‘Cloud Developer Drive’ is a virtual website-building contest for students from three institutes of Gyan Ganga Group of Institutions: Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology and Sciences (GGITS), Gyan Ganga College of Technology (GGCT), and Gyan Ganga College of Excellence (GGCE).
The competition provided participating university students and faculty an opportunity to use the latest in emerging technologies such as cloud computing. The students experienced step-by-step hands-on practice and mentoring support from Oracle experts using Oracle Academy free resources, the Oracle Academy Cloud Program and OCI Foundations I and II curriculum. More than 1,200 participating students were registered to use the Oracle Cloud Free Tier to build their knowledge and work on building web-based solutions.
The mentoring sessions were carried out by volunteer Oracle professionals, with one of them having 16 years of extensive experience in SQL programming and cloud technologies: Gurpreet Singh, Principal Consultant, Oracle India, and also Kavya Kulshreshtha, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle India. The insightful sessions delivered by Gurpreet and Kavya focused on getting the students to map out the virtual environment and walking them through OCI features to get their workspaces ready for the contest.
The students had only one week to develop and design their website using Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX) and SQL Developer in a preconfigured, fully managed, and secured OCI environment and storage with the support of Oracle Academy.
The students were tasked to address societal and environmental issues as they designed their solutions across 10 different key categories, including security and surveillance, waste management, smart education, and more. The judging criteria for this contest was based on the practicality, product value, and design and novelty of ideas, with four projects eventually announced as the winners for their excellent solutions.
Congratulations to all the winners and special thanks to all participating students, our inspirational Oracle speakers for their far-reaching mentoring support, and to GGITS, Jabalpur for organizing and making this event a great success. Oracle Academy could not be a success in helping students become future technology innovators and leaders without collaborations with like-minded members and our dedicated volunteers willing to share their valuable knowledge and expertise.
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