Oracle Academy continues support for MySQL Community in Hong Kong and Taiwan

March 26, 2024 | 2 minute read
Damian Haas
Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, JAPAC
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Oracle Academy continues its support for the MySQL Community Team continuing education project for technical universities in APAC. Recently in Hong Kong, a second round database workshop was run at the City University of Hong Kong in conjunction with Hong Kong Association for Computer Education (HKACE) with 50-plus teachers attending the event entitled “Teaching database concepts using MySQL Environment.” The initial workshop took place in November 2023 (read a recap of that event).

Mr. Ivan Ma, Oracle Master Principal Solutions Engineer, gave a keynote speech and shared how to teach basic database concepts in a MySQL environment. Participating school teachers were invited to share their practical experience in teaching databases in the ICT curriculum. The MySQL Workshop introduced the MySQL for the Relational Database concept and leveraged the MySQL HeatWave on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform with Container Service running JupyterHub to practice the SQL and running Machine Learning with MySQL HeatWave.

MySQL workshopAdditionally, in Taiwan the National Taiwan Ocean University conducted an event in late February for 150-plus students with a special lecture featuring Mr. Ivan Tu, Oracle MySQL Solution Engineer Senior Manager. Mr. Tu delivered a presentation titled "Open Source Database Ecosystem and Career Development for Database Professionals." The lecture provided an introduction to the open-source database ecosystem, with a focus on MySQL's technical architecture and recent developments. Additionally, Mr. Tu discussed career development opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of database management, within the context of current trends in IT. This event presented a valuable opportunity for students to gain insights into the latest trends and developments in the database field and to hear valuable advice from an industry expert.

Oracle Academy worked with the Oracle MySQL Community Team to launch two new Education Bytes focused on MySQL. Members can access all resources through the Oracle Academy Member Hub, an intuitive, state-of-the-art learning management system including MySQL teaching resources and curriculum. Members simply sign in on the home page of

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Damian Haas

Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, JAPAC

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