Feb 24, 2017

TEDxPuraVidaJoven 2017 is almost here! | Ya casi es momento para el TEDxPuraVidaJoven 2017!

It's that time of the year, TEDxPuraVidaJoven is almost here! This event takes a lot of work and energy, but it is also one of our most rewarding activities. Its a motivational ans inspiring event that has continued to grow each year, increasing our impact and reaching more and more people within the country and putside our borders. Thank you for helping us continue on with this activity every year!

¡Ya llegó ese momento del año, ya casi es el TEDxPuraVidaJoven! Este evento requiere de una gran cantidad de trabajo y energía, pero también es una de nuestras actividades más gratificantes. Es un evento motivacional e inspirador que ha continuado creciendo año tras año, aumentando nuestro impacto y llegando cada vez a más personas tanto dentro como fuera de nuestro país. ¡Gracias por ayudarnos a seguir con esta actividad todos los años!


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Nov 23, 2016

Giving thanks for a very impactful 2016 and more!

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Hello friends!

We hope you are doing great and have some time to reflect on this 2016 and be thankful to the special people in your life, to the great moments and new lessons you have learned! We would like to give huge THANKS to YOU for supporting our organization and our impact on society. This is a little update of what has been going on in Ideas en Acción these past months and some of the things we are most thankful for:

  1. THANKS to our amazing group of 40 new young MenTe´s (women in technology) from different provinces of our country for committing to our 12 session program, working as a team in developing new apps by identifying a social problem to solve. 
  2. THANKS to a wonderful team of passionate doers in Monterrey, Mexico for working with us to scale our very first program internationally and empowering 27 young women in our 4th MenTe edition that concluded this October.
  3. THANKS to all the 54 teachers and facilitators of our program Duolingo en Acción for being part of this year´s program, commiting to innovative ways to incorporate technology in your classrooms for the improvement of your kids´ english language learning.
  4. THANK YOU more than 180 english teachers of our National Learning Institute (INA) for being part of a very succesful training to incorporate Duolingo in your classrooms on October.
  5. THANKS to Paniamor for co-executing, to sponsors, to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications , and specially a talented group of high school students for graduating this month from our pilot program of Apps for Good.
  6. THANKS to everyone who participated in a first edition of FUN (Fuck-UpNights San José) helping grow a community of entreprenuers who redefine the word failure and share lessons learned.
  7. THANKS to more than 60 people who applied for our TEDxPuraVidaJoven auditions for sharing your idea worth spreading and inspiring us last september.
  8. Infinite THANKS to our amazing -more than 50- volunteers who make all of this possible, you are such an inspiration and we love to innovate collaboratively with you!
  9. ...and THANKS to you for reading this, for collaborating with us, spreading the word and being part of this dream that is growing every day!

We can´t wait for 2017... cheers to more collaboration, more innovation and to true impact for out future generations!

 

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¡Hola amigos y amigas!

Esperamos que estén muy bien y que puedan tomar algún tiempo para reflexionar en este 2016 y agradecer todas las personas especiales en su vida, los momentos increíbles así como los aprendizajes que de este 2016. Quisiéramos decirles MUCHAS GRACIAS a USTEDES por apoyar a nuestra organización y nuestro impacto en la sociedad. Este es un pequeño resumen de algunas de las cosas que han estado sucediendo en los últimos meses en Ideas en Acción y algunas de las cosas que más agradecemos: 

