Are you a wiz at developing apps? Are you a business analyst looking for a creative way to make your mark? Are you an entrepreneur at heart who loves a challenge?
If you replied yes to any of the above, check out this amazing opportunity to meet like-minded people, build teams and create useful tools using public data.
Go Code Colorado is an annual competition that challenges multidisciplinary teams to turn public data into useful business insights and tools. Teams compete during Challenge Weekend, April 13-15, and finalists are invited to attend an immersive Mentor Weekend in Boulder with tech and business leaders, including helpful business librarians. Winners compete for cash and in-kind awards.
Curious what types of business problems you can solve? Check out the tools these 2017 winners built.
- Magpie Supply: a platform for small-scale farmers to search and identify farmers’ market prices and locations, helping them create more profit and combat the cost of food transportation.
- HUD Buddy: an online, remote solution to perform noise analysis for highly regulated HUD residential developments, saving developers time and money.
Attend the Kickoff Event at Great Divide’s Bottling Hall in RiNo (free beer and food!) Feb 7 from 6-8 pm. To learn more RSVP here.
In addition to the public data available through the State of Colorado, Arapahoe Libraries has a variety of business tools available to help develop and supplement data for your project. Meet with a business librarian at the Challenge and Mentor Weekends or Ask-a-Librarian for more help.