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





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!


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)











(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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Calling all Innovators! During the annual CajunCodeFest Challenge, participants build apps or tools using a specific dataset to address an issue, usually healthcare or community related.  Teams compete for bragging rights, cash and prizes. 

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