Oracle Supports Computer Science Education at SIGCSE
By Yolande Poirier on Mar 05, 2012
Oracle was a main sponsor of SIGCSE 2012 conference, the 43rd Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), which gathered over a thousand computer science teachers and professors. Oracle Academy presented the Academy curriculum for schools and universities; Oracle Labs presented research and internship opportunities; and Oracle Technology Network discussed online resources, including Oracle's Java Magazine.
Oracle also supported two social events, one for Alice project from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Greenfoot software from the University of Kent, UK. CMU announced the release of the Alice 3 previewfor the summer. Students will be able to learn Java basics with Alice 3 and migrate their code to Netbeans IDE.
Very popular was Microsoft Kinect Sensor and Greenfoot demo and workshop from the University of Kent.Watch the video! This project using Kinect with Greenfoot is easily duplicated. Just check out the online documentation for the installation requirements and steps to repeat.