[HOT] Dealing with future growth: three recommendations to organisers (my SotM16 talk)

Tyler Radford tyler.radford at hotosm.org
Fri Dec 30 20:35:33 UTC 2016

Hi Martin, a very late thank-you for these points and summary. Blake, glad
to hear the core suggestions are now up on github.

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On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Martin Dittus <martin at dekstop.de> wrote:

> > On 24 Nov 2016, at 20:22, Blake Girardot HOT/OSM <
> blake.girardot at hotosm.org> wrote:
> >
> >> In brief, I’d like to make three key recommendations:
> >> • Carefully manage the tasking manager task listing during large
> disaster events. People who join during these events don't tend to stay
> active for long, and their contributions tend to have a lower quality.
> Point them towards newcomer-friendly projects where they can make some
> early experiences.
> >
> > In the context of disaster response, an activation, how long should
> > the early experience be? Is it ok if it is not a disaster related
> > project, but a specific new mapper project, probably from missing
> > maps? I would think we need a new mapped tailored part of the response
> > mapping to direct new mappers too.
> I don’t have a short answer for this, but my feeling is that it’s about
> initial training as much about providing a buffer for people who are just
> curious and want to click around a bit. Anything that redirects TV
> audiences to such an initial buffer is likely a win. Optimally, people who
> contribute well are then guided to further projects — for example as part
> of validator feedback.
> >
> >> • Introduce a notification mechanism to inform contributors of emergent
> campaigns. While the mailing list may work for the core community, there is
> likely a larger number of one-time mappers who may be willing to help out
> again when they’re needed, but currently they have no means of finding out.
> >
> > Yes, we have to make better use of email i think is what it comes down
> > too. Really we need to engage with new mappers where they are, but the
> > recurrent theme in many of these discussions is that email is best
> > because OSM only or TM only contact solutions are missed by literally
> > 1 day mappers. Emails seems the consensus, allow contributors to
> > provide their email and opt-into some email messages from the Tasking
> > Manager.
> Yes, that sounds great. The existing HOT newsletter could be a low-effort
> means of starting something like this, e.g. by adding a paragraph on
> current initiatives to every email. (Tyler might likely appreciate if
> someone who’s plugged into community discourse could provide such
> paragraphs on short notice.)
> >
> >> • Try to connect newcomers to the existing community as soon as
> possible, and in a setting that is appropriate for absolute beginners.
> Where can people ask questions online? Is the mailing list still
> appropriate for absolute beginners?
> >
> > See the Live OSM mapper-support channel, that is a direct result of
> > this suggestion and an attempt to accomplish the goal of connecting
> > absolute beginners with the OSM community. (
> > https://hotosm-slack.herokuapp.com/ )
> I love how quickly this came to be! Much impressed.
> Looking forward to an exciting 2017,
> m.
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