WINNERS AND DATASETS
People’s Choice Award – Application Track
A mobile app to help anyone who travels on I70 to avoid traffic and accidents while getting to their destination on time. “Plan ahead so you keep your head.”
People’s Choice Award – Analytics Track
The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan was introduced to assist small businesses in paying employees, rent, and other allowable expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The submission analyzed loan distribution and effectiveness throughout Mesa County using data from the Colorado Information Marketplace and the Small Business Administration (SBA) websites.
Business Application Track
1st Place – PlasticScore
The PlasticScore dashboard provides restaurants an analysis of their current sustainability practices and gives them recommendations for how they can improve. This includes operational guides, as well as product ratings that factor in the availability of local recycling and composting infrastructure in the rating and helps avoid greenwashing.
2nd Place – COCannabis
COCannabis created an interactive web app for analysis and visualization of the Colorado cannabis industry and State population data. The app combines county cannabis revenue data, county population data, and cannabis license data to assist current or future licensees in determining when and where cannabis revenue hotspots are or may occur.
3rd Place – Open Water Foundation
This entry demonstrates the Open Water Foundation’s InfoMapper software to visualize and query municipal water provider data, combining service area data from the Colorado Information Marketplace and other sources. This allows existing customers and new development to locate available water providers for a location.
Business Analytics Track
1st Place – CRPforOpportunity
The opportunity gap within the education system leads to a disparity in achievement between white students and students of color, English learners, and students with disabilities. Implementing culturally relevant pedagogy lessens the opportunity gap, but we lack the data to measure a schools’ progress.
2nd Place – WhoCARES
The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan was introduced to assist small businesses in paying employees, rent, and other allowable expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This submission will analyze loan distribution and effectiveness throughout Mesa County using data from Colorado Information Marketplace and the Small Business Administration (SBA) websites.
3rd Place – Mavucation
Team Mavucation compares Mesa County Valley School District 51’s high school performance to schools across Colorado seeking prospects for improving teacher performance while simultaneously fostering student learning but find inconclusive results suggesting current data collection approaches may be misdirected and should be further developed.