[HOT] Not Gone...A Change in Relationship
heatherleson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 09:25:24 UTC 2015
HI Kate, thank you very much for all your dedication.
The first time I really understood the potential of HOT was viewing your
video right after the Haiti earthquake. Your efforts to build the
organization and support the community have been inspiring. HOT has become
a successful digital humanitarian community and organization under your
leadership. We have humanitarian and technology partners. The community and
membership are strong and talented. Staff hired are doing great work. We
are established with successful programmes and partnerships in many places,
including, to name just one, the long standing Indonesia project.
There will always be more to do - more activities to improve, more
conversations to have, more decisions to collaborate, more plans to create
and more maps to make. But now we have the basis to grow. Thank you for
your determination to make a difference and for constantly being an
advocate for HOT's mission around the world.
You will be missed. But you leave us in a position to grow. Truly I want to
congratulate you on your new role. They are lucky to have you. And, I'm
delighted that you will be active in HOT to mentor, share and create in the
For my fellow members, I am consulting with my fellow board members and
membership chair. We will be respond soon on plans and ask for help.
heatherleson at gmail.com
On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 7:36 AM, Kate Chapman <kate.chapman at hotosm.org>
> Hi All,
> Something that was pointed out to me is I did not put the date this change
> is effective in my previous email. My last day working full-time for HOT
> will be April 10th.
> On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 8:59 PM, Kate Chapman <kate.chapman at hotosm.org>
>> Dear HOT community
>> In January 2010 HOT came to me during a transition period in my life. As
>> I look back over the past 5 years I can’t even imagine where I’d be today
>> without the HOT community. With this in mind it is now time for me to
>> transition again into a different role within HOT. It is time for my time
>> as a paid staff member to end, though I will still be contributing as a
>> I have accepted a position with a new organization (so new it is
>> currently nameless) as their Chief Technology Officer, I’ll be working to
>> build an open-source land rights mapping system. This mean I am stepping
>> down from my Executive Director role at HOT. I will be remaining a
>> participant in the HOT community as both a Voting Member, administrator for
>> the Outreachy internship program, and within the Missing Maps Project and
>> OpenAerialMap. I hope to see many of you at the HOT Summit as well.
>> I will assist the Board of Directors of HOT in both a handover plan and
>> documentation of my role at the organization. The Board will be following
>> up with instructions and next steps in the next day.
>> If you have any questions or just even want to talk please contact me
>> directly. The Board is also available to answer questions as needed, they
>> can be reached at board at hotosm.org. To keep in touch with me personally,
>> please update your address book for kate at maploser.com.
>> The HOT community is strong and I can’t wait to see what we will do in
>> the future.
>> Thank you,
>> Kate Chapman
>> Executive Director
>> email: kate.chapman at hotosm.org
>> U.S. mobile: +1 703 673 8834
>> Indonesian mobile: +62 82123068370
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> Kate Chapman
> Executive Director
> email: kate.chapman at hotosm.org
> U.S. mobile: +1 703 673 8834
> Indonesian mobile: +62 82123068370
> *Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team *
> *Using OpenStreetMap for Humanitarian Response & Economic Development*
> web <http://hot.openstreetmap.org> | twitter <http://twitter.com/hotosm>
> | facebook <http://facebook.com/hotosm> | donate
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