Nov 16 2015

Hammerathon: Why Go Code Colorado isn’t a hackathon

If there’s one challenge that unites all of Go Code Colorado’s organizers, it’s this: Overcoming the perception that we’re a hackathon. We get it. There’s a model in everyone’s mind about civic engagement and challenges that involve app development. (And yeah, having Code in our name trips certain preconceived notions). Let us be clear. We […]

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Nov 16 2015

We’re back! Here are our dates and what we learned from Year Two

Last year was a big step forward for Go Code Colorado. We grew our participation, saw stronger app and business ideas, and created a must-attend Mentor Weekend for the 10 finalist teams. We like to think of Go Code Colorado as combining the best of startup challenges, code challenges, and civic engagement activities together for […]

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Jun 10 2015

Kudos to MercuryPay

Another stellar organization providing support to this year’s Go Code Colorado competition is Mercury, a Durango-based payment systems company offering integrated point-of-sale commerce technology solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses. Mercury offers a variety of services across a number of verticals, and quickly, safely, and securely processes the transactional information to get customers on their […]

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May 29 2015

Thanks to Salesforce

As Go Code Colorado comes to a close for another year, we’d like to take a moment to thank the people and organizations who have made year two a roaring success. One of our key partners this year is Salesforce, a leading CRM and cloud computing provider. As a company that manages and processes data […]

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May 22 2015

Our 2015 Winners!

Three teams were awarded Go Code Colorado’s final prize last night: a year-long, ,000 contract with the Secretary of State’s office. Mentor Matters (Denver), Stay CO-Flow (Fort Collins) and Pikr Knows (Fort Collins) emerged as having the best app and business ideas from nine finalist teams that won first-round challenge weekend competitions in Colorado Springs, […]

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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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