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iHub By Jimmy Gitonga / October 19, 2013

Oracle: Software Powers The Internet


Recently, I was introduced to the Oracle’s Business Development Manager  for Africa, Njeri Maina after I asked an iHub member, Jessica Musila of Mzalendo how we can connect with what is happening in ICT deployment in our counties. The iHub is now in deep talks with Oracle to start a partnership where we grow the Java Developer and User Group in Kenya.

I once thought I should go into Java considering it was an early “web” language launching in 1995. And as I got into the server end of Web, I began using MySQL for my database needs. Then many open source developers found themselves using technologies that Oracle now controls and are uneasy with this. However, Oracle has “behaved” in managing the evolution of these technologies.

Oracle is doing well. very well actually with a press release - Oracle Becomes Second Largest Software Company in the World. Here in Kenya, Oracle is in most enterprises we feel are Kenyan in their narrative. However, very few of us know where Oracle “plays”. So on the 21st November 2013 at Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Oracle Kenya will show what they have been doing both in the public and private enterprise space. All Java users and developers are welcome.

Register for the Kenya Java Day. This event is free so there is no excuse not to come.

Below is the program for the day:

9.00 am – 9.30 a.m.
Introduction - Oracle in the Enterprise?

9.30 a.m – 10.10 a.m.
Partnering with Oracle in the Public Sector – Ministry of Finance / Counties

10.10 a.m – 11.00 a.m
Partnering with Oracle in the Private Sector - Integration of Safaricom Systems, and Equity Bank.

11.30 a.m – 1.00 pm:
Enabling Enterprise Development and Deployment

  • Oracle JDeveloper (ecosystem) - Java EE Application Server
  • Oracle Exalogic server – Enterprise application infrastructure


Mobility and Cloud – Oracle in Mobile Space

3.00 p.m. – 4.00p.m.
What does Oracle have for developers in the Cloud

Q and A + Mingling

Author : Jimmy Gitonga

Jimmy is a founding member of the ARK, a design house that developed the Zuku brand for Wananchi and designed the iHub space. He is a member of the Planet Rackus crew, who were winners at Pivot East 2012 in the entertainment category, as well as the overall competition winners with their Ma3Racer mobile game. He was the founding Lead for the iHub Cluster. At iHub he now has the title, "Hype Master"

  • Charles at 23:03:57PM Saturday, October 19, 2013

    Face to face with Oracle… looking forward Hype Master… o(*_*)o

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