Yesterday, our entire organization, Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps) got a treat. We learned about Oracle’s corporate citizenship from Colleen Cassity, Executive Director of the Oracle Education Foundation (OEF).
I’m familiar with Oracle’s philanthropic endeavors, but only vaguely so. I’ve used the corporate giving match, but beyond that, this was all new information.
During her presentation, we learned about several of Oracle’s efforts, which I’m happy to share here, in video form.
First, there’s the OEF Wearable Technology Workshop for Girls, which several of our team members supported.
Next Colleen talked about Oracle’s efforts to support and promote the Raspberry Pi, which is near and dear to our hearts here. We’ve done a lot of Raspi projects here. Expect that to continue.
Next up was Wecyclers, an excellent program to promote recycling in Nigeria.
And finally, we learned about Oracle’s 26-year-old, ongoing commitment to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
This was an eye-opening session for me. Other than the Wearable Technology Workshop for Girls, I hadn’t heard about Oracle’s involvement in these other charitable causes, and I’m honored that we were able to help with one.
I hope we’ll be able to assist with similar, charitable events in the future.
Anyway, food for thought and possibly new information. Enjoy.
Thank you for sharing your experience, this nice summary, and the videos, Jake. I’m so glad to have connected with your team.
@Colleen: Thank you for doing this work. We look forward to assisting w future OEF activities.