Can I register without a team?

Yes, you can register as an individual now and connect with a team on Wednesday night at the Opening Cermonies.

Can I attend CajunCodeFest as a guest?

Yes, space is limited so please register as a guest to attend any part of the CajunCodeFest. Registration closes March 29 or until we reach our participant limit.

Who needs to register?

Coder team members and guests must register! Team registration as a group is available.

I do not have a team. Can I still participate?

When you register, indicate you do not have a team and you will be matched with others to form a team on Wednesday night at the Opening Cermonies.

What is the maximum amount of members per team?

The teams can have up to ten members. 

Do I have to be a software developer/architect to participate?

No, the teams will consist of students, professionals and experts in any industry that will allow your team to create the best possible application or solution.

Do you provide space for the teams to work?

The teams will be provided space to work Friday night through Saturday, but team may use an alternate location to begin after the challenges are announced on Wednesday, March 29.

What is the theme this year?

Smart Communities using local data provided by Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette Parish Assessor and other federal open data sources.

I need accommodations. Which hotel should I use?

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Will there be a student prize again this year? What are the criteria?

Middle and high school students are invited to participate, as well as, college students. The majority of the team members must be students to win this prize. Other prizes will be announced later. 


What platform should be used to find a solution?

You can use any platform you chose.

How much code are participants allowed to pre-make?

The expectation is that judges will be looking for a solution that was created in the challenge timeframe. Challanges will be annouced Wednesday, March 29 at the Opening Ceremonies.

Do I have to be present to participate?

The teams are invited to pitch their solution on April 1, 2017. 

What framework is allowed?

You are allowed to use any framework or platform that you chose.

What equipment should my team bring?

Please bring all compueter equipement, power strips and extension cords needed to work on your project. You will also need any adapter to plug into a windows desktop computer for the final presentation.

Additional Information

Center for Business & Information Technologies

Informatics Research Institute

635 Cajundome Blvd

Lafayette, LA 70506


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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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