  1. GRACIAS a nuestro increíble grupo de 40 jóvenes graduadas de nuestra 3era edición de MenTe (Mujeres en Tecnología) de diferentes provincias de Costa Rica por comprometerse a nuestro programa de 12 sesiones, trabajar en equipo y desarrollar aplicaciones móviles identificando un problema social a resolver. 
  2. GRACIAS a un equipo maravilloso de mujeres apasionadas en Monterrey, Mexico por trabajar con nosotros para escalar nuestro primer programa fuera de nuestro país y empoderar a 27 chicas jóvenes en la 4ta edición de MenTe que concluyó el pasado Octubre. 
  3. GRACIAS a todos los 54 profesores y facilitadores de nuestro programa Duolingo en Acción por set parte este año, por comprometerse a formas innovadoras de incorporar la tecnología en sus aulas para el mejoramiento del aprendizaje de inglés de sus estudiantes.
  4. GRACIAS a las más de 180 docentes de inglés del INA por ser parte de un taller muy exitoso para incorporar Duolingo en sus clases el pasado Octubre. 
  5. GRACIAS a Paniamor por co-ejecutar, a patrocinadores, al Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (MICITT) y especialmente a un equipo talentosos de estudiantes de colegio por graduarse este mes del programa piloto de Apps for Good.
  6. GRACIAS a todos los que participaron en nuestro primera edición de FUN (Fuck-UpNights San José), ayudando a fortalecer a una comunidad de emprendedores que redefinen la palabra fracaso y comparten sus aprendizajes.
  7. GRACIAS a más de 60 personas que aplicaron para las audiciones de nuestro TEDxPuraVidaJoven por compartir sus ideas e inspirarnos el pasado Setiembre.
  8. ¡Infinitas GRACIAS a nuestro increíbé equipo de más de 50 voluntarios que hacen todo esto posible, ustedes son inspiración y nos encanta innovar colaborativamente con ustedes!
  9. ...y GRACIAS a usted por leer esto, por colaborar con nosotros, contarle a otros acerca de nuestra organización y por ser parte de este sueño que crece día con día.

Estamos muy emocionados por el 2017... ¡Salud por más colaboraciones, más innovación y por generar juntos mayor impacto para nuestras futuras organizaciones!

INA - Duolingo en Accion training
INA - Duolingo en Accion training
Idea en Accion volunteers <3
Idea en Accion volunteers <3
Aug 23, 2016

More Impact through Collaborative Innovation!

User Experience session!
User Experience session!

A lot has happened in Ideas en Acción lately! Today we will to tell you more about MenTe en Acción program and network. 

We held our 2nd edition of MenTe en Acción in Limón, -Costa Rica´s caribbean coast- where we got to meet 36 spectacular young women who graduated from our program last May. We have now begun our 3rd edition of MenTe en Acción with over 40 young women from different areas in four of our provinces: San José, Heredia, Puntarenas, and Limón.

In our sessions they have received training in women empowerment, leadership and other soft skills, but they are also becoming women in tech, by learning about new technologies, such as 3D printing, drones, and virtual reality and beginning to experiment with programming through AppInventor -MIT´s programming tool-.

Our sessions have been very enriching, the last one being on User Experience where the girls began developing the concept for their social or environmental apps. We also had the chance to have a call with some Costa Rican and Colombian engineers who are currently working at Google! This gave the participants a wonderful opportunity to ask questions about their careers, trajectories, etc.

The particiants of this 3rd edition will graduate on October 1st, and we will keep working very hard to support the inclusion of more women in technology in the country through collaborative innovation and their involvement in more of our ongoing MenTe Network opportunities. 

As part of our events for our MenTe Network (Red MenTe for women in science & technology), we co-hosted an event called “Ticas en el espacio” which translates into “Costa Rican Women in Space”. We co-organized the event with CITEC, ACAE and CFIA, wonderful organizations that believe in the power of having more women in the STEM fields. We had women engineers with impressive backgrounds sharing their stories and experiences, and a very young audience listening to their ideas and advice. Part of this audience was our current and former program participants, we had the wonderful opportunity of having women from the 1st and 3ed edition of MenTe en Acción meet and share their stories!

One example of an exciting story is Camila´s, one participant from our MenTe en Acción 1st edition and her experience in the Google Computer Science Summer Institute here.

Stay tuned for more updates in Ideas en Acción´s journey of creating social impact through collaborative innovation!

Conference Call with Google!
Conference Call with Google!
MenTes from the First and Third generation meet :)
MenTes from the First and Third generation meet :)
Virtual reality!
Virtual reality!
 
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