In June, Oracle is hosting upcoming hackathons in several cities, giving participants a chance to work with Oracle technology, sharpen their skills, and drive innovation.
Hackahtons are just one way that company leadership remains committed to helping workers around the world prepare for the future of work. Oracle recently made a big investment in its campus in Bengaluru, India, and company founder Larry Ellison gave $200 million to establish a ‘next-level’ cancer center at USC.
Here, learn more about these recent efforts, and other ways that Oracle helps students and workers develop the skills they need to succeed around the world.
Photo Essay: Indian Spring
On a recent trip to India, Oracle CEO Safra Catz met with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to discuss Oracle’s support of Modi’s “Digital India” initiative. After the meeting, Catz unveiled plans to invest $400 million to build a state-of-the-art Oracle campus in Bengaluru, India, open nine regional incubation centers, and train more than 500,000 students each year.
Larry Ellison to Graduates: ‘Live Your Dreams, Not the Dreams of Others’
“Each of you has a chance to discover who you are, rather than who you should be,” says Oracle founder Larry Ellison, addressing the University of Southern California’s graduating class of 2016.
Larry Ellison Gives $200 Million to ‘Next-Level’ USC Cancer Center
“The new Institute will invite mathematicians, physicists, and other scientists to collaborate with cancer researchers from the traditional disciplines of medicine and biology,” says Larry Ellison, Oracle’s executive chairman and CTO. “We believe the interdisciplinary approach will yield new insights currently hidden in existing patient data."
Oracle Academy: Building the Future
Oracle Academy supports more than 2.6 million students in 106 countries with courses in Java programming, database design, and SQL and/or PL/SQL, along with career skills such as problem solving and critical thinking.
Oracle Program to Give Indian Startups Cloud Tools, Expert Mentoring
"The goal is to make it extremely easy for people to access IT, and not just big companies, but every person who has an idea for business that can transform this country," said Oracle President Thomas Kurian at Oracle CloudWorld in Mumbai.
Oracle Pledges $200 Million to Support US Computer Science Education
Oracle’s pledge was announced as part of the White House Science Fair, an annual celebration of US students’ ingenuity. President Obama launched the fair six years ago, with the idea that the best young scientists should get feted at the White House just like many championship college athletes do.
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