Go Code Colorado Wins Project of the Year at Apex Awards.

by Adriana Galue
November 11, 2014

Early in November, The Colorado Technology Association hosted its annual APEX Awards. This annual event recognizes both individuals and organizations that have contributed to the success of the state’s technology sector.

The Colorado Secretary of the State’s Office was recognized as the winner for Go Code Colorado. The program aims to make public data more accessible and user-friendly to developers and entrepreneurs. The initiative addressed business problems through an apps competition.  One of its goals is to help businesses make smarter decisions through use of public data. The entire Apps Challenge is built around solving real-world problems that business decision-makers face each day. This is why the Challenge’s starting point consists in asking the business community to help define the problems they face. Think of it as a customer development phase.

Companies such as Zillow, CloudMade, BrightScope and The Weather Channel among many others began by using open data. According to a recent European Report, the US is a trendsetter in the industry.

On Thursday November 13, 2014 GoCode Colorado will be holding a Business Challenge Workshop where we will develop the problem statements that teams will attempt to solve in the Spring 2015. It's not too late to RSVP and attend if you would like to be a part of the workshop. It is a great way to connect with business leaders and see how access to public data can build a better business environment. 

Please consider joining this valuable open data movement. If you have not heard about the value and importance of open data, please consider reading this Mckinsey Report on the subject. 

What:       Business Challenge Workshop

When:      November 13, 2014

Time:        9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:     CSU Denver Center and Event Atrium 

                 475 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202 

For more information please visit: GoCode Colorado

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