Cecil J. Picard Center | 200 Devalcourt St. |Lafayette, LA 70506

Kick Off| Friday, April 13 at 1:00 pm 
Coding Ends| Saturday, April 14 at 12:00 pm 




General Guidelines


  • The event is open to middle, high school, college and professional teams. Prizes will be given away for First Place, Best Student Team (K-12 & College) and Team Favorite.
  • Registration is closed at this time. We are still looking for Student Team Mentors. If you would like more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • The theme focuses on application or solutions for the national opioid epidemic in the United States.
  • In addition to the coding competition, the CajunCodeFest will host a Opioid Healthcare Summit with top leaders in the industry open to the public. View Summit Agenda
  • All competitors must sign the CajunCodeFest Participation Agreement before the start of the competition.
  • Minors are required to have their legal guardian sign the agreement.
  • Competition is open to individuals who are:
    • 10-years of age or older
    • Registered online to participate in the event
    • Resident of the U.S. or have a U.S. visa
  • Participants under the age of 18 years must have at least one chaperone with the team at all times. Chaperones are encouraged to take shifts.
  • Teams can have 1- 6 members.
  • Roaming mentors will be available to answer questions during the event. 
  • Teams should bring all computer equipment, power strips, extension cords and adapters needed for on-site coding and for the judging presentation.
  • Meals will be provided starting Friday night, but you are encouraged to bring your favorite snacks and drinks!
  • Coders are encouraged to attend the Challenge meeting on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Abdalla Hall Auditorium (635 Cajundome Blvd.) in Lafayette.


For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions.


The  annual CajunCodeFest Summit and Challenge, hosted by the Center for Business & Information Technologies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is April 13 & 14, 2018. The  events focus on on a new healthcare theme 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 addressing the opioid epidemic to win cash, prizes and bragging rights. 

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