April 23 - 30, 2014


April 25, 2014

Category: GeneralCajunCodeFest 3.0

7:30 am - 7:00 pm | Picard Center

The CajunCodeFest is a health care coding competition looking for the next innovative idea (app, software, device, etc.) related to "Aging in Place". The winning idea can win a cash prize and move their idea to reality!

Category: GeneralMeeting of the Minds: Lafayette Reborn! Lessons from Paris

7:30 am - 9:30 am | Iberia Bank Board Room

What Paris' period of civic investment can teach us about Lafayette's possibilities.

Category: GeneralOpelousas Business Incubator Open House

10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Opelousas Business Incubator

St. Landry has a 10,000 sq. ft. modern facility ready to be filled by entrepreneurs and executives looking for a place to launch. Rooms are built and ready to be occupied including a 4,000 sq. ft. warehouse with loading ramp that used to be the Daily World newspaper. Come tour the facility on the 1-49 service road just 20 minutes from Lafayette.

Category: GeneralCajunCodeFest Plenary Session: Lizheng Shi

10:00 am - 10:45 am | LITE

Free Pre-registration required. Lizheng Shi, Ph.D., Regents Associate Professor, Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University discusses his work with remote sensors in the home.

Category: GeneralCajunCodeFest Plenary Session: Fred Trotter

11:00 am - 11:45 am | LITE

Free Pre-registration required. Fred Trotter, Health Care Data Journalist at DocGraph Journal. The DocGraph Journal is the result of Fred’s efforts to create comprehensive map of the healthcare system, by showing how healthcare providers collaborate to deliver healthcare.

Category: GeneralLaunch Hour- Moving Ideas to Execution

11:30 am - 1:00 pm | LEDA

Move ideas from dreams to execution through a simple one page strategic approach focused on goal setting, creating prioritization in key tasks, measuring success through key metrics and performance indicators to rapidly grow.

Category: GeneralMoving Ideas to Execution Breakout Session

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | LEDA

Presenters from the Moving Ideas to Execution Launch Hour will be available to discuss specifics with the audience.

Category: GeneralWebinar: Beginning iOS Game Development

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Online

Learn the basics of game development for the iPhone and iPad through a step-by-step demo.

Category: GeneralCajunCodeFest Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | LITE

After 27 hours of innovating, the CajunCodeFest top teams will present their 5 minute project pitches focusing on “Aging in Place and the Internet of Things”. Award ceremony with cash and prizes to follow.

Category: GeneralFriends of INNOV8 VIP Suite at Festival

5:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Trynd

(At the former Trynd restaurant, 116 E Vermilion, across from the downtown parking garage)
• Indoor and outdoor gated spaces with 1st and 2nd floor patios
• Heavy hors d’oeuvres from Zeus Cafe and Agave Cantina, bottled water, cash bar
• Seating, view of Parc Sans Souci, indoor restrooms
• Mobile phone charging station

Hours of Operation:
Friday, April 25 - 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
FOI membership includes two Friends of INNOV8 badges. Required for admission.
Children under 12 get in free when accompanied by adult member

Speakers & schedule subject to change.

Steven Berlin Johnson
Steven Johnson has authored many best-selling books on innovation and where ideas come from. Johnson is hosting and co-creating a PBS series on the history of innovation, scheduled to air in Fall 2014.


Doug Hall
Eureka! Ranch CEO

Professional innovator and best selling author. In 1986 Doug Hall founded the Eureka! Ranch and has helped corporations such as American Express, Nike, P&G and Walt Disney with an 88 percent client repeat rate.


Bryan Sivak
CTO US Department of Health and Human Services

Prior to HHS, Mr. Sivak served as Maryland Chief Innovation Officer. Mr. Sivak has also worked in the private sector, co-founding InQuira, Inc., a multi-national software company, in 2002, and Electric Knowledge LLC, which provided one of the world’s first natural-language search engines available on the web in 1998.
CajunCodeFest Guest Speaker


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