Monday Mar 05, 2012

Oracle Supports Computer Science Education at SIGCSE

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. 

Monday Aug 01, 2011

Moving Java Forward: New Java Training!

With the Java 7 release, Oracle is offering professionals new Java SE 7 classes and JavaOne sessions. This summer and fall, high school and university students and teachers will have the chance to learn Alice, Greenfoot, BlueJ and Java in a Java Summer Workshop and at JavaOne 2011. A contest for the best coding is also on the menu with the Oracle Java Olympics – CIS Region.


Java SE 7 Training - New!

Oracle University has announced its updated Learning Paths for Java SE 7. Experienced Java programmers and developers should take the new 2-day Java SE 7 New Features course. For those just getting started with Java programming or looking to expand their knowledge or prepare for a certification exam, the core training courses for Java SE 7 will be updated in the coming months. And, of course, instructor-led and self-study training classes are still available from Oracle University for those who prefer to train on Java SE 6 for now.

JavaOne 2011 also will offer extensive training on Java SE 7 and the Java Platform with JavaOne Tracks as well as Java University. Save $400 by registering now

Learning Java from High School to University!

The Java programming language is a valuable skill to prepare today's students for the careers of tomorrow. Oracle is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Kent to bring Alice, Greenfoot and BlueJ, three innovative tools to teach students programming and Java in a fun way. First time programmers have the option to use drag-and-drop interfaces and experienced students can use the coding interface. 

From Aug. 10th to 12th, 2011, 300 high school students and teachersfrom the Bay Area will create animations with thedrag and drop interfaces of Alice and Greenfoot during a 3-day Java Summer Workshop. Teachers and accompanying adults have the option of deepening their knowledge with the 2- day volunteer training on Aug. 8th and 9th. They will be better suited to assist students during the workshop and integrate Alice and Greefoot in their future activities and training. More information

Oct. 2th to 6th, 2011 at JavaOne, with the affordable Discover Pass, teachers and qualifying students can greatly benefit from the industry-leading Java conference. Students also can get a FREE ticket if they are enrolled for 6 units at accredited learning organizations. Space permitting, sessions, BOF (Bird-of-a-Feather) and HOL (Hands-on Labs) on Alice, Greenfoot, BlueJ and Java will be available to high school and university students and teachers. Participants will get the latest on Java software technology by attending JavaOne keynotes, visiting the exhibit hall and networking with top programmers in the industry. 

Oracle Java Olympics – CIS Region: Rewarding Top Programming Skills! 

This programming contest is for university students to write the best code with Java 7 and NetBeans. Organized this year with the collaboration of IT-Planet, the competition is available in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Starting in September, candidates will compete in 3 rounds, each consisting of an online quiz, a programming test and final test. Three finalists will be declared from twenty-one best student developers in Spring 2012.  


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