Oracle Academy News
This issue: December, 2013

Data Science Bootcamp Now Available

Oracle Academy is proud to announce the availability of our inaugural Oracle Academy Presents… video lecture series, the Oracle Academy Data Science Bootcamp. Presented by Dr. Dan McClary, Principal Project Manager, Big Data, the free Data Science Bootcamp offers 6 hours of video lectures designed to introduce college and university students and faculty to Big Data and data science.

Student Competitions

Over the course of the year, Oracle Academy sponsors a limited number of local programming competitions for students. Upcoming competitions include a Smart Java Solutions competition in Romania starting in January, and an Oracle: SQL Programming competition as part of IT Planet 2014 in the Russian Federation and CIS countries.

Check out highlighted student projects from our Java Programming Competition: Philippines held earlier this year!

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Alice Self-Study Curriculum Now Available

The Oracle Academy Getting Started with Java Using Alice 3 Self-Study Course is now available on the Oracle Academy web site. Designed for anyone age 12 or higher who wants to learn Alice, this self-paced, online, free course teaches users to create 3D animated stories, movies and games using basic Java programming.

Greenfoot Workshops Coming to a City Near You

Oracle Academy Creating Java Programs with Greenfoot workshops will be coming to locations near you! Creating Java Programs with Greenfoot is designed for educators and helps them prepare to engage students who understand basic programming concepts to create Java programs through the creation of Greenfoot-based games, simulations and applications. Watch the Events Calendar in the Oracle Academy Teacher Lounge for more details. If you are interested in bringing an Oracle Academy Greenfoot workshop to your school or city, we’d love to hear from you at

Academy Receives ISTE Seal of Alignment

Oracle Academy is pleased to announce it has received the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Mastery Seal of Alignment for the Oracle Academy Database Design and Programming with SQL, Database Programming with PL/SQL, Java Fundamentals, and Java Programming courses. The ISTE Seal of Alignment reflects a determination by ISTE that these offerings clearly support implementation of the ISTE Standards for Computer Science Educators in a specific, carefully reviewed, and documented manner.

New Translations for Java Fundamentals

The 2013-2014 Java Fundamentals course is now available in Spanish and Simplified Chinese on Oracle iLearning. Curriculum codes are available to licensed Oracle Academy members via iLearning.

In the News

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Oracle Academy and Curriki Inspire Student Interest in Computer Science

Oracle Academy and the Computer Science Teachers Association Team Up

Oracle Security Chief Is Keynote Speaker at Carnegie Mellon’s OurCS Conference

Oracle Academy, Ministry of Education Collaborate in Kenya

Oracle Introduces Java Fundamentals to Kenyan Teachers

Nine Leading Universities in Pakistan Join the Oracle Academy

Oracle Academy Joins Hands with Government of Goa

Oracle Academy Director Welcomes New IT Curriculum

Ada Lovelace Day Celebrates Female Tech and Science Heroines

How to Get More Women in IT

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