Having road trips helped a lot when I started editing. I remember one trip I made to Baguio in the early days, all the opportunities that opened up after I got back. NLEX, SCTEX.. all the way to Baguio were opened to me. Its this sort of Waze Editing journey that we learn how to use WME properly and all the tricks there are to making editing fun and the satisfaction when your edits go live after the server updates and that you have made the map all the better for everyone.
We cannot emphasize enough the need for new capable editors who are not only interested in maintaining the maps but also be part of the community to help guide younger editors. The active editors cover only so big an area and the Philippines is really huge. It really helps when we have new editors on board who are familiar with areas they live and work in.
And once a new editor reaches the prerequisites and feels they are ready for more responsibility, we will be glad to give them the opportunity to manage areas they are familiar with.