Go Code challenge to focus on business problems

A virtual competition is planned to challenge Colorado businesses to identify problems that could be solved in part using public data.

The Business Intelligence Center of the Colorado Secretary of State’s office conducts the Go Code Colorado initiative. Since 2014, hundreds of developers, designers, business and marketing professionals, analysts, entrepreneurs and others have participated.

“Go Code Colorado encourages Coloradans to use public data to create innovative ideas for the state and business community,” said Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. 

“Since its inception, Go Code Colorado has always stood for innovation, and I’m looking forward to the program’s continuing evolution in order to best meet the needs of businesses and communities in every corner of our state,” Griswold said.

This year, Go Code Colorado will feature a business opportunities challenge scheduled for Oct. 24. Teams and individuals will compete to identify business opportunities, problems and issues that could be addressed using public information. 

A panel of industry judges will review submissions. Participants with  the best proposals will win.

To register or obtain more information, visit https://gocode.colorado.gov.