Monica S. Flores
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Statement

I’m interested in complex challenges on a global level around technology and access to information, and I’ve been supporting mission-driven organizations since 2001. I continuously strive to build products and services that make a positive difference, with several large-scale redesign and refactoring projects delivered for national nonprofits, government agencies, and community groups.


Core Competencies

Typical Day

A) deep discussion re: client’s requests, as well as explaining/understanding client / organizational needs
B) specifying functionality and architecture: clarifying what is possible, suggesting solutions
C) managing: directing flow of scrums, specifying tickets, reviewing work, sign-off on incremental builds
D) producing: implementation / wireframing / database architecture / pilot project creation
E) communicating: presenting results, sharing analytics, supporting team and clients

Career Highlights

I am interested in connecting over your current needs and look forward to discussing if we’re a fit. My passion is to use my technology skills in support of people, groups, and organizations who are making a measurable positive difference.

Sincerely, Monica S. Flores

Overview

+ Mission: to build community, foster connectedness, & use my tech skills to create a better world
+ Unique skill: translates business needs into effective solutions, builds solutions to solve pressing problems, leads teams to drive long-term initiatives
+ Turns ideas into reality: clarifies needs, develops plans, tests assumptions, implements production
+ Drives progress: understands goals, coordinates efforts, explains documents, reports to leadership

Primary Experience

Director of Digital Products

Green America

Washington, DC, June 2016 - present

Consolidates all existing websites and build new platforms to manage the organization's digital properties, including a quarterly magazine, several print publications, and a national network of green businesses

Managing Director

10K Webdesign

Hawaii & California, July 2004 - present

Lead developer, producer, coder, liaison on 240+ websites for clients like SOCCOM Princeton (research group, $23m 5-year budget), Castro Valley Sanitary District (government, $11m annual budget), West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority (public agency $4.5m annual budget)

Product Team Lead, Web Developer

Ashoka Changemakers

Arlington, VA, February 2014 - December 2016

Participated and led team that delivered a redesign and refactoring of a Drupal 7 site, implemented scrum to roll out feature requests for changemakers.com, 3 engineers supported ~40 coordinators, managers, operations, & executive leaders; 85k monthly users, $2.5mm annual budget

Policy Analyst

JMPT Consulting Inc.

San Francisco, August 2001 - July 2004

Part of team that delivered a large-scale evaluation of a department for City & County of San Francisco

Programmer/Analyst

UC Berkeley Center, Latin American Studies

Berkeley, January 2001 - June 2001

Program Director

The Odyssey Internet Treks, 35 countries & Team Lead, Mexico City

San Francisco and internationally, August 1998 - August 2000

Startup Projects

Advisor, MAAN Softwares Inc.
January 2017 - present:
http://www.maansoftwares.com
Web and app development, 40 person team, provides advisory services

Co-Founder and CTO, Gramercy & Co.,
January 2011 - March 2017
Launched e-commerce for luxury goods, 16x growth in 3 years

Founder, A Successful Woman
September 2006 - February 2012
http://www.asuccessfulwoman.com
Created a hobby blog that grew to 10,000 users/month, sold 2012

Other Experience

Mentor

Access to Software for All People

Berkeley, December 2000 - June 2001

Multimedia Software Developer

Opus Technologies

San Diego, January 1996 - August 1998

Environmental Educator, Slide Ranch

Marin County, August 1995 - December 1995

Community Health Worker

Saban Clinic (formerly Los Angeles Free Clinic)

Los Angeles, August 1994 - August 1995

Community Involvement

Education

B.S. Environmental Systems Technology,
Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University, 1994

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Running, travel, baking, nature walks, reading
Lived in Canada, Florida, Southern California, upstate New York, Oakland, Hawaii, Virginia
Marathoner ~ Musician ~ Lifelong learner
Effective, results-oriented, and collaborative
Practices kindness
Passionate about making a difference

Modules: Cloudflare, Apache Solr, Acquia, Views, Panels, Entity, Entity Reference, Bootstrap, CK Editor, Media, Calendar, GMap, Location, Feeds, Chaos Tools, Token, Pathauto, Webform, jQuery Update, Google Analytics, Rules, Features, Context, Integrations: Firebug, Analytics, Slack, Jira/Fisheye, Confluence, SequelPro, drush, Sublime, Git, TeamworkPM, Skype, Hangouts, PHP/mySQL, Google Drive, UXPin, LucidChart, Salesforce, Pantheon, Trello, Assembla, localization, Open Graph (FB Login, OneAllSocial), Twitter API, MailChimp, SalesForce, Wild Apricot, Google Maps API, Analytics, PCI, Authorize.net, PayPal, SSL, AJAX, JQuery, PEAR, AddThis, CK Editor, TinyMCE, Vimeo, YouTube, vCard, Sitemaps, RSS, Google, Amazon Catalog Search,Wordpress, Joomla, ActOn, Charity Engine, Raiser’s Edge, Salsa

Project Portfolio available at monicasflores.com

Additional Links:

Drupal.org profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/monicadear
Drupal groups profile: https://groups.drupal.org/user/33123
Github with samples: http://github.com/monicadear
Drupal DC Meetup Organizer: http://www.meetup.com/drupal-dc/members/?op=leaders
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