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, working in teams, having FUN and solving problems with Public Data for the local business community inspires the work we do every day.
Sign Up for the Final Competition and Awards Event, CHEER on these fantastic competitors and CELEBRATE Public Data!
Without further ado:
WESTERN SLOPE BUSINESS PRODUCT TRACK
TEAM NAME: The Cavalcade of Whimsy
TEAM CAPTAIN: Shane Daniels
SUMMARY: (app name Bestaurants) Bestaurants combines public data with Yelp reviews to score areas on forecasted sales, demographic summaries, and other key points utilized by restaurant owners in selecting their location.
TEAM NAME: TechSlope
TEAM CAPTAIN: Marc Fiot
SUMMARY: (app name PropertyUsage) PropertyUsage is both an app and embeddable widget that rates the viability of a given commercial property based on indicators from public data including current usage, crime, traffic, average income, and financial incentive tax zoning.
TEAM NAME: Colorado Adventure V2
TEAM CAPTAIN: Karl Castleton
SUMMARY: Voice enabled app combining public data on trails and species habitat with demographic data to generate profiles for zip codes that allow outdoor recreation business owners to target sales and marketing outreach.
WESTERN SLOPE BUSINESS ANALYTICS TRACK
TEAM NAME: Team 745
TEAM CAPTAIN: Ashton Call
SUMMARY: Analysis helping small businesses strategize advertisement spending outside of online platforms through the use of publicly available retail reports and demographics.
TEAM NAME: Colorado Restaurant Assistant
TEAM CAPTAIN: Rikki Cook
SUMMARY: Analysis exploring the connection between demographic variables, restaurant inspections and business longevity determined by business open date and status for restaurants in Colorado to provide County-level insights to business owners looking to start a new business.
TEAM NAME: Childcare Marketplace
TEAM CAPTAIN: Jennifer Streetman
SUMMARY: Analysis demonstrating the relationships between demographic and economic factors with the availability and affordability of childcare to help business owners understand the value of providing childcare to their workforce.
FRONT RANGE BUSINESS PRODUCT TRACK
TEAM NAME: EnrollMe
TEAM CAPTAIN: Josh Saunders
SUMMARY: Web application for visualizing public school performance data so administrators of charter schools, new owners of charter schools, and any given business owner looking to locate a new business can see high performing schools in a variety of metrics like current/historical performance metrics and financial history to determine how to open a new school or determine what neighborhood to locate their business in so their employees have access to quality education for their children.
TEAM NAME: Trackers
TEAM CAPTAIN: Ed Vigil
SUMMARY: (app name Position My Kitchen) Position my Kitchen provides food truck vendors with a web application to locate optimum sites and times using public data about brewery and office locations, pedestrian traffic, farmers markets and Colorado events in combination with demographic data.
TEAM NAME: Responciv
TEAM CAPTAIN: Jonah Walker
SUMMARY: A lobbying intelligence app that allows local business owners to learn about and influence lobbying on legislation that may affect their business through the use of publicly available data on past lobbying efforts and dollars spent in Colorado.
FRONT RANGE BUSINESS ANALYTICS TRACK
TEAM NAME: FlowCodeColorado
TEAM CAPTAIN: Scott Stoltzman
SUMMARY: Analysis forecasting times when water surplus will be released downstream (aka “free river” events) based on publicly available historical data to inform owners of oil and gas companies when they can capture water required for their processing that would otherwise be required to purchase at non-surplus times.
TEAM NAME: Regis Voter Datalytics
TEAM CAPTAIN: Meng “Leo” Luo
SUMMARY: Analysis combining demographic and voter registration data to assist politically minded business decision makers seeking to identify and reach voters, volunteers and donors by understanding the makeup of a given geographic location.
TEAM NAME: Sucesso
TEAM CAPTAIN: Chris DeRosia
SUMMARY: Analysis providing pavement pricing and forecasting combined with public data on Highway Quality and projected project needs for civil engineering Construction Materials Procurement buyers looking to utilize recycled materials in future projects.
Congratulations! Now get back to work and we will see you, your friends, family, colleagues and the greater Go Code Colorado community at the final competition and awards event. Join us and CELEBRATE public data and all of our amazing competitors. Click here and sign up for this free event to be held on Thursday, May 30th from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm at the EXDO Event Center in Denver.