Installfest at Beijing Institute of Technology

Last week the Oracle Development Center team in Beijing held a successful PHP
Installfest event at the Beijing Institute of Technology. The sponsor was Prof. Chen
Shuoying, vice dean of the Department of Computer Science.

During this event the students were tasked to create a PHP application on Oracle Database XE; online materials can be found here for you Chinese speakers. Apparently these apps will also be judged by a panel of Oracle engineers in September, with the winner getting an invitation to tour Oracle's development center and hobnob with those same engineers.

Some pix:

I just love the fact that the team made an effort to reach out to the student community in Beijing. Oracle needs to do a better job of "going young" in its developer ranks, for sure.

I understand that a similar event focusing on RoR+XE is planned for the future.

Comments:

Looks it's a fun event. Reaching young is a very good strategy. I still remember the good old learning-Oracle days. When you are young and energized with new technologies, the stuffs learned will carve to the mind and carry the skills through your career. Not bad for marketing.

Posted by Flex RIA on July 24, 2007 at 09:26 PM PDT #

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