March 1- March 29, 2017

  • CajunCodeFest Data Portal opens
  • Teams continue to gather members and register
  • Bonus datasets will be released weekly until the competition


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 

Venue: Abdalla Hall, 635 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506

Opening Ceremonies/Competition Kick Off 

5:00 pm

Team Check in

Abdalla Hall

635 Cajundome Blvd.

Lafayette, LA 70506

5:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies Welcome & Comments

Emcee: Matthew Delcambre, Director, Center for Business & Information Technologies

6:00 pm

Competition Rules and Challenges

6:30 pm


6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Crawfish Boil Sponsored by C.H. Fenstermaker and Associates

Abdalla Hall Patio/Dining Hall

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Q & A with Mentors and Team Building Session

CCF Committee, Mentors and Coders

Abdalla Dining Hall









Thursday, March 30, 2017

 Smart Community Summit Open to the Public (View Agenda)


Friday, March 31, 2017

Venue: Cecil Picard Center, 200 E Devalcourt St, Lafayette, LA 70506 

On-site Coding Begins 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Team Set-up in Work Space

Cecil Picard Center

Rockhold Room

200 E. Devalcourt St, Lafayette, LA 70506

5:30 pm

Pizza Night Sponsored by Enquero

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Team Q & A with CCF Mentors

Coding continues through the night. You may access the building through the front door with your CajunCodeFest name badge. A security guard is on duty, but you are responsible for guarding your equipment and personal belongings.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Venue: Cecil Picard Center, 200 E Devalcourt St, Lafayette, LA 70506

Judging & Awards Ceremony

Teams Continue working through Saturday Morning

Cecil Picard Center

Rockhold Room

7:30 am – 8:30 am


11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Judge’s Orientation

Facilitated by Pete Prados, Director, Innov8 Acadiana

Cecil Picard Center Green Conference Room (2nd Floor)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Picard Center

Rockhold Room

12:00 pm

Coding STOPS! Teams must upload code and presentations

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Teams Test Presentations and Apps in Preparation for Judging

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Team Presentations/Judging Begins

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Judge’s Deliberation

Facilitated by Pete Prados, Director, Innov8 Acadiana

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sundae Bar Sponsored by the Opportunity Machine

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Awards Ceremony

Emcee: Henry Chu, Executive Director, Informatics Research Institute, UL Lafayette















 * Agenda is subject to slightly change so please check in periodically. 








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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