With an empty bottle of ketchup, Go Code Colorado finalist offers hiring lessons

Creating a more diverse work environment can start with a change in perspective. This app helps provide it.

Diversity team winning Go Code Colorado (Courtesy Go Code Colorado)
<div>ersity team members at Go Code Colorado. (Courtesy Go Code Colorado)

Creating a more diverse work environment can start with a change in perspective. A group of Denver developers have come up with an app that helps provide that different point of view, and they’re finalists in this year’s Go Code Colorado competition.

The <div>ersity team is seven women and three men whose backgrounds are a little unusual for the tech world. The final competition, in which <div>ersity will compete against nine other teams from around the state, is Wednesday.


Denver-based Blinker wins SXSW Interactive Innovation Award

The mobile app allows people to buy, sell, finance or refinance their car using their phone, eliminating the need for outside parties.

A screen capture of the Blinker app. (Courtesy of Blinker)
The Blinker app. (Courtesy of Blinker)

Denver-based Blinker beat five other finalists to a 2017 South by Southwest Interactive Innovation Award in the new economy category.

The mobile app allows people to buy, sell, finance or refinance their car using their phone, eliminating the need for outside parties.


Two Colorado startups named 2017 finalists at SXSW

A screen capture of the Blinker app. (Courtesy of Blinker)
A rendering of the Blinker app. (Courtesy of Blinker)

Two Denver startups, Blinker and Tokken, may be honored at South by Southwest for the way they’re redefining the economy.

Both were among 65 finalists in the Interactive Innovation Awards hosted by the media, music and technology festival – and the odds are decent that one of the Denver companies will win in their category.


Report: For the top-hiring tech jobs in 2017, it pays to live in Denver

In Denver, where the tech market is one of the fastest growing in the nation, skilled workers can expect to make more than the national average for their roles.

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Denver over the frozen Ferril Lake in City Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Back in December, we told you local companies were hiring IT workers. That hasn’t changed.  But a new report by Robert Half on salaries and hiring trends, shows just which roles are benefitting from companies’ mad grab for workers in the IT and creative fields, and by how much.

And in Denver, where the tech market is one of the fastest growing in the nation, skilled workers can expect to make more than the national average for their roles.