CajunCodeFest 4.0 Health Tech & Entrepreneurial Summit Speakers Announced

The CajunCodeFest Health Tech & Entrepreneurial Summit invites students, faculty, staff and the public to learn more about the growing health technology industry and advice on how to turn your ideas into a startup on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the UL Lafayette Alumni Center, 600 East Saint Mary Boulevard, Lafayette, LA 70503 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

  • Opportunities to Use Data for Transformative Clinical Innovation- Thomas Carton, MS, Ph.D., Director, Health Sciences Research, Principal Investigator, REACHnet
  • Technology Addresses Issues in Health Care - Claude Pirtle, MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans; Co-Founder and Senior Developer, Intern 911 Medical Applications
  • Building a Better Interface Design - Jeffrey Lush, Associate Professor and Co-Coordinator for Graphic Design, Department of Visual Arts, UL Lafayette
  • Transitioning your Research to Market- Arun Lakhotia, Ph.D., CEO, Cythereal; Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing and Informatics, UL Lafayette
  • Consumer Engagement mHealth Solutions - Scott Sittig, Department Head for Allied Health, UL Lafayette
  • Entrepreneurial Keys to Success - Zachary Barker, Executive Director, Opportunity Machine
  • Startup Accelerator Process - Pete Prados, Chief Idea Officer; Director, Innov8 Acadiana

Register to attend here or visit the website at for more details.


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The CajunCodeFest Summit and Code-a-thon, hosted by the Center for Business & Information Technologies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is April 13 & 14, 2018. The summit is held in conjunction with a code-a-thon challenge focusing on opioid usage, treatment and prevention. The competition is open to all students and professionals. Teams use data to build apps and tools addressing the opioid epidemic to win cash, prizes and bragging rights. 

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