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Three Grand Junction Teams win Go Code 2022

Go code Colorado

Three teams from Grand Junction took home a total of $40,000 in prizes from last night’s 2022 Go Code Colorado Awards sponsored by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Business Intelligence Center.

Denver, Colorado, May 27, 2022. Last night at the Upper Larimer Event Center in Five Points, Go Code Colorado Program Manager Anni Proctor handed a check for $25,000 to  Maddie Vickers and Samuel Tufts of team HEALTH CARES for first place in the analytics track. The team “produced a completed analysis [which] included all math and statistical analysis on chronic illnesses with some incredible visualizations” Go Code announced on Facebook.

“This was an incredible experience to work with data analysts from across Colorado and create feasible solutions to some of the problems we are facing in the healthcare industry,” CMU student and HEALTH CARES team leader Madison Vickers said about the competition. “It was thrilling to see so much hard work pay off.”

Go Code Colorado challenges competitors to turn publicly available data from the Business Intelligence Center into valuable insights or applications to benefit Colorado businesses. There are two tracks: analytics and applications. The analytics competitors created whitepapers and dashboards transforming data into actionable conclusions that businesses can use to make decisions. The applications track competitors designed functioning applications translating the data into a business solution.

Team Devour CO received a $10,000 award for 2nd place in the applications track. “Our app connects Colorado’s local food producers to consumers who are passionate about food sustainability and quality,” says Jennifer Streetman, a Grand Junction resident who created Devour CO along with her all-female team of Dani Ould and Monique Streetman. “We grow and prepare amazing food on the Western Slope and we want everyone to be able to find it. We will release our app for the public later this summer.”

The third place $5000 award in the applications track went to Trail Funds, a student team from CMU lead by Bryan Wachs. Trail Funds is an app which enables trail users give back to the organizations who maintain Colorado’s diverse trails. Trail Funds plans to be a B-corp in the Maverick Innovation Center to create an entrepreneurial experience for students while on campus. This app will be alpha tested by COPMOBA and other Trail Organizations to bring much needed capital to our overly used trail networks.

This is the ninth year that the Secretary of State’s office has hosted the Go Code Competition.

Media contact for HEATH CARES

Madison Vickers    

Media Contact for Devour CO:

Jennifer Streetman

Media contact for Trail Funds:

Bryan Wachs