The CajunCodeFest competition looks for the next innovative idea, app, software, device, etc. focusing on a specific theme each year. Since 2012, the competition has explored Childhood Obesity, Aging in Place and the Internet of Things, Smart Communities, Opioid Healthcare, and Owning your Health.

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All innovators are welcome! The competition is open to developers, students, technology and related professionals, entrepreneurs, etc. The best team is a mix of subject matter experts, brainstormers and developers.

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The CajunCodeFest uses data to create innovative ideas and solutions addressing a specific theme. Teams are rewarded for their hard work with prizes, cash, banners and bragging rights!

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Congratulations to the 2018

Opioid Healthcare Challenge

Winner - My Pillz!


Best Overall and best K-12 Team -

mypillz (Comeaux High School with Team Mentors Lisa Ranney and Mike Davis)



Opioid Healthcare Challenge 

Team Presentations

Part 1

Part 2

Awards Ceremony 

View all 2018 Winners


Opioid Healthcare Summit


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Focus on Treatment

Focus on Prevention 











(L-R) Congressman Clay Higgins, Dr. Carrie Castille, State Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Prachi Rajiwadia (front), Thomas Nguyen (back), Noah Karavatakis, Mike Davis (Team Mentor) Lisa Ranney (Team Mentor), Matt Delcambre, Director, Center for Business & Information Technologies, and Bruce Greenstein, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Team Members Not Pictured: Jesse Breeland and Cha’Kerra Lewis.





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The  annual CajunCodeFest Summit and Challenge, hosted by the Center for Business & Information Technologies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, focuses on a new  hot topic each year. The summit is open to the public and the challenge is open to all students and professionals with an innovative spirit. Teams use data to build apps and tools to win cash, prizes and bragging rights. 

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