For a lot of people working in research or trying to build businesses know the importance of having freely available data. Researchers are often asking the difficult scientific questions about the world that often do not have data collected directly to answer them. Finding publicly available datasets is essential to so many scientific studies because […]
Lets take the short, and hopefully not revisionist view, of post World War II US Growth. Capitalism was on the rise. US security saw its longest period of domestic peace with social unrest in equality, but not foreign. Quantity over quality was demanded to keep up with the first time in World history population doubling […]
Good data fuels successful apps App developers have one shot with app users to get them to keep an app on their phone – when the user downloads it and takes it for a test drive. The app either returns the results users are looking for and provides something useful, or it gets deleted. If […]
In Data and IT, there are various levels and classes of complexity which our design methods need to adapt Choosing our methods for consulting in design, architecture, and strategic consulting need to understand the environments. For instance, Enterprise Architecture came of age during the heyday of MIS in the 1980s as standalone applications on mainframes […]
Colorado has done something quite innovative and has been recognized with a StateScoop 50 award for State Innovation of the Year.
And Xentity was glad to be a part of it.
Colorado’s Office of the Secretary of State invented and delivered Go Code Colorado
, an app development competition for using public data to address challenges identified by the business community. Three teams built winning apps and business plans and will have their technology licensed by the state for a year. These teams have formed businesses; some are in discussions with investors and some have left their day jobs to focus on building their new venture.
Here’s the genius of Go Code Colorado: the State took funds from the filing fees that businesses pay to register their businesses and GAVE IT BACK to the business community through Go Code Colorado… AND incubated three new promising businesses in the process.
Plans are to build on this first year and run Go Code Colorado for a second year… on a larger scale and improving on many aspects based on lessons learned from year one.
Xentity had the pleasure of participating in Go Code Colorado as the State’s data management provider — sourcing, curating, improving and publishing 38 datasets from state agencies from Higher Ed to Labor and Employment.