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Third Consecutive CajunCodeFest Invites Innovators to Health Care Coding Challenge (Silicon Bayou News)

For the third consecutive year, the code-a-thon known as CajunCodeFest (April 23-25), a signature event for the Center for Business & Information Technologies (CBIT) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette), will bring innovators together to build something meaningful.

Using any framework or platform that teams choose, they will be put to the 27-hour health care coding test aimed at developing health care solutions.

CajunCodeFest 3.0 judges will be looking for solutions that encourage individuals to “Age in Place” to maintain quality of life as patients grow older and want to live at home. A sub-theme to the event will include the “Internet of Things” (IOT), specifically how uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations can help people “Age in Place”.

Undergraduate and graduate students, programmers, software developers, designers and engineers, educators, healthcare professionals, marketing and business strategists, and entrepreneurs are invited to participate.

Currently confirmed speakers include: Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, US Health and Human Services; Kathy Kliebert, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals; and Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP.

$25,000 will be awarded to the winning team to turn their innovative idea– whether it be an app, software, device, etc.– into reality. Best Student Team solution will also win a prize. Other prizes will be announced as the competition gets closer.

Registration is free but required and space is limited. Visit to register and find out more information.


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