Health Care technology is being highlighted in this year's Cajun Code Fest, an event in its third consecutive year hosted by the University of Louisiana's Center for Business and Information Technology.
UL's CajunCodeFest 3.0 started Tuesday and continues through Thursday, featuring a 27-hour coding competition to develop health care solutions, networking, and speakers.
Undergraduate and graduate students, programmers, software developers, designers and engineers, educators, healthcare professionals, marketing and business strategists, and entrepreneurs are invited to participate in event at the Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning in University Research Park.
This year's theme is "Aging in Place."
For the coding marathon, teams of no more than six members are tasked with building new tools to create solutions for people who want to live at home as they grow older.
Individuals joined teams and participated in team-building on Tuesday.
Cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in several categories. Last year, six winning teams earned cash and prizes valued at $52,000, including a grand prize of $25,000.