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Oracle Academy and eProseed Hold Knowledge Builder Events in Romania

Jane Richardson
Senior Director, EMEA

Following a request from faculty at Oracle Academy Institutional member the Economic Studies Academy in Bucharest (ASE), Oracle Academy, together with eProseed, an Oracle partner in Romania, organized six knowledge builder workshops for students. The events were held April 1-10, 2019, for 228 students, and focused on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM) and Oracle Application Express (APEX).

Leonard Coman, Senior SOA-BPM Consultant, eProseed, and Roxana Chiriacescu, Senior Advanced Support Engineer, Oracle, (pictured in photo) held several discussions on the above topics with the students of the Academia de Economic Studies. Their sessions comprised of a theoretical overview and a hands-on tutorial. During the theoretical session, the students received introductions on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Integration family (Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle BPM Suite) and a description of the latest features of Oracle APEX 19.1.

During these sessions, the students learned about:

  • Basic concepts about and examples of SOA: what services are, how they help us, and how they can be the building blocks for future workflow integration.
  • Service Component Architecture (SCA) components: Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), Business Rule, Mediator and Human Task. The teaching team also touched on Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Representational State Transfer (REST), and File and Database Adapters.
  • The introduction to BPM glued together all the previous details so the students could understand scenarios from individual services that implement some specific functionalities to the types of complexities they might encounter in a business.
  • The team used Oracle APEX to create a user interface (UI) for the SOA-BPM projects to trigger the services and show students the output of all the integration done in the background, as well as demonstrate new features offered by Oracle APEX 19.1.
  • The students moved forward from basic installation and configuration details, to SOA-BPM modeling and design, to actually running the projects; the motto of the workshop was “What You Model Is What You Execute.”

This series of applicative presentations was held as part of the “Computer Systems Design” course in collaboration with Oracle Academy as part of the ‘Databases – Support for Business’ Master’s degree program. We particularly appreciate the involvement of the two speakers, Leonard Coman and Roxana Chiriacescu, and their interaction with the students and their willingness to answer questions and direct the students toward additional resources,” said Ion Lungu, ASE University Professor.

The educators and hundreds of students who participated learned something new on the topics of focus, and now will have the opportunity to implement new ideas in their university projects.


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