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International Girls in ICT Day 2014 events

​Oracle Academy - Ghaziabad​

Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2014, April 04​

Oracle Academy organized the Computer Science Day for Girls of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, G.B Nagar. This event focused on the importance of Computer Science education and the careers available to girls as they graduate from High School and progress towards college.  

The agenda for the day was:

  • Career mentoring in the field of Computer Science: Interaction Geet Singh, Marketing Manager and Ms. Kamal Peter, Sr. Program Manager, Oracle Academy.
  • Hands on  training on Alice 3.1

What is Alice: Alice is a 3D educational software developed at Carnegie Melon University with the support from Oracle. This software is used by schools to teach animation and create simple educational games. By dragging and dropping graphic tiles containing standard programming statements, students develop programs that animate 3D objects that populate a virtual world. In the process, they sharpen their logical thinking and problem solving techniques. They also grasp basic object oriented programming terminology and concepts such as procedure definition, algorithms, functions and conditional statements. It enables a new way to think and learn by populating virtual worlds intelligently, breaking problem statements into small tasks, and drawing up algorithmic expressions which help in problem solving.

Outcomes of the event

  • Awakened interest in Computer Science as a field of study and as a promising career option
  • Familiarized them with various career options in Computer Science  like programmer, DBA,Systems Engineer, Graphic Designer etc
  • An appreciation that CS skills transcend most 21st century professions and are fundamental to college and career readiness
  • Insight into how to build a strong resume from early years by developing technical skills

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti - The Navodaya Vidyalaya System is a unique experiment unparalleled in the annals of school education in India and elsewhere. Its significance lies in the selection of talented rural children as the target group and the attempt to provide them with quality education comparable to the best in a residential school system. The National Policy on Education-1986 envisaged the setting up of residential schools, to be called Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas that would bring out the best of rural talent.

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