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Educators across Asia and Oceania learn how to employ the Oracle Academy Cloud Program for teaching

Damian Haas
Regional Director - JAPAC

Oracle Academy in India recently conducted a series of three live virtual sessions for its member institutions and educators. The virtual events were attended by over 1,900 educators from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and across Southeast Asia, and over to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Oracle Academy staff designed the events to enable educators to leverage the value of the Oracle Academy Cloud Program resources in their classrooms for their students.

In particular, the sessions helped participants learn how to establish their Cloud Program accounts and how to use the ‘Always Free’ Oracle Autonomous Database, Compute VMs, object storage, data egress, and other essential building blocks needed to create applications on top of Oracle Autonomous Database. Educators learned how they easily can provision student accounts so that their classes are up and running in a cloud environment without the need to download, install, or maintain software or databases on premise.

In addition, the sessions also covered ‘deep dives’ into some of the core curriculum topics available from Oracle Academy around Java, database, data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. The audience attended presentations from some of Oracle’s primary experts in the region, including: Amitpal Dhillon, a Senior Product Manager; Sharath Babu Thirunagari, Director, Product Development; Ali Parvani, a Principal Java and GraalVM Solutions Consultant; Janet Uy, Big Data Analytics Consultant; and Lahiru Weerakoon, a Senior Solution Engineer.

We thank these experts for lending their time and expertise to helping educators bring the latest in computing technology to their students.

About Oracle Academy

As Oracle’s global, philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy advances computing education around the world to increase knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. The program engages with thousands of educational institutions and educators in more than 120 countries, helping millions of students become college and career ready. Learn more.

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