We are incredibly proud of five of our development team members — Ellen Cooper, Chris Houdlette, Michael Yeager, Osvaldo Gama, and Brent Nkomo — for representing the city of Denver as finalists in this year’s Go Code Colorado challenge.
Their team, named WaffleFarms, empowers local agricultural organizations addressing food insecurity in urban areas by providing data-driven insights to inform key decisions surrounding land access, community needs, and funding.
“Go Code Colorado has been a great opportunity to come together as a team and work on problems outside of our day-to-day. It’s been wonderful to connect with and receive mentorship from people in the greater Colorado entrepreneurship and technology communities,” said Choozler Chris Houdlette. “We’re excited to apply our professional engineering skillset to problems that don’t get a lot of attention or money thrown at it and connect with members of our Denver community while doing it.”
Almost 200 individuals competed statewide, building tools and constructing insights with their teammates, coding and analyzing data. The two advancing teams from each location showed their innovative prowess with ideas that demonstrated feasibility and attractiveness to the marketplace, utilized data to create impactful value for business decision-makers and set new standards in innovation for Colorado businesses. Teams are able to use the $2,500 from Challenge Weekend as seed money while they work their way toward the Final Competition Event, where three teams will be selected to receive $15,000 each. Source: gocode.colorado.gov
Attend the final competition event in Denver on Thursday, June 7th to celebrate the winners and hear from Colorado business and tech community leaders. Congratulations to all of the finalists!