The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and the OpenStreetMap (OSM) is participating in round 11 of the Outreachy program. Originally known as the Outreach Program for Women (OPW), Outreachy 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. This is part of HOT's larger goal to foster diversity in its community, as well as provide everyone the chance to have a starting point in open source. 


Round 11

Running from the 7th December to the 7th March 2016, HOT is participating in the 11th round of the Outreachy program. Please see the dedicated OSM wiki page for further details on deadlines and application procedures.


Round 10

From the 25th of May, four highly motivated and enthusiastic students began their internship, which ran for three months until the 25th of August. They worked on a number of key open-source projects within the community, such as 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. For more information, please visit the dedicated OSM wiki page.


Develop a QGIS plugin for OpenAerialMap 

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

Student: Tássia Camões Araújo (weekly blog)


Improve HOT Export Tool Help Documentation

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

Student: Arushi Vashist (weekly blog)


Usability Testing of HOT Tasking Manager User Interface 

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

Student: Rekth (weekly blog



Project type:
May, 25 2015 to May, 28 2016