My Awesome Cajun Code Fest Experience (And What It Means For Clinical Research)

At 8am on Friday morning, I anxiously sat around a table with a group of people I had just met. I'd be spending the next 48 hours with them, and I had no idea what to expect.

The event would be unlike anything I'd ever experienced. But I knew one thing. It would be extremely rewarding. And I was very excited about finding out what the next 48 hours held.

Innovative Tech Solutions to Healthcare Challenges

My team members and I were participating in Cajun Code Fest in Lafayette, LA (and my hometown). Cajun Code Fest was an event bringing people and data together to solve a healthcare challenge, and the theme was childhood obesity.

U.S. CTO on Lafayette's 'innovation mojo'

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park posted these two tweets, among others, about his INNOV8 experience in Lafayette last week: "Silicon Bayou — aka Lafayette, Louisiana — is the best kept secret reservoir of innovation mojo in America." "Massively inspired after spending time a #cajuncodefest — amazing competitors; go innovators go!"

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park posted these two tweets, among others, about his INNOV8 experience in Lafayette last week: "Silicon Bayou — aka Lafayette, Louisiana — is the best kept secret reservoir of innovation mojo in America." "Massively inspired after spending time a #cajuncodefest — amazing competitors; go innovators go!"

CajunCodeFest Highlights the Silicon Bayou

CCF mentioned on thehealthcareblog.com! CLICK HERE

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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, 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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