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Monica S. Flores (monicadear)
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Attended Cornell University
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My article got posted to the "Software Engineering" channel on LinkedIn
image credit | originally published at monicasflores.tumblr.comThe cone of uncertainty represents the process by which product managers create a final product. As others who deal with large, complex, "beast-like" projects know, this cone progresses from a very wide list of desired ideas, through a more deliberate functional specifications list, with use-case scenarios, roles, and priorities, then iteratively through the development process, narro...

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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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Originally published at TumblrFrom what I’ve seen to date, here are the five things any founder needs, with particular attention paid to #femalefounders. 1) MoneyFounders fund the endeavor - and it always costs much more than originally estimated. I always tell people to budget, then double, then double their estimated amount again — that is the minimum amount to see the organization through its startup phase and into sustainability or a funding ...

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On a website, you may manage the community engagement by identifying the "levels" of different users, as well as what "permissions" they may have on content within the site.
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"Be a broken record" --- there is no such thing as too much communication
Web developer, Drupal, blogger, organic, wife, mom
~ 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
Supports women entrepreneurs
Shops at fair trade, organic, holistic, sustainable, and green businesses

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Career Highlights:
+ Web Developer (2014 - ): Ashoka Changemakers

+ 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 "" (2008) 

+ Full-service web design and development for 10K Webdesign, focusing on Drupal and web 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)

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 - Co-Founder, Membership community for success-oriented women, #1 ranked blog (left 2012)

Co-Founder: Green Business Women Consulting services for green companies

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

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1 cycling trip / 583 miles from SF to LA / 2 homebirths / 2 marathons / 3.5 semesters to get a college degree / 7 Locations
Web developer, Author, Speaker
  • Ashoka Changemakers
    Web developer, 2014 - present
  • 10K Webdesign
    Web Developer, Author, Speaker, 2004 - 2014
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