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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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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