[HOT] A Warm Welcome to the Outreachy HOT Interns!

Mhairi O'Hara mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org
Mon May 18 15:49:02 UTC 2015

Hello Hotties,

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and the OpenStreetMap (OSM)
community would like to welcome the new round of Outreachy interns. The
program, originally known as the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) is aimed
at helping individuals from under represented groups get involved in free
and open source software.  It is open to women (cis and trans), trans men
and genderqueer people, and all participants of the Ascend Project
regardless of gender.

>From the 25th of May, four highly motivated and enthusiastic students will
begin their internship, which runs for three months until the 25th of
August. They will be working on a number of key open-source projects within
the community, contributing to matters like the organisation and content of
LearnOSM, improving the help documentation of the HOT Export Tool, testing
the usability of the HOT Tasking Manager and creating a QGIS plugin for the
highly anticipated OpenAerialMap (OAM) project.

Please give them a warm welcome and do not hesitate to get in touch with
the associated mentors if you would like to collaborate and contribute
towards one of the projects listed below. HOT’s participation in the
Outreachy program is part of our larger goal to foster further diversity in
its community, as well as provide everyone the chance to have a starting

Develop a QGIS plugin for OpenAerialMap

Mentor: Cristiano Giovando (cristiano.giovando at hotosm.org)

Student: Tássia Camões Araújo

Improve HOT Export Tool Help Documentation

Mentor: Mhairi O’Hara (mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org)

Student: Arushi Vashist

Usability Testing of HOT Tasking Manager User Interface

Mentor: Blake Girardot (blake.girardot at hotosm.org)

Student: Rekth

 Improve LearnOSM Content and Organization

Mentor: Benoît Fournier (ben.fournier at gmail.com) and Nick Allen (
nick.allen.54 at gmail.com)

Student: Anwar Abdul-Azim

For more information on the program and the projects please visit the
Outreachy website and the HOT Program Landing Page [2]. A blog has also
been posted on the HOT website [3].

[1] https://www.gnome.org/outreachy/

[2] https://github.com/hotosm/HOT-Project-Ideas/wiki/Outreachy-2015


Mhairi O'Hara
Technical Project Manager
Email: mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org
Indonesian Mobile: +62 822 4701 1475

*Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team *
*Using OpenStreetMap for Humanitarian Response & Economic Development*
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