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
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.