[talk-ph] Fwd: [OSM-talk] HOT Summit 2015 - Scholarship Program Announcement​

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 13:49:08 UTC 2015

If anyone need a reccomendation letter, let me know. First thing you have
to check out is the visa processing.


Maning Sambale (mobile)
On Feb 19, 2015 5:18 AM, "Robert Banick" <rbanick at gmail.com> wrote:

>  FYI all. I know many of you have been involved with HOT in some capacity
> in the past.
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> Begin forwarded message:
>> On Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 7:05 PM, Blake Girardot <
>> bgirardot at gmail.com>, wrote:
>> Greetings everyone!
>> The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team [HOT] is hosting a 3 day "HOT Summit
>> 2015" event in Washington D.C. April 30th to May 2nd 2015. It will be a
>> chance for volunteer mappers, educators, community builders,
>> humanitarians, geographers, programmers and other folks interested in
>> humanitarian mapping from around the world come together to share
>> knowledge, fellowship and generate new ideas.
>> http://summit.hotosm.org/
>> The full program of speakers and break out sessions is yet to be
>> finalized and announced, but just as important as the program itself is
>> who is going to attend as participants.
>> HOT's donors and supporters are offering a number of full and partial
>> scholarships to help make attendance accessible to as many people as
>> possible. These scholarships will cover or help defray costs for travel,
>> lodging and attendance fees and are open to anyone who would like to
>> come but is not able to due to the costs associated with attending the
>> event.
>> We would like to especially encourage people from outside the United
>> States to attend, we want you at the HOT Summit! We are an international
>> organization and the diversity of our community is one of our strengths.
>> We can not be as effective as we would like without our international
>> community members attending events like this. We need you! If costs are
>> the only thing stopping you from attending we want to encourage you to
>> apply for scholarship funding for part or all of your costs.
>> Scholarship applications can be submitted here:
>> http://goo.gl/forms/v9QDwi1sOz
>> If you have any interest in attending from outside the United States
>> please get in touch with us right away. We understand the idea and
>> mechanics of traveling can be somewhat challenging, but we are here to
>> help and you are not on your own to figure out how to get here for the
>> Summit. Whether you would like to apply for scholarship support or not,
>> please contact us and let us know you would like to attend.
>> For international visitors the first step is to learn about the entry
>> process for the US.
>> If you are from any of the 38 countries listed here:
>> http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/visit/visa-waiver-program.html
>> You will not need to apply for a visa, but instead follow the ESTA
>> process. Visitors from any other countries can find out more about the
>> visa process here:
>> http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html
>> (You probably want a "B" Visa for "visitors")
>> Any questions? Just ask. Please.
>> We are really looking forward to seeing you at the HOT Summit!
>> Cheers,
>> Blake
>> Volunteer mapper & HOT Summit 2015 Helper
>> PS: Please forward this email to any other OSM email lists or groups you
>> think is appropriate, especially local groups. It would be great if you
>> could add some words of introduction or comment in the local language or
>> translate any part of this email.
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