What is CajunCodeFest?

The CajunCodeFest is a health care coding competition looking for the next innovative idea (app, software, device, etc.). The best solution wins a cash prize and a chance move their idea to reality! *The competition returns in 2016 with a different format including longer development time. 

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Who can Participate?

All innovators are welcome! The competition is open to middle, high school and college students as well as health care, technology or marketing professionals. The best team is comprised of expertise of all types. 

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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 look for the best ideas and encourage the winning teams to grow their solution into the next big thing! The competition returns in 2016 with a new longer development format. Details will be available soon! 


Past Themes:

  • Childhood Obesity                            
  • Own Your Own Health                                  
  • 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! In 2016, the event will have a new format with longer development time. 

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Center for Business & Information Technologies

Informatics Research Institute

University of Louisiana at Lafayette





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