IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Oracle and Raspberry Pi Foundation launch kids learning project

The two companies are inviting children to build their own weatherstation to gain programming skills

Oracle and Raspberry Pi Foundation are collaborating on a project aimed at training children how to code and learn about their world at the same time.

The Oracle Academy Raspberry Pi Weather Station initiative for Schools encourages schools to teach programming skills by inviting them to apply for a weather station hardware kit for children to build and develop.

Students can choose how to build their application using SQL elements developed in collaboration with Oracle and data will be hosted on the company's cloud.

Oracle Giving, the firm's philanthropic arm, has funded the first 1,000 kits, meaning schools can get their hands on the kits for free while stock last.

In addition to the crafting skills the schoolchildren will need to build the weather station, it will also teach them how to write code to track wind speed, direction, temperature, pressure, and humidity.

The scheme, which is targeted at children aged between 11 and 16, will also encourage students to build a website to display local weather conditions. Kids can connect with other children participating in the scheme via a specially built website that will also provide technical support.

Jane Richardson, director of Oracle Academy EMEA, said: "From application programming to database management, computer science skills can lead to rewarding and fulfilling careers.

"Our goal with the Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station project is not only to show students how computer science can help them measure, interrogate and understand the world better, but also to give them hands-on opportunities to develop these skills. We believe this is one of the best ways to inspire the next generation to take up the computer science roles that economies around the world need filled."

Featured Resources

The state of Salesforce: Future of business

Three articles that look forward into the changing state of Salesforce and the future of business

Free Download

The mighty struggle to migrate SAP to the cloud may be over

A simplified and unified approach to delivering Enterprise Transformation in the cloud

Free Download

The business value of the transformative mainframe

Modernising on the mainframe

Free Download

The Total Economic Impact™ Of IBM FlashSystem

Cost savings and business benefits enabled by FlashSystem

Free Download

Recommended

Raspberry Pi launches next-gen Pico W microcontroller with networking support
Hardware

Raspberry Pi launches next-gen Pico W microcontroller with networking support

1 Jul 2022
Raspberry Pi ten years on: Breathing new life into retro machines
Hardware

Raspberry Pi ten years on: Breathing new life into retro machines

6 Apr 2022
Raspberry Pi OS finally gets a 64-bit release
operating systems

Raspberry Pi OS finally gets a 64-bit release

4 Feb 2022
Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself
Mobile

Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself

6 Oct 2021

Most Popular

Cyber attack on software supplier causes "major outage" across the NHS
cyber attacks

Cyber attack on software supplier causes "major outage" across the NHS

8 Aug 2022
Why convenience is the biggest threat to your security
Sponsored

Why convenience is the biggest threat to your security

8 Aug 2022
How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode
Microsoft Windows

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

29 Jul 2022