What is CajunCodeFest?

The CajunCodeFest is a coding competition looking for the next innovative idea (app, software, device, etc.) using open data and select datasets from Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Lafayette Parish Assessor.

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Who can Participate?

All innovators are welcome! The competition is open to developers, students, technology professionals, entrepreneurs, etc.  

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Why Participate?

The CajunCodeFest gives you access to Lafayette Parish datasets and other federal data sources to create apps and tools that will ignite our Smart Community.  Teams will have a chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes! 

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Special Session: Smart Community Summit

Workforce development, education, transportation, public safety, resiliency and sustainable growth are just some of the opportunities and challenges that Lafayette can address in order to improve the quality of life of its citizens.


You are invited to join us, local leaders and Smart City experts from around the country at Lafayette’s first Smart Community Summit to learn how we can improve quality of life through citizen engagement, innovative design and technology.


The Smart Community Summit is Thursday, March 30 at Abdalla Hall. 


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Special Thank You to Event Title Sponsor!


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Keynote Speaker:

Nishal Mohan, Ph.D.

National Community Leader

Smart Gigabit Communities

US Ignite

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CajunCodeFest is an annual coding competition open to all students and professionals with knowledge in software development or technology innovation. In 2017, teams will have 24+ hours to develop a Smart Communities application with civic data provided by Lafayette Consolidated Government.

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