On November 5, on behalf of Go Code Colorado’s community of data providers, business leaders, developers, entrepreneurs, and partnering companies, Secretary of State Scott Gessler accepted the Colorado Technology Association’s APEX Award for Technology Project of the Year.
“We’re honored Go Code Colorado is being recognized for the innovation it is delivering to Colorado,” Secretary of State Scott Gessler said. “Public data is an asset to our state, and we are working to unlock its potential to build a better place to do business. Go Code Colorado is a tremendous example of collaboration across government and between the public and private sectors.”
“The Go Code Colorado team applied for the award because the criteria so closely matches our objectives for running the challenge,” said Andrew Cole, Go Code Colorado’s Program Manager at the Secretary of State’s Office. “Criterea like, Did we solve a business problem? Is it an innovative approach? What is the value we return to the industry, and is there a measurable risk-reward benefit? The award is great recognition that we’re providing value to Colorado’s business community, and specifically Colorado’s thriving technology community.”
The Apex Awards, held every year in Denver by the Colorado Technology Association, recognize a number of different technology achievements by Colorado companies and individuals.
“The purpose of the awards is to highlight remarkable technologies and innovations,” said Erik Mitisek, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association. “I’ve been a fan, supporter, and judge of Go Code Colorado since its inception so I was thrilled when it won.”
Go Code Colorado is a state-wide business and apps challenge that asks entrepreneurs and developers to make meaningful use of public data. Click here for more about Go Code Colorado, here for this year’s dates, and here to get involved.