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Oracle Academy Supports Diversity in Computing in Taiwan

Damian Haas
Regional Director - JAPAC

Last month in Taipei, more than 200 women working in tech and women-led startups joined together for the inaugural TECH(K)NOW Day in Asia. TECH(K)NOW Day was initiated in London in early 2017 and now occurs twice a year to provide a forum for women to learn new tech skills.

At the event, more than 25 key community leaders in Taiwan gathered together to host 11 talks, 11 workshops, and 15 community tables. Oracle Academy joined together with Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL) to set up a community table and meet up with tech community leaders from Girls in Tech, Women Who Code Taipei, Ladies that UX Taipei, Taipei Women in Tech, Pyladies, Women in IOT, WikiWomen, and many more.

Oracle experts also participated as event keynote speakers. Vivian Liu, Cloud Solution Architect from Oracle Taiwan, described so-called innovation in digital transformation as a means to simplify our work and solve complicated problems in a more convenient way. She also elaborated on Oracle Autonomous Database, a cloud-based database that uses machine learning to eliminate the human labor associated with database tuning, security, backups, updates, and other routine management tasks traditionally performed by database administrators (DBAs).

Oracle thrives on diversity. By building diverse and inclusive teams, we think more strategically and work more creatively. That’s why it’s crucial that we continuously leverage our powerful pool of female talent. OWL is an inclusive organization that believes men and women are stronger when they work together—a theme which is central to this year’s International Women’s Day mantra of #BalanceforBetter.

Oracle Academy is pleased to collaborate with OWL on our shared goal of advancing computing globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. Toward this goal, Oracle Academy offers educational institutions and educators free curricula, learning resources, software, cloud practice environments, training, support, and certification resources. 

See https://techknowday.com/ and https://m.facebook.com/techknowday/ for more information about the event, and https://twitter.com/oraclewomenlead and https://blogs.oracle.com/women/ for more information on OWL.

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