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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.

Stay Tuned and Find Out 2/20/19!

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(s) – Western Slope Feb 20, 2019 and Front Range – Feb 27, 2019
    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 2019 Go Code Colorado Challenge.
  • Challenge Day(s) – Western Slope and Front Range
    Challenge Day occurs on both the Front Range and Western Slope. All competing teams are required to have a presence at Challenge Day. Check back soon for more information about the 2019 Challenge Day.  Locations:

    • Front Range – Denver
    • Western Slope – Grand Junction
  • Final Competition Event: Denver – May 30, 2019
    Everyone is invited to watch the 12 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 Day 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.
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If you have questions, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to Go Code Colorado organizers.

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