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Jena Griswold

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Serena Woods
Office: (303) 860-6903
serena.woods@sos.state.co.us

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Jenny Flanagan
Deputy Secretary of State

Colorado state seal

News Release

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Jenny Flanagan
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
Office: (303) 860-6903
Serena Woods - serena.woods@sos.state.co.us

Today, Go Code Colorado Kicked-Off 6th Annual Competition in Grand Junction

Secretary of State Jena Griswold Joined Community Leaders to Start Competition

Grand Junction, Feb. 20, 2019 – Today, Secretary of State Jena Griswold joined community leaders in Grand Junction to Kick-Off the 6th Annual Go Code Colorado Competition. Go Code is a competition that challenges multidisciplinary teams to turn public data into useful business insights, analyses and tools.

“Being from rural Colorado, I know that good ideas and innovation happen across the entire state, which is why today for the first time we kicked-off Go Code Colorado on the Western Slope,” said Secretary Griswold. “For 6 years Go Code Colorado has brought together entrepreneurs and innovators to solve some of our state’s more unique problems.”

This event is hosted by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Business Intelligence Center. The Business Intelligence Center promotes economic growth and good governance by making business-relevant data accessible and useable for informed decision-making. This is the 6th year of the Go Code Colorado Competition, and the first year that Go Code is hosting a Kick-Off in Grand Junction

In six years, Go Code Colorado Competitions have included almost 5,000 participants; 906 team participants including analysts, coders, marketers, entrepreneurs and big thinkers; 169 teams; and over 200 mentors. In addition, businesses can now access over 252 published datasets; 210 federated datasets and 37 featured data sets and links for their own use.

"Go Code Colorado has been an invaluable partner in helping us to transform the community of tech and startups in Grand Junction and Western Colorado. When Factory by Proximity became the first coworking space in Grand Junction, we were able to point to the momentum of Go Code as one of the pillars of our success," said Josh Hudnall, Founder & Chief Design Officer of FACTORY.

The Competition will also host a kick-off in Denver on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
From 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Great Divide Brewery, 3403 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216.

For a full schedule of events for Go Code Colorado, please visit www.gocodecolorado.com. Video of the kick off is also available at www.facebook.com/GoCodeColorado/.