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UL will host 3rd annual CajunCodeFest to benefit aging in place (KADN)

LAFAYETTE (KADN) — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is holding its third annual computer coding marathon called CajunCodeFest 3.0.

The University says the theme for this year’s competition is “Aging in Place,” with the goal of developing solutions for people who want to live at home as they grow older.

CajunCodeFest 3.0 will feature a 27-hour long coding competition, networking opportunities, and a discussion about current issues in health care technology.

Cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in several categories, including a grand prize of $25,000.

Teams with a maximum of six members will compete. Those interested in joining a team should attend the team-building session on April 23.

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

All participants are required to register, however registration is free. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register early.

The event is open to undergraduate and graduate students, programmers, software developers, designers and engineers, educators, healthcare professionals, marketing and business strategists, and entrepreneurs.

Participants can register at More information is available by emailing or calling (337) 482-0627.