Monica Houston lives in Seattle, Washington, on a sailboat named the "Infinite Sloop." Monica’s official title at is "The Executer." They run Hackster Live, a series of local, worldwide workshops to teach electronics & hardware creation.

A maker and tinkerer, Monica founded and runs the Seattle Arduino Meetup. They organized the first Startup Weekend focusing on hardware in 2013. Since then, they have organized over a dozen hardware hackathons, organizing's Hardware Weekend series in 2015 and driving a Delorean around the country.

Monica served on the board of the Seattle makerspace Jigsaw Renaissance. They were a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers from 2013-2018.

A fanatical runner, Monica has completed one marathon and nine ultra marathons. Monica also enjoys sailing and has raced in Nationals with the Thistle class. 

Monica occasionally draws bizarre comics.

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