This page provides information about Go Code Colorado 2018. Check back early 2019 for information about the next Go Code Colorado.

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Find out more about the requirements for participating in the Go Code Colorado competition that challenges multidisciplinary teams to turn public data into useful business insights and tools.

Build a product that uses public data to deliver insights for a business decision-maker.

To participate in the Go Code Colorado competition, you must follow participant rules and Go Code Colorado policies. In addition to being a person at least 14 years of age (under 18 must provide proof of parental consent) who legally resides in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, there are other Go Code Colorado rules and policies you should know about in the Rules section of our website. There you also can learn more about judging criteria and what happens if you are one of the 10 finalists from Challenge Weekend that moves on to Mentor Weekend and the Final Competition Event, or if you are one of the three winners at the Final Competition Event.

GitHub is a development platform that allows Go Code Colorado participants to host and review code, manage projects and build software alongside other developers. As a partner to Go Code Colorado, GitHub is providing a “GoCodeColorado” organization account, where all teams are required to push the code for their competition entries. For more details about GitHub, see Tech Resources page in the Data section of this website.

The Go Code Colorado competition is made up of a series of events that engage the entire state. We recommend getting started by attending the Kick-off in Denver or one of the local Road Show events. The heart of the competition is Challenge Weekend, held simultaneously in five cities around the state. From there 10 finalist teams are selected to participate in Mentor Weekend and present their ideas at the Final Competition Event. Everyone’s invited to the Final Competition Event to hear presentations from the 10 finalists and to be there live for the announcement of the winners.

Requirements for presenting at Challenge Weekend will be provided closer to the event.

  • Kick-Off, Denver – Feb 7, 2018
    Go Code Colorado organizers recommend that anyone interested in the competition attends this celebration of Colorado tech and entrepreneurship, which includes the launch of the 2018 Go Code Colorado Challenge.
  • Road Show
    Local kick-off events are recommended for anyone looking to meet potential team members and the Go Code Colorado organizers, as well as to learn more about the challenge statement and the competition leading up to Challenge Weekend.Locations:

    • Broomfield
    • Colorado Springs
    • Durango
    • Fort Collins
    • Grand Junction
    • Vail/Avon
  • Challenge Weekend – April 13 – 15, 2018
    Challenge Weekend occurs simultaneously in five Colorado cities. All competing teams are required to have a presence at Challenge Weekend. Friday night kicks it off and provides opportunities to find a team or find talent for an existing team. Saturday features hours of work time and expert mentorship. Sunday is the day to practice and then make your pitch to the judges. Two teams from each location move on to the next events.Check back soon for more information about the 2018 Challenge Weekend. Requirements for presenting at Challenge Weekend will be provided closer to the event.Locations:

    • Colorado Springs
    • Denver
    • Durango
    • Fort Collins
    • Grand Junction
  • Mentor Weekend – April 27 – 29, 2018
    Offered exclusively to the 10 finalist teams from Challenge Weekend, the best and brightest minds of the entrepreneurial and tech community mentor the 10 finalist teams as they prepare for the Final Competition Event.
  • Final Competition Event: Denver – June 7, 2018
    Everyone is invited to watch the 10 finalist teams pitch their entries before a panel of judges.

Here are all the ways you can stay informed about Go Code Colorado:

  • Join our email newsletter.
  • RSVP to attend a Challenge Weekend event and we’ll provide access to Go Code Colorado #Slack, which includes the following channels: #findateam, #find-a-mentor, #data, and other channels related to tech resources.
  • Follow us:
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    For team collaboration, please use localized hashtags for your region: #GoCodeCoS, #GoCodeDen, #GoCodeDgo, #GoCodeFoCo, or #GoCodeGJ

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