Oracle Academy recently sponsored the first-ever Virtual Code Week Nigeria, held July 6-17, 2020, and hosted by the Wifi Combat Academy. More than 200 teachers from across 13 states in Nigeria, including Lagos and Abuja, registered for the bootcamp event.
This year’s event focused on the development of Android applications using the Java programming language. This built upon the previous and successive knowledge the teachers gained from past training on programming and database management in previous bootcamps.
Each week started off with a preparatory webinar to assist participants in the download and installation of required components (Java Development kit, SDK and Android Studio ID). Over the course of each week, participants were led through a detailed training by the facilitators, who proved to be more than resourceful.
By the end of each week, the participants developed basic Android applications. They were then further encouraged to register as members of Oracle Academy to continue their professional development training. In addition, participants were taken on a guided tour of the Oracle Academy Member Hub to learn how to access and navigate the interfaces themselves, alongside Quick Start Demonstration videos, which provided further guidance.
Mrs. Bisi Ijimakinwa, a participant and one of the best teachers whose school had won several Oracle Students Hackathon competitions in previous years, thanked the organizers for the opportunity to learn better teaching methods. She mentioned that she had introduced her students to machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies as a result of previous training. “When students know what they can do with these applications, they create wonders,” she said.
As Oracle’s global, philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy advances computing education around the world to increase knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. The program engages with thousands of educational institutions and educators in more than 120 countries, helping millions of students become college and career ready.
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