Posts by Monica

Navigating an Unsexy Market Through the Sexy Startupsphere

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Navigating an Unsexy Market Through the Sexy Startupsphere

Marcie, my ConnectAround business partner and I did a guest post over at Women 2.0!   Head on over there and read what we have to say about Navigating an Unsexy Market Through the Sexy...

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AppHarbor and GoDaddy SSL Certificate and RequireHttps

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 | 0 comments

AppHarbor and GoDaddy SSL Certificate and RequireHttps

The process of getting a wildcard SSL cert from GoDaddy installed on AppHarbor took me much longer than it should have. I’m a web dev, so SSL stuff is pretty new to me. Usually a Google search will fix me right up but no one had outlined the entire process from beginning to end so I had to patch it together. Here’s how it works… hope this saves you some time. Step 1 – Generate Your CSR First, I had to generate a CSR (certificate signing request) on my local machine’s IIS. This part is where I got tripped up for a while because I didn’t realize that I had to do it on my local machine so I kept looking for how to do this on AppHarbor....

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ConnectAround.com

Posted on Sep 22, 2012 | 0 comments

ConnectAround.com

In August 2012, I joined a startup called ConnectAround as the technical cofounder. It’s a startup focused on the We’ve been HUSTLING to make stuff happen and it’s been incredibly interesting. Read a little more about us or better yet, check out the site.   What is ConnectAround? ConnectAround is a private online network where residents and staff in large active lifestyle adult communities can connect and communicate. Outsiders are not permitted to view any information. Who is ConnectAround for? ConnectAround is designed specifically for 55+ active adults who would like to create more connections within their lifestyle communities. It is also...

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IronMQ on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 | 0 comments

IronMQ on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Ah, messaging. How fun is it? So fun! I went looking for a great messaging system to handle my small messaging needs (20-50k/day tops) and found RabbitMQ. It looks amazing! However, I’ve chosen to host on Rackspace Cloud Sites which means that I don’t have the ability to add RabbitMQ. What’s a dev to do? Well, I could create my own cloud server just for RabbitMQ. Bleh. I don’t want to do that… it defeats the whole purpose of paying for my elastic cloud sites. So, I did what every good dev does. I turned to Google. And Google sent me to Iron.IO which “provides hosted message queue, worker, scheduling, and cache services. No servers required.” Nice! I checked...

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Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – April 2012

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – April 2012

This month’s See Magazine is all about the power of compassion. It’s definitely worth your time to read. My article this month focuses on Startup Weekend. What happens during the weekend and what happens when you win! Here’s a sneak peek: “I think you guys might be the dark horse”, Chris declared on Sunday morning as he checked out my team. Turns out he was right… We won Startup Weekend.   Startup Weekend is a 54-hour competition where 100 people turn ideas into companies.   Here’s how it works. On Friday night, everyone that has an idea pitches. Then, we vote and slash the ideas to around 12 that form teams. The teams work their...

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