Since 2017, IMO professionals and students have been participating in a number of training programs. The first two courses dealt with the worlds of computer science and communication, and were taught by computer engineer Edwin Rodríguez and journalist Jean Pierre Molina.
The aim of this training was to provide the participating scientists with essential tools. In this regard, Edwin Rodriguez expressed his satisfaction with the work he has carried out during the last few months. "At the beginning, my workshops were on basic computing knowledge, but I ended up teaching a programming course. In early January this year, I offered three trial classes, and we decided to continue on the same lines because participants found the subject interesting," said Rodríguez.
The workshop on effective communication was conducted by IMO journalist Jean Pierre Molina. "I think that communication has been fundamental to humankind since ancient times. I really wanted to make people reflect on the power of both verbal and non-verbal communication. I’m very satisfied because I succeeded in my objective of providing participants with new tools and correcting the misconception that journalists only know how to take photos and write articles," explained Molina.
Due to the success of these two workshops and the interest they generated, IMO is planning to hold them again in the future, so that more people can profit from them. This idea has its origins in the IMO community’s need for interactive theoretical and practical workshops.