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UL Lafayette's CajunCodeFest 3.0 to center on 'Aging in Place (KLFY)

UL Lafayette's CajunCodeFest 3.0 to center on 'Aging in Place'

Updated: Feb 04, 2014 12:44 PM CST
By Devin Bayliss - email

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking innovative thinkers and programmers to take part in CajunCodeFest 3.0.

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

This is the third consecutive year that the University's Center for Business and Information Technology will hold the event.

CajunCodeFest 3.0 is set for April 23-25 at the Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning in University Research Park.

It will feature a 27-hour coding competition to develop health care solutions, networking, and speakers who will discuss the latest issues in health care technology.

The theme will be "Aging in Place."

For the coding marathon, teams of no more than six members will be tasked with building new tools to create solutions for people who want to live at home as they grow older.

Individuals who want to join a team should attend a team-building session on April 23.

Cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in several categories. Last year, six winning teams earned cash and prizes valued at $52,000. That included a grand prize of $25,000.

Registration is free, but required of all participants. And, space is limited.

To register, visit

For more information, email or call (337) 482-0627.