The Hungarian Oracle Users Group (HOUG) conference has historically been the largest annual gathering of the Oracle community in Hungary. This year, the conference moved from its traditional, face-to-face mode, usually held in the picturesque city of Siofokin, Hungary, into the Zoom environment. This virtual conference took place April 28-29, 2020.
Hosted by Eva Csilla Fazekas, Oracle University Manager, Oracle Hungary, the conference dedicated a whole afternoon to discussing the Oracle Academy program. In 2017, Oracle Hungary and the Governmental Information-Technology Development Agency in Hungary (GITDA or KIFÜ in Hungarian) signed a three-year-long partnership agreement. Under the agreement, a series of Oracle Academy training courses were provided to Oracle Academy members in the country through Oracle University’s main partner in Hungary, the Webváltó Kft. Company.
With the agreement in place and interest in virtual teaching resources high, it is not surprising the online session attracted representatives of higher education institutions as well as vocational technical schools. In four consecutive sessions, Darko Jureković, Oracle Academy country manager, presented information on the Oracle Academy Cloud Program, with support by Norbert Reti, from People Come First Foundation, who provided detailed how-to instructions in Hungarian on how to register for free Oracle Academy membership.
An overview of the EU-funded project led by KIFÜ was delivered by their project manager Lajos Megyeri. The conference wrapped up with an overview by Balázs Kiss from Webváltó of the Oracle Junior Program, a series of lectures organized jointly by Oracle Hungary, Eötvös Loránd University, Webváltó, and the People Come First Foundation.
The recording of the conference will remain available to the participants and everyone interested in Oracle technologies and the free Oracle Academy program: https://youtu.be/j591hLKlU5c