Thursday Mar 28, 2013

Students, Java and Immersion


We're into planning this week for our student developer presence at the annual Immersive Education Summit. With a goal to lay out a Java tool and curriculum path for kids to get started learning programming and problem solving early and get them on their way to a good job as an architect/programmer, we'll be promoting the Academy intro to Comp Sci program offering, Dan Green's contributing sessions on Minecraft and sessions on OpenWonderland.  Immersive learning experiences like simulations, virtual worlds, games and animation are key to many STEM initiatives, but also increasingly relevant to use cases in the enterprise as online learning is adopted across all industries at a rapid pace. They also present a compelling new front-end user experience for our talent and human capital development solutions for our customers. Watch this space for an upcoming special event on "Talent Cities" in the near future.


Monday Mar 05, 2012

Java and the America's Cup

This is a quick snapshot of the very cool lobby at Americas Cup Event Authority just before our meeting on Friday. The project is a go and we're putting together the project plan now for a student-created 3D Web experience of the Americas Cup using OpenWonderland to promote Java and STEM education along with our new corporate partnership with iED. Initial ideas include models of SF Waterfront build-out, detailed animated models of Oracle Racing boat components, visualizing real-time telemetry, lessons on the physics of sailing and environmental planning and sustainability. The preliminary races are underway already so watch this space for more news soon to see how you can help out, participate and hopefully see Oracle Racing keep the Cup again in 2013.




Tuesday Feb 28, 2012

JMonkey Engine

JME is the OpenGL game engine for our core Java path that we are working on now at iED. Just a little something to complement the new focus at Oracle Academy by letting kids work on something that's both fun and teaches valuable skills at the same time.




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