[HOT] New HOT voting members approved!

Jorieke Vyncke jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 08:13:40 UTC 2014

Hi all,

Thank you very much for selecting me as a voting member. I'm also really
happy to see the diversity of the new voting members!

To introduce myself a little bit for the people who don't know me yet: I'm
Belgian and with my background in social and educational studies a little
bit an exception in the OpenStreetMap world. I got to know OpenStreetMap in
2010 and got really interested in it after I discovered HOT.

As a good, critical student at that time, I was questioning the mapping in
humanitarian and development contexts. So I decided to focus the
dissertation of my master in Conflict and Development on the power of maps
in slum contexts. I went to Bangladesh to do interviews with a lot of slum
dwellers and I also met with the local OSM community, discussed with them
and mapped the Dhaka Zoo with them. Conclusion of my research: mapping can
be a great tool, especially if the local community has the ownership over
the maps. And... this is exactly what OSM can offer!

After, I got the luck to be selected for the Eurosha project. Three months
of mapping, promotion and training for local and international actors in
the Central African Republic followed. After an evacuation out of CAR,
Cameroon was the next destination. Promotion and training resulted in a
start-up of a local OSM community and a lot of mapping fun in Cameroon!

Recently I participated also in the translation of the LearnOSM guides from
English into French in Dakar and subsequently I supported during two months
the awesome OSM community in Senegal.

Happy to be part of HOT!


2014-02-05 AWA LAYE DIA <awalayes at yahoo.fr>:

> Hello Everyone,
> Thank you for this nomination . I'm so glad to be part of the new voting
> members.
> I am senegalese , I live in Dakar and I am currently completing a Master 2 in
> Computer Science  .
> Here is a summary of my story with HOT.
> I always encourage opensource during my university studies . Therefore
> when I met at the InnovAfrica forum ( in November 2012 ) Nicolas Chavent
> Doury  and Augustin who had a workshop on OSM , I automatically loved
> this beautiful project. Because of my personal experiences before, I got to
> work on a project where I struggled to find specific and free geographic
> datas.
> From November 2012 to May 2013 , I was a facilitator training with Doury .
> From August to October 2013, I was a volunteer HOT in the OSM  Espace
> Francophone project in Senegal .
> In November 2013, I participated in the translation in french of the guide
> to learn OSM  at Dakar and I represented OSM SN Free Tandem at Paris .
> The peradventure continues unabated .
> Sincerely,
> Miss Map
> *LinkedIn: *
>    - www.linkedin.com/pub/awa-dia/4a/405/104/
> *Twitter:* https://twitter.com/awalayes
> *Skype: *awalaye77
>   Le Mardi 4 février 2014 22h21, Augustin Doury <augustin.doury at riseup.net>
> a écrit :
>   Hi all,
> This new generation of voting members from such different countries is
> awesome. It reflects how HOT and involved people enrich each other.
> Happy to be part of that.
> About history :
> From France, I'm 23 and studying general engineering in Nantes (Brittany).
> I discovered OSM, and more generally open source & open data culture(s) in
> April 2012. It has been a kind of revelation :)
> Nico was setting up SENEGAL project and I left France in November for a 6
> months field mission in SENEGAL to build an OSM community.
> It has been a powerful experience and thanks to the deep involvement of
> many people, it seems that it's working and spreading everywhere around.
> Currently in my last student year (IT option), I'm going to do my
> end-of-studies internship from April to September 2014 in IT French Red
> Cross department doing some data mining.
> Loving OSM so much because all together we are building something
> incredibly useful and free.
> Loving HOT so much because it supports OSM all over the world where it's
> especially, and still incredibly, useful.
> Happy new HOT year !
> Gus (Augustin Doury)
> Jaakko Helleranta.com:
> 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> <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).
> 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
> --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
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