[HOT] Upcoming nominations & HOT's online presence?

Heather Leson hleson at ushahidi.com
Sat Dec 15 14:17:58 GMT 2012

Happy Weekend,

Since I may be unknown to some of of you, I wanted to share with you some
reasons why I am proposing to join the HOT board, pending HOT acceptance as
a member.

While am not an active OSM or HOT member, I am an active end-user and
advocate. Every week I talk with mappers who say they can't use OSM as a
base layer because the map is not populated. I want to help fundraise, do
outreach and do matchmaking for these types of projects which include many
civil society groups.

Really, I am asking to be a more vocal supporter of your amazing work. If
you have any  any questions, please do ask here or in private.

Some more details on my

Thank you,


On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 4:19 AM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:

> Hey Joseph,
> I think in the past we have posted information through at least some of
> these communication channels. It would probably benefit us to do that, so
> people are more aware of the HOT structure and process.
> I am not sure about the timing now since the nominations are about to
> close. Perhaps we do a blog post welcoming the new members when that
> happens? Then we would also announce the new board after the election as
> well.
> Best,
> Kate
> On Dec 7, 2012 2:30 AM, "Joseph Reeves" <iknowjoseph at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I guess that with nominations closing shortly this might be too late to
>> suggest, but is it worth highlighting the membership nominations on the HOT
>> website, Twitter, Facebook?
>> I wonder if we may have people engaging with HOT through those means that
>> haven't signed up for the mailing list yet. I'm thinking particularly of
>> those people that might procrastinate about getting involved, or those that
>> don't deal well with mailing lists, but are fine with the new social media.
>> The website at least seems like a potentially good place to publicise the
>> nominations through the Get Involved page. Facebook and Twitter could then
>> be used, if for nothing else, to drive visitors to that page.
>> I suppose it gets to a bigger query: to what extent is the HOT website,
>> Twitter & Facebook intended to be used by members and potential members?
>> Cheers, Joseph
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Heather Leson
Director of Community Engagement
hleson at ushahidi.com
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