This Challenge (similar to historical Go Code Colorado) is all about developing insights and solutions that address key Colorado business issues. Teams compete to integrate Colorado’s public data into tools and analytics useful for business decision-makers in Colorado. Competitors can compete in either Analytics or Application tracks for cash awards.

Teams may leverage the proposals published as part of the Business Opportunities Challenge to develop their solution or submit an original idea.

  • Business Analytics Track – In the Analytics Track, use public data to provide useful insights and recommendations to benefit Colorado’s non-profit and for-profit businesses. An example could be but is not limited to a data story, visualization, white paper.
  • Business Application Track – In the Application Track, create market-relevant applications or tools using public data to provide solutions for Colorado’s non-profit and for-profit businesses. An example submission could be but is not limited to a mobile or web application.

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Business Solutions Challenge Final Event

Schedule

Mentor Session # 1 (3/31 6-8 pm)
Mentor Session # 2 (4/3 12-2 pm)

Compete

Competition Guide (267kb pdf)
Challenge Saturday Schedule
Challenge Saturday Overview
GitHub
Agenda

Data

Public Data Sets
Public Data Request
BIC Curated Data

Archive

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CHALLENGE SATURDAY SCHEDULE

March 6th, 2021

9:30-9:55

Challenge Saturday Kick-off

March 6, 2021

Presenters:

Joshua Dostert
Business Intelligence Center Program Manager, Colorado Secretary of State

Joe Simon
Community Manager, Go Code Colorado, Confluence Communications

Josh’s Intro Video Joe’s Tips to Win Video

9:55-10:30

Using Google Firebase in your submission

March 6, 2021

Presenter:

Paul Ruiz
Developer Programs Engineer, Google

Video

10:30-10:40

Break

March 6, 2021

10:40-11:30

Building Solutions That Matter: Interactive Discussion with Industry Experts

March 6, 2021

Presenters:

Michael Vente
Senior Director of Research and Data Governance, Colorado Department of Higher Education

Katie Woslager
Senior Manager, OEDIT Advanced Industries

Moderator:

Erik Mitisek
CEO, Highwing

Video

11:30-11:50

Past Business Opportunities Challenge Successes & How to Compete

March 6, 2021

Presenters:

Margaret Spyker
Data Team Lead, GIS Integration Specialist, Xentity Corporation

Van Wallace
Business Intelligence Center, Public Data Manager, Xentity Corporation

Video

 

11:50-12:20

Using Esri in your submission

March 6, 2021

Presenter:

Peter Gamberg
Solution Engineer, Esri

Video

12:20-12:30

Break

March 6, 2021

12:30-1:25

Interactive Team Building and Mentoring

March 6, 2021

Presenter:

Go Code Colorado Staff & Mentors

 

1:25-1:30

Close of Event

March 6, 2021

Presenters:

Joshua Dostert
Business Intelligence Center Program Manager, Colorado Secretary of State

Joe Simon
Community Manager, Go Code Colorado, Confluence Communications