GO CODE COLORADO BLOG

Mar 20 2020

Help Build Go Code Colorado 2021


I feel safe in saying that in one form or another, the ripple of COVID-19 has reached into almost every community in Colorado. This has left many of us moving through unfamiliar situations – facing varying levels of uncertainty. During this time, I have been consistently amazed by the resiliency of our community, the desire […]

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Mar 4 2020

Have you talked to enough users?


  Let me answer that question for you. Unless you are an outlier, the answer is no. Almost every startup I’ve helped, talked to, or participated in didn’t talk to users enough.  That’s totally understandable. Talking to your target users is hard. It can be boring to find them. It’s more fun to build something, […]

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Jan 31 2020

Go Code Colorado 2020


Go Code Colorado 2020 Now in its’ 7th cycle, Go Code Colorado kicks off this month and features two tracks to compete in (Business Application track and Business Analytics track) and once again offers ,000 in available prize money for 4 winning teams. “Go Code Colorado brings entrepreneurs from every corner of our state together […]

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May 31 2019

Go Code Colorado Announces 2019 Winners


Four Teams Awarded ,000 in Award-Winning Competition DENVER, May 31, 2019 — Go Code Colorado, an award-winning competition that challenges teams to use public data to develop useful business insights, analyses, and tools, announced the four winning teams at the finals event Thursday. The award winners in the Analytics Track are FlowCodeColorado and Sucesso and […]

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May 28 2019

THE JUDGES WHO WILL SELECT THE 2019 GO CODE COLORADO WINNERS!


The Sixth Annual Go Code Colorado Competition is ramping up to the final event and you don’t want to miss it! The twelve teams that have made it to the finals are ready to present their submissions in two dynamic formats after which two winners from both the Business Product Track and the Business Analytics […]

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May 7 2019

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED! JOIN THE EXCITEMENT AT OUR COMPETITION & AWARDS EVENT


!We are pleased to announce this year’s finalists. We commend ALL of the teams who participated and thank all of the State and local agencies for releasing their data to make Go Code Colorado possible. This year we had people from every corner of the State participating! Watching these folks of every stripe jumping in, […]

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Apr 2 2019

ENJOYING THE JOURNEY: How to Stay Motivated & Focused Mid-Project


  There is a certain exhilaration at the beginning of any project or endeavor. The start of a Go Code Colorado project is a leap into the unknown, with the thrill of new beginnings, new friends, and jumping into a creative process with other super smart people. These are all ingredients for a very good […]

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Mar 18 2019

Meet the Data Team!


Meet the Go Code Colorado Data and Tech Team!   Margaret Spyker, Project Manager, Xenity – I am a project manager and Sr. Spatial Data Analyst for the data and tech team of Go Code Colorado, run from the Business Intelligence Center at the CO Secretary of State’s office. Each year I work with state […]

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Mar 1 2019

MVP = embarrassing


  “So, we need this feature to work, and it has to tie into this API, and we should put it all on the blockchain.” “What about feature X? And we need admin screens, and roles and groups for different kinds of users.” “You’re right! Let’s add those to the list. We need to make […]

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Feb 18 2019

No Matter How Nervous You are…JUST DO IT!


  I heard about Go Code Colorado in 2017 from emails that the FACTORY – a Proximity Space – sends, but I chickened out and did not attend the information meeting. I regretted that decision a lot, so when I heard the roadshow was coming back to the FACTORY in February 2018, I signed up. […]

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