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FreeScholar is, Michele (Micky) Metts.
Michele Metts is a worker-owner in the tech cooperative, Agaric ( and has been involved with Drupal since 2006, she is an Industry Organizer forming cooperative business models using FREE software. Micky is the Liaison between the Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) and the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC). Her experience includes creation and development of diverse online communities, small and large websites. Michele has also managed many diverse teams of programmers to create custom applications specifically for community use.

Michele's entrepreneurship has included the creation of Cyber Weddings and Friend Finder as early as 1996 ( ref.). Her websites have been featured on the Arts and Entertainment channel, NTV (Nippon Television Network), Local Boston news and CCTV.

As a pioneer, working with VoIP Drupal technology, she has created and presented VoIP Drupal webinars in conjunction with the MediaLab at M.I.T.

Little known facts: Formerly a punk rock bassist and guitarist, a welder and a silversmith, a formula racing pit crew member, and a creator of some radically modified VW beetles. Michele loves to create Distro-Mashups with Drupal - taking functionality from one distro and merging it with another. Michele is also a recipient of the "Leave it to Beaver" childhood excellence award.


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Agaric helps people create and use powerful web sites. As a collective of skilled workers, Agaric collaborates with you and free software communities to develop tools and build platforms for cooperation, that meet your needs.

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the Agaric team.

If we are a great fit, it will likely be for one or a combination of these things:

Our experience with Drupal and other technologies we find applicable to solving real-world needs, such as Backbone.js
Our specialty in Drupal upgrades and migrations to Drupal
Our passion of creating collaborative networks that scale for companies and organizations which value openness and freedom
Something which cannot be defined in advance but which clicks when we discuss working together

We live and work to connect ideas, resources, and people. Our collective goal (which extends beyond our business) is the most power possible for all people over their own lives.


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