- A desire to engage with students around technology and creativity
- Technical or non-technical skills
- Enthusiasm and patience
- Willingness to learn alongside students
- Secure manager approval to volunteer
- Participate in a brief training
- Commit to 30 hours over two weeks
- Classes lead by Foundation instructors
- Coaches support small groups of students
- 4:1 student to coach ratio
- Meals provided daily
January 8–18, 2019 | Redwood Shores, California
It’s fashion for the 21st century. Students learn to engineer and code wearable technology fashion using Circuit Playgrounds, lights, sounds, and sensors to interact with the world around them.
Introduction to coding and physical computing with Arduino. Students learn to build simple, interactive circuits and gadgets that can sense and control objects in the physical world.
Students create Wi-Fi enabled prototypes to connect the things around them. Students learn to access web services such as social media platforms, maps, and weather forecasts to automate and optimize a variety of tasks.
The Foundation facilitates internships for d.tech students in a wide range of Oracle organizations. In addition to matching Oracle managers with d.tech interns, we provide support for both throughout the internship period.
Seeing the students gleam with a sense of accomplishment, I realized that I’d contributed to something big—an effort to help the future generation explore its potential. The experience was incredibly rewarding, and I’m thankful to Oracle and OEF for the opportunity.”
The experience of coaching students in OEF classes is priceless. The learning goes both ways—you learn from the students and they learn from you. Not to mention the joy of discovering new things together, culminating in a finished prototype in just two weeks. Priceless!”
I really enjoy the looks on the students’ faces when they finally figure something out, and the creative insight that happens when designing something that has not existed before.”
I love it when I’m able to help young people learn more about technology. Volunteering for OEF is always such a fun experience.”
As an OEF coach, watching the students explore, stumble, and grow while they worked their way through the design challenges, and then seeing them proudly present their projects to friends and family at the end of the session was just such a rewarding experience.”