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Monica S. Flores (monicadear)
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Attended Cornell University
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"Be a broken record" --- there is no such thing as too much communication
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I hope all you drupalers have a great time in Portland!!!
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Raising daughters means plenty of activities and opportunities to feel good #strong #woman
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304 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
For what it's worth, my team and I have been creating websites and coming up with hosting recommendations for a variety of different clients (educational, non-profit, quasi-governmental, e-commerce, member association) since 2004.

I have never felt let down by Nexcess. We've been using them exclusively since 2008, and I definitely think of them as the "web developer's hosting company" -- they are our #1 go-to, and they definitely help us make sure that the websites we build are hosted in tip-top condition.

The support staff is 150% knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and super-responsive to our needs, and believe me, we've had a sh*tload of various needs from e-mail, to security, to Drupal/databases/PHP/mySQL, to you-name-it over the last five years.

If you open a ticket with them they typically respond in under 15-20 minutes, and they respond with a *real* response, not with a canned ignorant response like you can expect at other "hosting companies" (cough cough Bluehost cough cough Yahoo).

They have always been supportive and in our business, where uptime + working hosting = sales/conversions/likes/success for our clients, we can *ONLY* recommend Nexcess, for any kind of website project.

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Why go with #Drupal? Measurable outcomes, ease of use, ability to expand, competitiveness, and flexibility/security/robustness.
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Web developer, Author, Speaker
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  • Ashoka Changemakers
    Web developer, 2014 - present
  • 10K Webdesign
    Web Developer, Author, Speaker, 2004 - 2014
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Female
Other names
Monica Flores Lodise
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Web developer, Drupal, blogger, organic, wife, mom
Introduction
~ It is better to light one candle... ~

Passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting individuals. 
Focuses on building community, fostering connectedness, and using technology skills to create a better world.
Specializes in building websites #drupal #PHP #MySQL
Supports women entrepreneurs.
Shops at fair trade, organic, holistic, sustainable, and green businesses.




Career Highlights:

Contributing writer status (2008-2014): 
Women on Business
ASuccessfulWoman
The Green Girls
GreenBusinessWomen.com


+ Published at SixRevisions, the Vistage "Executive Street" Business Blog, and the Elance blog on topics such as Drupal, web development planning, and women in business.


+ Author for the "A Successful Woman's Handbook" series  (2008 - 2010) 
  • Fifty-one Ways to Build your Community of Clients Online
  • Social Networking for Women in Business
  • Thirty Steps to Starting Your Green Business  


+ Blogger for Know More Media's "SistersinBiz.com" (2008) 


+ Full-service web design and development for 10K Webdesign, focusing on Drupal and PHP/mySQL projects (since 2004)


+ Founding board member from 2004 at APA for Progress, the first internet-based Asian Pacific American advocacy group. Served as interim executive director during Bush/Kerry election season. (2004)


+ Policy analyst for JMPT Consulting, including  a citywide evaluation for the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families (250+ community-based organizations, managed 20+ evaluators, $750k budget) (2001 - 2004) 


+ Part of the "gold rush" dot-com boom in San Francisco - freelance web developer with gigs at Quokka (NBC Olympics), Pear Transmedia, and Huge Media (2000)


+ Original team member for Odyssey World Trek for Service and Education, one of the first global multimedia educational websites, visited over 30 countries to support youth (1999-2000)


+ Cycled 583 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise support for people with AIDS in California AIDS Ride 4 (1997)


+ Edited and produced multimedia CD-ROM versions of braille music texts for sighted and blind users with Opus Technologies (1996-1999)


+ Learned basic apiculture and taught children how to milk goats, feed chickens, and collect garden greens on Slide Ranch, a small farm in the coastal wilderness of Marin County (1995)


+ Triaged, coordinated, and assisted ambulatory-care patients as a community health worker at the Los Angeles Free Clinic (Jesuit Volunteer Corps, 1994)


+ B.S. in Environmental Systems Technology, Dept. of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Cornell University (1994)


+ Traveled by ship and studied the diverse cultures of 10 port cities on Semester at Sea with the Institute for Shipboard Education, (1993)




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Other Roles:

10K Group LLC - Business Consulting

10K Webdesign - Web design and development for green businesses, progressive organizations, and women entrepreneurs - Drupal shop

A Successful Woman - Membership community for success-oriented women, #1 ranked blog

Green Business Women - Directory of green women in business, #1 ranked blog

The Greater Equator Inc. - Premium marketplace for green and sustainable living

Cosustainable.com - Consulting services for green companies

Gramercy & Co. - Modern Atelier - A luxury online boutique for home and fashion accessories from around the world

PowerWeShare - Connecting companies to local charities

LocalEcoTribe - Infrastructure for the green community

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1 cycling trip 583 miles from SF to LA, 2 homebirths, 2 marathons, 3 1/2 years to get a college degree, 4 lifelong friends, 5 locations
Education
  • Cornell University
    Environmental Systems Technology
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