Oracle Academy hosts Cloud Day at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

May 17, 2024 | 4 minute read
Danny Gooris
Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA
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Oracle Academy Cloud Day helps students leverage Oracle APEX to build incredible apps using Oracle Cloud

The Oracle Academy Cloud Day, held on April 25, 2024, at the esteemed University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, centered around the theme, “Leveraging Oracle APEX to build incredible apps using Oracle Cloud.” Facilitated by Oracle experts Marion Karanja, Principal Technology Solution Engineer, and William McCrae, Principal Instructor, Oracle Academy, EMEA, the event provided attendees with a unique opportunity to explore the transformative potential of Oracle APEX and Oracle Cloud. The activities included insightful presentations, interactive workshops, student discussions, and hands-on sessions.

Oracle Academy joined forces with the University of Dar es Salaam’s College of Information and Communication Technologies (CoICT), Oracle partner in Tanzania Dynatech Solutions, Serengeti Bytes, and the University’s student-led Innovation Hub, UDICTI, to organize the event, which marked a significant milestone in advancing technology education and enabling innovation among students in Tanzania. Students from other esteemed institutions such as the University of Dodoma, St. Joseph University in Tanzania, Kampala University in Tanzania, the Open University of Tanzania, National Institute of Transport, Ardhi University, and Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, also joined the event for a day of knowledge and skills building.

Adding to the excitement, technology expert speakers from Oracle graced the workshop to share insights on Oracle’s global philanthropic educational program, academic-industry collaboration importance in bridging the digital skills gap post-COVID, student success initiatives, and building career-ready skills in the era of cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science and beyond. This engagement with industry experts provided students with firsthand knowledge of the industry landscape and potential career pathways in the tech industry. The speakers included Danny Gooris, Regional Director, Oracle Academy; Janet Kamau, Marketing Director, Africa; Moses Mwangi, Public Sector Account Executive, East Africa; and Lorna Juma, Oracle Academy Program Manager, Eastern Africa.

Oracle Cloud Day helps students leverage Oracle APEX to build incredible apps using Oracle Cloud

The Oracle Academy Cloud Day provided a platform for students to enhance their knowledge and skills in cloud computing and low-code application development. With a focus on leveraging technology to address community challenges, the workshop aimed to equip students with the skills needed to build scalable and secure applications using Oracle APEX running on an Oracle Cloud tenancy.

The University of Dar es Salaam's recent Institutional membership agreement with Oracle Academy has opened doors to teaching and learning opportunities for both faculty and students. Through the Oracle Academy Cloud Program, they can teach, learn, explore, build, and develop in the cloud, free of charge, empowering them to stay at the forefront of technological advancements.

“As an academic institution, we have embarked on a journey of challenge-driven learning where students demonstrate their capabilities while in study. The collaboration with Oracle Academy provides a skill-building platform and key resources to the students and faculty members to make that possible,” stated Dr. Moses Ismail, lecturer and overall coordinator of the University of Dar Es Salaam ICT Innovation Hub, College of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Dar-es-Salaam.

“Attending Oracle Academy Cloud Day was a game changer for me. The event went beyond just acquiring new technical skills; it helped me realize the transformative power that technology holds in shaping our communities for the better. Learning about the capabilities of Oracle Academy APEX and the Cloud Program was truly motivating,” expressed Karim Nyumba, Bachelor of Science in computer engineering and information technology, third year and student hub lead, University of Dar es Salaam. “Knowing that I can leverage these tools to develop impactful applications left me feeling inspired and empowered. I am now equipped with the knowledge and confidence to leverage technology as a force for positive change, and I'm excited to embark on this journey of innovation and community impact, knowing that Oracle Academy’s presence in Tanzania opens doors to endless possibilities for our tech ecosystem.”

“Attending the Oracle Academy event was an eye-opening experience that broadened my understanding of Oracle APEX and its immense potential for both personal projects and large-scale developments. The event provided a comprehensive overview of the Oracle Academy program and its learning resources for aspiring web developer students like me. I gained extremely helpful insights into the capabilities of Oracle APEX, from its user-friendly interface to its powerful features for designing and deploying robust web applications. Learning about how Oracle APEX can streamline development processes and enhance productivity was particularly enlightening. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have participated in such a well-organized and informative event. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the Oracle Academy team for their dedication to empowering the next generation of web developers. I eagerly look forward to leveraging the knowledge gained to fuel my future projects, and I am excited about the possibilities that Oracle APEX opens for innovation and growth,” said Ignas Yustin Bangi, Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, fourth year student, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology.

Oracle Academy remains committed to empowering the next generation of innovators and change-makers in Tanzania and beyond to increase knowledge,
skills development, innovation, and diversity in technology.

Interested in the Oracle Academy APEX  and Cloud program for your students? Join the Oracle Academy program now.

Danny Gooris

Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA

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