during presentations. In their presentations, Challenge Weekend participants should describe progress made across a range of areas—including strategic planning, market research, design, and coding, as well as others. Judges will take each team’s overall progress into consideration when they apply the judging criteria.
20% of Score
Is the app concept new and different? Does it solve a real problem for business decision-makers?
Teams should clearly show how their idea is new and different from what is currently available in the market and why they believe business decision-makers will use the product.
20% of Score
Is the app feasible? Does the team have the right skills to build this app and gain traction in the market?
At Challenge Weekend, judging will be based on whether app ideas are feasible to implement and whether a working product could be deployed. For the Final Competition, teams must produce a minimum viable product. This means an app that is available to public users. Teams must project the number of possible or likely users. Teams must explain how they would use the winning resources to advance the app and idea, including a sales or marketing strategy.
3.) QUALITY/CODE REVIEW
20% of Score
Is the app well-built? Does it have useful functionality that will be easily adopted by business decision-makers? Will there be any issue scaling based on the technology or the code structure?
Apps are evaluated as-presented at Challenge Weekend, and as-is for the Final Competition. For the Final Competition, a code review is provided by independent analysts and submitted to the judges for their use in determining a quality score. The code review rubric is available here.
10% of Score
Did the team successfully and persuasively explain how their idea will solve a problem for a business decision-maker using public data?
5.) USE OF DATA SOURCES
30% of Score
Has the team added value to the public data and cogently delivered it to a business decision-maker to help with the decision-making process?
By its nature, public data is available to all. Teams must show how they have combined or analyzed the data to create new insights that help a business decision-maker. For the Final Competition, a data evaluation is submitted to the judges for their use in their determining of a data score. The data evaluation rubric is available here.