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Guest of the Week (9/23): Alison Derbenwick, Oracle

Guest of the Week (9/23)

Alison Derbenwick, Vice President of Oracle Academy, Oracle

Congratulations Alison! You are theCUBE Guest of the Week.

The technology skills gap isn’t a mere gender issue, but an educational challenge as well. Women are racing to fill those positions, seeing the opportunity to catch up to the number of men employed in computer science. Federal data shows that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College awarded over half of their engineering degrees to women. Additionally, Harvey Mudd College boasts over half of its computer science students are women, and Carnegie Mellon University is catching up to that, at 48 percent.

Leading the efforts to educate all people about computer science is Alison Derbenwick, vice president of Oracle Academy at Oracle. She sat down this week with John Furrier (@furrier) and Peter Burris (@plburris), cohosts of theCUBE, from theSiliconANGLE Media team, during Oracle OpenWorld to explain her mission and Oracle’s commitment to educating tomorrow’s future computer scientists, as well as the rise of women in computer science.

Read more about our Guest of the Week here and here.

Follow Alison on Twitter (@aderbenwick), and check out all of our coverage from Oracle OpenWorld.

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