OEF collaborates with SparkTruck, a mobile fabrication lab developed at the Stanford d.school, to provide students with a variety of creative tools and materials.
Students use breadboards and circuits to build their wearable prototypes.
d.tech students review the code behind their prototype.
d.tech students collaborate on a design challenge, defining the problem they wish to solve and brainstorming potential solutions.
Students build a camera using a Raspberry Pi.
A d.tech student collaborates with an Oracle Volunteer coach on building her wearable prototype.
Students showcase their wearable technologies to parents and visitors at d.tech.
Oracle Volunteer coaches guide students through the design process.
“The collaboration between d.tech students and Oracle Volunteers was fun and rewarding. Thank you, Oracle Education Foundation, for providing me with the opportunity to serve as a role model for the students, and encourage them to explore careers in STEAM.”
—Indira Vidyaprakash, Oracle Senior Principal Product Manager
“Volunteering for the Oracle Education Foundation was a truly unforgettable experience. Although my knowledge of Java was limited, I learned along with the kids and was able to contribute my skills in electronics. The most rewarding aspect was witnessing the students’ excitement at the final showcase, and knowing that, thanks to OEF and Oracle, I had a part to play.”
—Mike Lance, Oracle Senior Sales Consultant
“I’ve had a great experience volunteering for the Oracle Education Foundation. The energy and creativity the students brought to our workshop was very inspiring, and I feel fortunate to be part of the program.”
—Jeff Salleh, Oracle Senior Software Development Manager
“My key takeaway from this experience is that the volunteers, educators, and students are all winners. The students develop valuable insights and apply critical thinking and collaboration to solve real-world problems. The volunteers and educators love the students’ “Ah-ha!” moments, when the concepts we cover throughout the course suddenly make sense.”
—Margaret Errington, Oracle Linux and VM Principal Alliance Manager