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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CajunCodeFest 5.0 Winners!

Congratulations to our winning teams!
First Place: Popping and Locking the Stack
Runner Up: Thrive or Die
Team Favorite: Thrive or Die
Best Student Team (K-12): David Thibodeaux STEM Magnet Academy Coding Krewe
Best Student Team (College): Band of Squanchers (UL Lafayette)



Special Thank You to Event Title Sponsor!


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First Place Winner: Popping and Locking the Stack  

L-R: Hayes Guidry; Joseph “Alex” Fontenot, Blake Glaub, Joy Norwood, Ben Norwood, Connor Stanford, Dillon Boudreaux, Henry Chu, Ph.D., Executive Director, Informatics Research Institute


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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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