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What is CajunCodeFest?

The CajunCodeFest is a health care coding competition looking for the next innovative idea (app, software, device, etc.). Each year a new healthcare theme is selected. The winning idea can win a cash prize and move their idea to reality!

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Who can Participate?

Everyone is welcome! You can be a participant in the competition or a guest to observe or attend the plenary sessions. Students and professionals welcome!

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Why Participate?

Win Cash and Prizes!! Your team could have the latest and greatest idea in health care and get paid or maybe even an opportunity to take the competition to the next level. Cash Prizes will be awarded for the Best in Show Application, Best Student Team, and many more!

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A Unique Health Care Theme Is Selected For Each Event

The CajunCodeFest focuses on transforming data into healthcare solutions. Each year a new healthcare theme is selected based on the dataset available and current relavance. The judges are impressed by the great ideas and encourage the winning teams to grow their idea into the next big thing! The themes by year are listed below:

2012: Childhood Obesity                            

2013: Own Your Own Health                                  

2014: Aging in Place/Internet of Things








Living Lab for Health Innovation

Lafayette built its fiber-to-the-home network with the vision of becoming a testbed for the next generation of networks and applications. That vision catalyzed in April 2012 through the first annual CajunCodeFest. Today, a coalition of community, education, business, government, and healthcare leaders join forces to transform Lafayette into a Living Lab for Health Innovation – a place where innovators come to create solutions to society’s toughestchallenges and, in so doing, expand their services or grow their startups. In 2014, the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Innov8 awards presented the CajunCodeFest with the Innov8 award for encouraging innovation in the community. 



This event is a special blend – a unique gumbo of inspiration, innovation, competition, and celebration that brings together the best minds from ...

Ramesh Kolluru

VP for Research - University of Louisiana Lafayette
Massively inspired after spending time at #cajuncodefest - amazing competitors; go innovators go!

Todd Park

U.S. Chief Technology Officer
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CajunCodeFest is health care coding competition open to all students and professionals in the areas of software development, health care or business strategy industries. Teams compete for cash prizes and may be able to take their idea to the next level! New dates coming soon!

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Informatics Research Institute

University of Louisiana at Lafayette




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