[HOT] Quick study: initial activity and retention of first-time HOT contributors

Martin Dittus martin at dekstop.de
Tue Jun 23 00:37:23 UTC 2015

Hallo all, 

I’d like to share a link to an OSM diary entry where I summarise part of a HOT study I did earlier this year. 

I was interested in understanding how first-time contributors engage with HOT: how many hours of work do they contribute in the first days, and how long do they keep contributing to HOT once they joined? I’m comparing three initiatives: mapping for typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in Nov 2013, the Ebola response throughout 2014, and initial months of Missing Maps after November 2014.

The post with detailed results is here:

And here’s some background on my work:

Will keep posting more of these diary entries as the year progresses, and will make sure to share bigger findings here and on Twitter.

Feedback and suggestions are appreciated, here or in the comments! 


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