GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT News)-- The 7th year of Go Code Colorado kicked off on Thursday.
It's a statewide competition and an initiative of the Business Intelligence Center out of the Secretary of State's Office.
Teams are challenged to turn public data into useful tools for businesses throughout the state.
Those competing range from students to professional developers.
The four teams that win will be getting $15,000 in prize money.
"We actually go in and pull this data out. This competition is where we can bring people from both the business community and the tech community and kind of get them to pair up and start thinking about how they can actually make meaning out of this data, and ultimately help the overall Colorado economy,"
The total competition spans four months. March 21st is when teams will actually start working on ideas. Registration is open until then.