The Raspberry Pi Foundation and Oracle Academy seek 1000 schools across the globe to signup and participate in the ‘Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station’ competition.

According to a press release made available to TechCabal, the project is a global weather experiment aimed at building students’ skills, which spans computing, meteorology, geography and is targeted at students aged between 11 and 16 years old.

“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”, Jane Richardson, Director, Oracle Academy EMEA said.

Students are required to write applications to operate their weather stations and record the data in a cloud-hosted Oracle database, which they can query through SQL elements developed in collaboration with Oracle Academy.

“This ambitious project adds another string to the Raspberry Pi bow, using the Raspberry Pi to introduce children to the art of data management and SQL”, Eben Upton, CEO, Raspberry Pi (Trading) added.

The weather experiment started last month, however, interested schools can still get more information and sign up on the event website. There are no talks on the closing date for applications.

Image: Raspberry Pi

Olumuyiwa Coker Author

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