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Monica Houston lives in Seattle, Washington, on a sailboat named the "Infinite Sloop." Her official title at Hackster.io is "The Executer" and she runs Hackster Live, a series of local, worldwide workshops to teach electronics & hardware creation.

A maker and tinkerer, and she founded and runs the Seattle Arduino Meetup. She organized the first Startup Weekend focusing on hardware in 2013. Since then, she has organized almost a dozen hackathons, organizing Hackster.io's Hardware Weekend hackathon series in 2015. 

Monica served on the board of the Seattle makerspace Jigsaw Renaissance. She is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers.

A fanatical runner, Monica has completed one marathon and seven ultra marathons. She also is a competitive sailor, and has raced in Nationals with the Thistle class. 

She even occasionally draws bizarre comics. The faveicon on this site is an octopus, if you were wondering

 
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