[HOT] New HOT voting members approved!

Banick, Robert Robert.Banick at redcross.org
Mon Feb 3 22:38:33 UTC 2014

Congratulations to everyone! What a strong incoming "class". I look forward to working with all of you to make HOT stronger and OSM even more relevant to humanitarian work.

From: Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr<mailto:pierzenh at yahoo.fr>>
Reply-To: Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr<mailto:pierzenh at yahoo.fr>>
Date: Monday, February 3, 2014 4:13 PM
To: nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com<mailto:nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>>, "jaakko at helleranta.com<mailto:jaakko at helleranta.com>" <jaakko at helleranta.com<mailto:jaakko at helleranta.com>>
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Subject: Re: [HOT] New HOT voting members approved!

Yes thanks to Jaakkoh, Boris and Kate to have done so efficiently this process of nomination of the new members.

Decision was taken that each member could propose only one person. We then have collectively assured that those people deeply involved in HOT actions have the opportunity to play a role in the orientations as well as the many actions of the organization becoming part of the membership.

Congratulation to the 18 new members and welcome in the HOT Membership.


De : nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com<mailto:nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>>
À : Jaakko Helleranta.com <jaakko at helleranta.com<mailto:jaakko at helleranta.com>>
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Envoyé le : Lundi 3 février 2014 16h06
Objet : Re: [HOT] New HOT voting members approved!

Thanks jaakkoh for your leading role in this nomination as well as those who supported you in the process.

I'd like to join you in welcoming the new members from the HOT community into the organization and look forward to the amazing things that together, collectively, we will all be able to achieve in 2014


On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM, Jaakko Helleranta.com <jaakko at helleranta.com<mailto:jaakko at helleranta.com>> wrote:
Dear all new HOT voting members, FYI all "old" voting members & the HOT community at large,

I'm happy to announce that the nominations of and elections for new HOT voting members have resulted in 18 new voting members for HOT! Welcome all! The new voting members list is below.

We'll be arranging (first ever) orientations to the new voting members in the next two weeks to make sure that everyone knows what (all things) HOT is, how the organization operates and what is the role of voting members. E.g. we'll be electing a Chair (person) for the organization and a new board in the coming weeks. But we'll contact you separately on all this.
.. Should there be "old" voting members who'd like to pitch in to preparing / doing the orientations, please get in contact.

So, again, welcome all! And thanks to Boris and Kate for making the nomination/election process happen.

If you want you're most welcome to reply with a blurb about you and how you got/are involved with HOT, your HOT story, if you may. I wrote mine at the bottom for a sort of an example. In fact, thinking about it, I think it wouldn't be a bad thing is also some (other) old members also feel inclined to write their HOT story. Good to know who's who in this zoo and where are people coming from :) . Perhaps we could even post these stories someone online - under an About us section at our website? Just a thought..

But now: The new voting members of HOT!

New voting member
Amadou Ndong
Andrew Buck
Augustin Doury
Awa Laye Dia
Bass Thiam
Claire Halleux
Dale Kunce
Emir Hartato
François-Xavier Lamure Tardieu
Jorieke Vynche
Maning Sambale
Rafael Ávila Coya
Russell Deffner
Sam Larsen
Samuel Paul Alce
Stéphane Henriod
Will Skora
Yohan Boniface

That is quite an impressive list, eih!?

My "HOT story":
Originally from Finland, moved to the US (DC) over 10 years ago. I got involved with HOT during the Haiti earth quake of 2010 and when I lived in Haiti for 3 years. I've done most of my mapping<http://hdyc.neis-one.org/?jaakkoh> in Haiti and Dominican Republic and I've worked in the field with HOT (in Haiti) and pitched into developing some new projects for HOT.
Currently living in Nicaragua trying to learn Spanish and getting engaged with the local mapping community (http://mapanica.net<http://mapanica.net/>).
HOT is hot because I think that (it's obvious by now that) Open(Street)Mapping can have a huge positive impact in humanitarian work and making (economic) development work better.
http://osm.org/user/jaakkoh & http://about.me/jaakkoh

What's your HOT story?

With welcoming regards,

jaakko at helleranta.com<mailto:jaakko at helleranta.com> * Skype: jhelleranta * Mobile: +505-8845-3391 (Nicaragua) * Voice(mail) / SMS / What's app: +1-202-730-9778 * http://about.me/jaakkoh

Nicolas Chavent
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
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