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Oracle Academy supports Sprint Call Young4Young hackathon

Jane Richardson
Senior Director, EMEA

Today more than ever, it is important to tap into the innovative and creative energy of our students. In recent years, our young people have shown resilience and creativity in reacting to the challenges of technological change, and they can guide us through future innovations.

Stimulating them with challenges and encouraging innovation allows them to open up their minds to develop their needs and expectations. With this in mind, Oracle Academy launched the first Oracle Academy Sprint Call in Italy together with Diversity Opportunity SRL. Diversity Opportunity SRL specializes in projects focused on diversity and opportunity for university students and other youth.

The Sprint is a hackathon that encourages students to design and implement an innovative communication plan on the Oracle database platform, provided free by Oracle Academy. The plan targets university students, with the idea of made by young people for young people.

During the hackathon, 35 students will try their hand at the challenge using the database platform, with support from university professors and start-up companies that exemplify the rapid transmigration of the skills they have acquired with the platform, towards new professions opened up by the cloud and coding.

Each group will have as a mentor one-university professor, one start-up mentor, and one Oracle staff mentor.

The most effective and innovative project will be chosen by a jury of Oracle managers, university professors, and start-ups. The challenge will be amplified through the social channels and websites of universities and faculty groups.

This is an exciting ongoing challenge that creates engagement, motivation, and passion for a world of new Oracle technologies, and promotes the free Oracle Academy program to universities, faculty, students, and start-ups.

For more information, please contact the Oracle Academy Program Manager, Italy.

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