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Trilogy Interactive

When we hired Ana, we were behind on an important project. Although we hired her as a themer for this project on a part time basis, it became clear once she started that the need was much greater than anticipated. Ana jumped in, working days, nights and weekends. Her collaborative spirit and dedication were impressive, and we look forward to having more opportunities to work with Ana in the future.

Stacey Bashara
Partner
Trilogy Interactive
www.trilogyinteractive.com

IndieMade.com

IndieMade's mission is to make the power of Drupal available to non-technical crafters worldwide. With her great Drupal knowledge, excellent communication skills, and easy-going nature, Ana helped us save money, modernize our themes and led the upgrade of our corporate site including the upgrade of several custom modules, to a new version of Drupal. She's just plain great.

Jonathan Peterson President
IndieMade.com

Techsoup Global

I’ve been working with Ana Willem for more than 2 years on the NetSquared project. Ana is committed to contributing real value to the world and demonstrates this through her thoughtful attention to detail and focus on developing appropriate technical solutions. When evaluating a solution, Ana adeptly identifies the problem (strong listening skills) and pushes my own thinking by asking smart questions. Consistently, Ana comes up with creative actionable solutions, often improving upon what was originally conceived. When I ask Ana to take something on, I can rest assured that it will be taken care of in a way that is professional, elegant, timely and complete.

Billy Bicket
Vice President
Techsoup Global
beta.netsquared.org

Ana redesigned and rebuilt my website and the improvement in both look and function is light-years ahead of what it was. Even more importantly, she taught me how my site could be far more useful to me than I ever imagined, and patiently educated me about the software's potential and how to use it. She has been a pleasure to work with, and was incredibly prompt in responding to every question and request I had. I'm very pleased with my new site and look forward to working with Ana on future projects.

Laney Strange
Senior Director
CDI/Techsoup Global
beta.netsquared.org

Pattern Literacy

Ana redesigned and rebuilt my website and the improvement in both look and function is light-years ahead of what it was. Even more importantly, she taught me how my site could be far more useful to me than I ever imagined, and patiently educated me about the software's potential and how to use it. She has been a pleasure to work with, and was incredibly prompt in responding to every question and request I had. I'm very pleased with my new site and look forward to working with Ana on future projects.

Toby Hemenway
Director
Pattern Literacy
patternliteracy.com

Alternate ROOTS

Ana rebuilt the Alternate ROOTS website and launched an online registration process for us within six weeks of starting work with us. I've never seen work cranked out like that. We were able to radically alter the way that we do business in a major way. In the time after, she also created an online database for us that integrates with our website and membership sales. Over time we are hopeful that this database will become richer and deeper as we are able to track our constituents in a way that is much more useful for the organization's needs. We are grateful to Ana's expertise and her ongoing time with us.

Shannon Turner
Operations Director
Alternate ROOTS
www.alternateroots.org

Ana Willem is a skilled technologist. She has an uncanny ability to survey an organization’s needs and construct sophisticated yet simple structures to address them. She is a digital bridge builder equipped with both the technical understanding and end user perspective needed to increase the capacity of any organization.

Carlton Turner
Director
Alternate ROOTS
www.alternateroots.org

United States Social Forum

Ana Willem is the consummate professional. She has a deep knowledge of her field, is a tireless worker, loves to solve problems, and is great at customer service. Ana knows how to break down the most complex technical problem in a way that a novice can understand. The training manual she created for our organizations was phenomenal and allowed staff and volunteers to participate in updating our website in order to keep information current.

I highly recommend Ana to anyone who wants to hire the best web technician available with the added ability to talk to non-techies in everyday language they can understand.

Alice Lovelace
Lead Staff Organiser
United States Social Forum
www.ussf2007.org

Bioneers

Working with Ana was a great pleasure: her intelligence, rapid learning and appreciation of complex challenges coupled with her flexibility and creativity in approaching problem-solving were all a particular boon.

She approaches work with a can-do attitude, and is knowledgeable about options and focused in her implementation. She consistently gave her best to her work with us, and was a delight to work with along the way.

Nina Simons
President and Co-Founder
Bioneers
nina@bioneers.org

Institute for American Indian Arts

Ana managed a $250,000 project from start to finish. She managed and completed all aspects of the project, and was the main contact between the Institute and the software developers. Without Ana's knowledge of database structure we would not have completed this very large project on time. Ana was the key person that made this a successful project. In the year that Ana worked at the Institute I was completely satisfied with her work. She is a very diligent worker, a conscientious worker, and a very organized person. If it were not for these qualities we would not have had the success that we did.

Anthony J. Coca
Information Systems Director
Institute of American Indian Arts

Altanta Taskforce for the Homeless

Working with Ana is a delightful and awe-inspiring experience. Her sharp intelligence, coupled with her merry wit, engages and stuns us every day. I have never known anyone more willing to work at any time, in any situation, to get the job done. She is persistent, but gentle, tenacious, but understanding of others who are less committed, and absolutely full of integrity. I would trust her with any task, to know it, to improve it and to complete it with joy.

Anita Beaty
Executive Director and Founder
Metro Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless

Registration Team: USSF

I worked with Ana Willem on the registration team for the first ever United States Social Forum in Atlanta, Georgia in 2007. Ana served as the technical liaison to the registration team, developing and coordinating the a registration system that ultimately served over 10,000 people. She also implemented a range of complicated requirements for the entire team and provided on the ground support and troubleshooting during the registration process itself.

Ana was an excellent person to work with, providing expertise and skill to a large group of people--including staff and volunteers--with a wide range of technological background and knowledge. She helped to create a database that was accessible, intuitive, and that functioned wonderfully in a highly stressful environment. Thinking back on the challenges of that work and context, I am so grateful for Ana's experience, knowledge, patience and incredible hard work and commitment. I highly recommend Ana to any individual or organisation looking for someone with commitment, creativity and expertise!

Christina Repoley
Peace Education Coordinator
American Friends Service Committee
crepoley@afsc.org
www.afsc.org

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