My personal mission is to make a measurable positive difference by using all of my knowledge and talents to advance fairness, justice, safety, health, sustainability, wellbeing, and education.
Monica "Nikki" Flores facilitates the development of digital products as a Certified ScrumMaster® and technical project manager at Lullabot, a strategy, design, and development agency supporting redevelopment/new rollouts for Fortune 500 brands, government agencies, higher education, publishers, and enterprise technology companies.
Since 2004, she has developed over 200 websites for clients and employers including redesigns for New Relic, IBM, Green America, the GIST Network for the U.S. Department of State, and Changemakers for Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. As a full-stack developer, using Drupal since 2008 and working with agile methods since 2014, she is a proponent of using technology to solve problems, connect communities, and build more effective change-making teams.
She served in leadership for DC FemTech and was a board member at Green America, where she chaired the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion board committee 2018-2020. She teaches and mentors for the Nonprofit Technology Professional certificate, started Techwomxn, and co-founded 10K Webdesign. She supports women-focused ventures through the Female Founders Network.
Flores is the recipient of the 2018 and 2019 NTENny Award and the 2021 Hack for Good award. She keynoted the first annual Drupal Diversity Camp and helped organize the 2022 Non-profit Industry Summit at DrupalCon. She is currently onboarding into the Drupal Community Working Group with a current effort of reviewing and making suggestions on an updated Drupal Code of Conduct. She also currently serves as a Pantheon Hero and Arcadia Ambassador.
updated: August 31, 2022
It's important to make space for a diversity of opinions, freely expressed and carefully considered, by a cross-section of individuals.
This creates a better end outcome.
Communication means brainstorming, sharing, and evaluating all options to find the best solution.
There are no stupid questions.
We each face challenges and obstacles.
Honesty means we evaluate, accept where we currently stand, make a plan, and move forward, together.
One day at a time...
One moment at a time.
The truth always sets us free.
Identify your unique gifts and align with others to solve the world's pressing needs.
Be as clear as possible about
"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." - Janis Joplin
Blogging since 2007.
Recent Speaking Engagements
a11y talks: Fostering Inclusion in Technology
Ten tips for fostering more inclusion in technology, based on a compilation of tips presented through a previously-published blog series.
Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Camp - Keynote
Building a Mutual Aid Network on Drupal (on Pantheon)
The Women in Technology World Series
Online Festival, 2021: Introduction to Drupal on Pantheon
Florida Drupal Camp 2021
Case Study: Converting an Environmental Nonprofit to Drupal
100% Remote - Tips for Managing a Fully-Distributed Workforce
Future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - GEW 2019
Panel discussion on #diversity, #equity, and #inclusion
#LGBTQIA in Tech - GEW 2019
Moderator for panel discussion on #LGBTQIA in technology
B.S. in Environmental Systems Technology,
Division of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Team win for contest in student engineering: "A Learning Car for Kids" - technology for children with developmental disabilities
Activities: Work Study
Entrepot Deli, Risley Dining, Blauvelt Lab, PEWS ILR
Pianist at Catholic Mass
Praxis Literary Journal
Institute for Shipboard Education
Spring Semester at Sea, University of Pittsburgh
Travelled to 10 port cities in 100 days on the SS Universe
La Guaira, Venezuela
Cape Town, South Africa
Seattle, Washington, USA
Activities: Yearbook, Shipboard Auction